This series reminds me of why I sometimes wish I wasn’t a reviewer and could wait for the entire series to be published before I begin reading it. Both “Cold Shot” and “Still Life” feature a group of friends with a couple of them playing a predominate role in each book. I anticipate that “Blind Spot” will do the same. I spent some time trying to remember where each of them fit into the group but did not have time to go back and reread “Cold Shot”. Nevertheless, it did not detract from my enjoyment of “Still Life”.

Let me just say that “Still Life” is one intense suspense. Reading it made me want to bar the windows and doors for a night or two. The author paced the plot so well that the suspense built with each chapter and the mystery became more confusing. Several possible suspects made their appearance and it was difficult to tell whether any of them were guilty or not. Even the title has a gruesome meaning behind it but I’ll leave it at that.

Ms. Pettrey’s talent at developing her characters and their interaction is brilliant as well. Parker is a hero few women could resist with his Irish accent and protective side. Avery may be a bit more difficult to cozy up to with her apparent hard protective shell but once the reader sees her true heart, Avery is also pretty likeable.

I enjoyed “Still Life” very much and look forward to reading “Blind Spot”. I really hate to have to wait for it.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book that was provided by Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.


Someone Is Out There. Watching Her. Waiting.

Blacklisted in the photography business over a controversial shot, Avery Tate answered an ad for a crime-scene photographer. She expected to be laughed at, but crime-scene analyst Parker Mitchell hired her outright–and changed her life. But six months ago, when her feelings for Parker became too strong, she left his employ to sort out her heart.

Now, for the first time, Avery is facing the world that rejected her to attend the gallery opening of a photography exhibit for which her friend modeled. But the only image of her friend is a chilling photo of her posing as if dead–and the photographer insists he didn’t take the shot. Worse, her friend can’t be found, and so Avery immediately calls Parker for help.

As Avery, Parker, and their friends in law enforcement dig into the mystery, they find themselves face-to-face with a relentless and deadly threat.

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Photo Credit: © Michael Pettrey Photography

Dani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the acclaimed author of the Alaskan Courage romantic suspense series, which includes her bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, Silenced, and Sabotaged. Her books have been honored with the Daphne du Maurier award, two HOLT Medallions, two National Readers’ Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing’s Best Award, among others.

She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves–the thrill of adventure, nail-biting suspense, the deepening of her characters’ faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in Maryland, where they enjoy time with their two daughters, a son-in-law, and a super adorable grandson. You can find her online at