The Crushing Depths by Dani Pettrey, the second in the Coastal Guardians series, is a romantic suspense novel with several plots, both romantic and investigative, that all mostly converge at the end. Her faith-filled novel was an enjoyable read, from beginning to end.
It was a fast-paced story from the first chapter. The plot twist near the end was a huge aha! moment, which I loved! Ms. Pettrey’s descriptions showed how much research she put into her book. As someone who loves to research for her own books, I appreciate that detail. She also did a great job weaving in Rissi and Mason’s shared backstory, which was utterly tragic, into their own love story. It was a lovely juxtaposition of where they were and are now, and how God changed them both for the better. Most of the main players were followers of Christ and relied on Him, through prayer and His Word, to handle situations that were dangerous and out-of-control.
However, if you hadn’t read the first novel in the Coastal Guardians series, it could be confusing. I haven’t read the first book but there appears to be some crossover from the first novel.
GoodReads Rating ★★★☆☆ I liked it.
About the Book
Book: The Crushing Depths
Author: Dani Pettrey
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 30, 2020
When an accident claims the life of an oil-rig worker on the first drilling platform off the North Carolina coast, Coast Guard investigators Rissi Dawson and Mason Rogers are sent to take the case. Tensions surrounding the oil rig are high and the death has everyone on edge. Environmental activists are threatening to do whatever it takes to stop the structure from being completed, while rumors are being whispered about ancient curses surrounding this part of the ocean.
Mounting evidence shows the death may not have been an accident at all. Was he killed by one of the activists or, perhaps more frighteningly, a member of his own crew? Rissi and Mason have to sort through not only a plethora of suspects, but also their own past and attraction to each other.
Just as the case seems like it’ll break open, worse news arrives. A tropical storm has turned their way and soon they’re cut off from any rescue–and right where the killer
wants them. It’s a race to discover his identity before he eliminates the threat they pose.
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About the Author
Praised by New York Times best-selling author Dee Henderson as “a name to look for in romantic suspense,” Dani Pettrey has sold more than half a million copies of her novels to readers eagerly awaiting the next release. Dani combines the page-turning adrenaline of a thriller with the chemistry and happy-ever-after of a romance. Her novels stand out for their “wicked pace, snappy dialogue, and likable characters” (Publishers Weekly), “gripping storyline[s],” (RT Book Reviews), and “sizzling undercurrent of romance” (USA Today). She researches murder and mayhem from her home in Maryland, where she lives with her husband. Their two daughters, a son-in-law, and two adorable grandsons also reside in Maryland. For more information about her novels, visit www.danipettrey.com
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