Thursday, August 1, 2019

The Killing Tide (Coastal Guardians #1) by Dani Pettrey

When one Coast Guard officer is found dead and another goes missing, Coast Guard Investigative Service special agent Finn Walker faces his most dangerous crime yet. His only clues are what little evidence remains aboard the dead officer's boat, and the direction the clues point to will test Finn and the Guard to their limits.

When investigative reporter--and Finn's boss's sister--Gabby Rowley arrives, her unrelenting questions complicate an already volatile situation. Now that she's back, the tug on Finn's heart is strong, but with the risks she's taking for her next big story, he fears she might not live through it.

Thrown together by the heinous crime, Finn and Gabby can't ignore the sparks or judgments flying between them. But will they be able to see past their preconceptions long enough to track down an elusive killer, or will they become his next mark?

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Guess what is releasing this next week?  Good news, right?  Dani Pettrey is a talented author and one of my favorites in the romantic suspense genre.  I've been anticipating this book for what seems like a long time.  Oh and just a shout out to the cover!  I love when a book cover represents what is inside so well.  It just makes me happy.  And I love those colors!!

You better buckle up for this book.  Seriously.  It is nonstop, petal to the metal, fast paced, forward momentum.  I was sucked in from the first few pages and had a hard time putting this one down for "real life".  haha.  Sometimes with suspense novels, it's more about the plot than the characters.  I don't know how Dani Pettrey does it, but there is such a fantastic balance of character building in the midst of a growing mystery and death defying scenes.  It makes for such an awesome story.

I love the setting for this new series and also the homage it pays to some largely unsung heroes that protect our waters.  I'll admit that some of it creeps me out (think underwater fighting, drowning and sharks!) but it's okay, I'm okay.  😨  It could never be my job but I sure am grateful for those who are our coastal guardians.

This book spotlights Finn and Gabby (I LOVE Finn! Gabby, not so much.) but also introduces us to a team of people who this series will revolve around.  The stage has been set for the next novel and once again, I am left anticipating the next book.  It cannot get here fast enough.

Content:  violence, death, Christian elements, kissing

- I received a complimentary copy of this book.  All opinions expressed are my own. 

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