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Review and Giveaway: Shattered March 25, 2013

Filed under: Monday Musings — Melissa Finnegan @ 11:38 am
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Shattered by Dani Pettrey

From the back cover of Shattered:

When her prodigal brother Reef’s return to Yancey, Alaska, is shattered by his arrest for murder, Piper McKenna is determined to protect him.

Deputy Landon Grainger loves the McKennas like family, but he’s also sworn to find the truth. And he knows those closest to you have the power to deceive you the most. With his sheriff pushing for a quick conviction, some unexpected leads complicate the investigation, and pursuing the truth puts Landon’s career in jeopardy.

When Piper launches her own investigation, Landon realizes he must protect her from herself–and whatever complications await as the two follow clues deep into Canada’s rugged backcountry. Not only does their long friendship seem to be turning into something more, but this dangerous case is becoming deadlier with each step.

My thoughts and giveaway:

If you like romance and suspense you will love this book.

I read Submerged, Dani’s first book and liked it, but not nearly as much as I enjoyed Shattered. I can definitely see her growth as a writer.

The book had me hooked at the first chapter, which is what you want. Each chapter packed a punch and had me turning the pages as fast as I could.

I like how the chapters are very short. Downton Abbey fans will appreciate that 🙂 Short chapters make me feel like I am reading faster, even though I know I’m not.

Dani also laid the ground work for future books and I can’t wait to get my hands on them and see those characters again and what will happen in their lives.

The only downside I really saw was the main female character, Piper, didn’t really have any flaws, no baggage, nothing to deal with. I enjoy flawed characters, it makes them more relatable. But I liked Piper and that missing element is easily overlooked because the rest of the book is very good.

In both books you can see a Genesis 5020 in the hurting characters lives. They use their hurts to help others.

Overall, I recommend this book. If you enjoy Dee Henderson you will enjoy Dani Pettrey.

You can order on amazon here.

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You can oder from the publisher here.

You can learn more about Dani here.

You can leave a comment and win both books!!! Leave a comment by March 31st at 5:00 PM to be entered and you could win Submerged and Shattered.

A review copy of this book was given to me by Baker Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.

As a side note; I am reading so many books that I will have to start posting on Tuesdays once in a while. Tomorrow I will be sharing a great non-fiction book I just finished.


38 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Shattered”

  1. karenk Says:

    thanks for the chance to read these wonderful novels 😉

  2. Katie J. Says:

    I really would love to win Submerged and Shattered. They both look like great books I would enjoy reading.

  3. Bonnie Jean Says:

    Both look like excellent novels. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  4. Patty Says:

    I haven’t read any of Dani’s books, looking forward to the opportunity!

  5. Beth C Says:

    How neat to have a chance to win both books! I haven’t read any of Dani’s books and I have read great things about her and I know I would love the books.

  6. Kimberly Rose Johnson Says:

    I read the first book and thought it was great. I’m thrilled to hear the second is even better. Thanks for a chance to win.

  7. Rose Milligan Says:

    Sadly I have never read any of Dani’s books, but I do enjoy Dee’s books. I will definitely be adding these to my TBR pile. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  8. Judy B Says:

    Thanks for your great review Melissa. I would love to win a copy of Submerged and Shattered. Thank you so much for this giveaway.

    I also want to say that I follow your blog and I can’t tell you how many times your story and your sister’s story has touched me and brought me to tears. You and your sister are very brave to share with the world what you both have been through. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Judy B

  9. Charity U Says:

    I would love to be entered! I already have a copy of “Shattered” but could use an extra copy. As to “Submerged,” I’m desperate to read it! 🙂 Awesome giveaway, thanks so much. 😀

  10. I’ve heard so much about Dani’s books – would love a chance to win them! Wow!

    Thanks for this great review and looking forward to reading more.

    becky (at) beckydoughty (dot) com

  11. ELIZA E Says:

    I just saw Dani’s books and would love to win – I haven’t read her yet!!

    thanks for the chance!

  12. karen Says:

    I love suspense and romance so I think I’d love these books.

  13. KayM Says:

    I’ve been hoping to read these books, but haven’t gotten around to ordering them. Thanks for an opportunity to win them.

  14. Marissa E. Says:

    I would love to win these books! I’ve heard that they’re great!

  15. Pam K. Says:

    I’ve read many good reviews for both of these books so I appreciate the chance to win not just one but both Submerged and Shattered. Thanks for giving them away.

  16. Karen Spiegel Says:

    I would love an opportunity to read these books. I like a little romance along with a good mystery. Thank you.

  17. Susieq Says:

    Would love to win these books….was looking forward to reading Submerged from our local public library…was the first one on the waiting list and there was only one copy in our whole state system and then the book was lost……the books sound very intriguing. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to enter it.

  18. I am happy to have met Dani through a Video Chat party. She seems to be a very sweet lady. I would love to win her books! Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  19. Would love to win a copy of “Shattered”! Thanks for the opportunity!


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