Sunday, July 8, 2012

Submerged by Danni Pettrey

A sabotaged plane. Two dead deep-water divers.

Yancey, Alaska was a quiet town...until the truth of what was hidden in the depths off the coast began to appear.

Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey again. She has a past, and a reputation--and Yancey's a small town. She's returned to bury a loved one killed in the plane crash and is determined not to stay even an hour more than necessary. But then dark evidence emerges and Bailey's own expertise becomes invaluable for the case.

Cole McKenna can handle the deep-sea dives and helping the police recover evidence. He can even handle the fact that a murderer has settled in his town and doesn't appear to be moving on. But dealing with the reality of Bailey's reappearance is a tougher challenge. She broke his heart, but she is not the same girl who left Yancey. He let her down, but he's not the same guy she left behind. Can they move beyond the hurts of their pasts and find a future together?

My thoughts...

Pettrey's writing style is exciting. Well developed characters that seem so real. Submerged is action, adventure, mystery, and romance all rolled into one. Throw in the message of redemption and you have excellent Christian fiction.

Due to a tragedy Bailey Craig must return to the small Alaskan town where she grew up, for years she has ran from her past, a past filled with drunken parties and the like. She fears no one will understand her new relationship with Christ.

One of the first people she runs into is Cole McKenna, whom she does not want to see! As it turns out, he has also become a Christian and the two end up spending a lot of time together when they discover a murder has taken place.

A great summer beach read. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

I received a copy of this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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