Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

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.

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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.