Book Review: Submerged by Dani Pettrey


Dani Pettrey


Book Overview:

 A sabotaged plane. Two dead deep-water divers. One single clue.

Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey, Alaska, again. She has a past, and a reputation–and Yancey’s a town that doesn’t forget. She’s returned only to bury a loved one killed in the plane crash, but then dark evidence emerges and Bailey’s own expertise becomes invaluable for the case.

 Cole McKenna can face dangerous rescue dives. He can face the fear a murderer may be threatening his town. But facing the reality of Bailey’s reappearance is a tougher challenge. She broke his heart… but doesn’t seem to be the same girl who left Yancey ten years ago. And he’s not the same guy she left behind.

 Racing against the clock and a rising body count, Bailey and Cole must move beyond the hurts of their pasts to work together until the truth of what is hidden in the depths finally surfaces.

My Review:


Ahh…Submerged was great.  The author, Dani Pettrey, does a masterful job of creating a suspenseful romantic novel without dousing the entire plot with predictability and cheesiness.  The characters in the story are likable and enjoyable, and the story provides enough twists, turns, and general suspense to keep you engaged and wanting to read more.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  I’m giving the author big points for keeping the story appropriate.  It’s so nice to be able to read a book and not worry about raunchy language or graphic descriptions.  It’s refreshing and it is something I really hope to see more of from other authors.

Submerged is an easy read, a simple, entertaining story.  This is the kind of book to read when you’re sitting on a hammock with a lemonade.  Not too deep, but not so simple that you know the entire story line from the very beginning.  I am giving the book 3.5 stars.  I enjoyed it.


*I did not receive any compensation for this book review.  I received a copy of the book free of charge from Bethany House  in exchange for my honest review.  The opinions are mine, and mine alone.

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