I’m a little late to the Dani Pettrey party, but thanks to several recommendations, INPSYs nominations and kindle deals, the past couple of months have provided the opportunity to enter the world of the Alaskan Courage series. And you know what?
Y’all were right! This series is fantastic!
Pettrey knows how to capture your attention and your heart and in her latest, Silenced, we get to read Kayden and Jake’s story.
Jake 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.
Taking on a five book series could easily crash and burn, but four in, Pettry continues to show us her creativity with different (and believable) criminals and crimes for each story. Not only is the relationship between Jake and Kayden a sweet and naturally developing one, the murders and mysteries had me guessing all through the pages.
While a bit stubborn and independent (sounds like someone I might know ;), Kayden’s character development is a wonderful example of what it looks like to trust again. And Jake? Well, he’s just fabulous.
I also really like how she introduces the story-to-come for the next novel with different interactions in this novel (it’s Reef by the way). It flows easily within the story without taking away from it. I also enjoy seeing the past characters still being part of the story. It’s a family anyone would want to be friends with!
Have you guys had a chance to read of these adventures in Alaska? What are some of your favorite suspense stories?
I’ll end with an extremely random thought: while y’all know me and my feelings on covers with models, I have to say I’m a huge of her eye shadow…love the color palette :). And as you can see I was totally thinking of this statement when I took a picture of the book (whoops). But if you click on one of the links below, you’ll be able to see the cover fully!
(Thank you Bethany House for the copy in exchange for my honest review)