I am probably the world’s biggest coward and I really, really don’t like heights. I am also getting a bit on in years for too much adventure but that doesn’t stop me from experiencing some excitement vicariously through my novels. The pages of “Silenced”  were definitely filled with the kind of excitement I personally go to great lengths to avoid, especially mountain climbing.

Dani Pettrey describes the gorgeous Alaskan setting in all the books of her Alaskan Courage series so well that it almost makes me want to visit there. I enjoy reading about the McKenna family and their friends and like the way each of them makes an appearance in every book of the series. I will be sorry to see this series end. I loved watching  Jake and Kayden’s relationship develop as they worked together. I especially liked the author’s portrayal of Jake that included his protectiveness toward Kayden as well as his integrity and strength.

The plot itself was one that kept me on my toes. There were several major surprises in the investigation and things took off in a totally different direction than I expected. Plenty of suspense, action and danger with some romance and a couple of weddings made “Silenced” a satisfying read. I liked that Jake gained some closure of his own during the story’s conclusion.

This book was provided by Bethany House, a division of
Baker Publishing Group for me to review as an author influencer.


SilencedJake Knew Something Was Wrong.
But He Never Guessed How Wrong.

A relaxing day of rock climbing takes a disturbing turn when Kayden McKenna’s route brings her face-to-face with a dead climber. Is it a terrible accident or something darker? When the case is handed to overburdened sheriff Landon Grainger, he turns to Jake Westin for help. With Jake’s past now revealed, he’s ready to use his talent for investigation again–but he could never prepare for where the mystery will take him.

Kayden’s climbing expertise soon leads her and Jake to the realization that the death was no accident. And worse, it seems the killer is onto them. When strange things begin happening in Yancey, Jake is terrified that once again his world may put someone he loves in danger. But the truth is far worse than he could ever imagine.

Praise for the Alaskan Courage series

“Readers who enjoy Lynette Eason, Irene Hannon, and DiAnn Mills will add this to their to-read list.” Library Journal about Stranded

“I have not been this enthralled since the O’Malley series by Dee Henderson! Pettrey does such an excellent job of developing the character of each and every family member…” Christian Manifesto

“Hard-to-put-down romantic suspense with snappy dialogue, realistic characterizations and fast-moving intrigue.” Suspense Zone

Read an excerpt fro “Silenced” HERE.


Dani PettreyDani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the author of the bestselling romantic suspense novels Stranded, Shattered, and Submerged, winner of the 2013 Holt Medallion for First Novel and the Colorado Romance Writers 2013 Award of Excellence. She and her husband have two daughters and reside in the D.C. Metro area.

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