Monday, February 27, 2017

Still Life by Dani Pettrey - REVIEWED

About the book:
Someone Is Out There. Watching Her. Waiting. 
Blacklisted in the photography business over a controversial shot, Avery Tate answered an ad for a crime-scene photographer. She expected to be laughed at, but crime-scene analyst Parker Mitchell hired her outright--and changed her life. But six months ago, when her feelings for Parker became too strong, she left his employ to sort out her heart.

Now, for the first time, Avery is facing the world that rejected her to attend the gallery opening of a photography exhibit for which her friend modeled. But the only image of her friend is a chilling photo of her posing as if dead--and the photographer insists he didn't take the shot. Worse, her friend can't be found, and so Avery immediately calls Parker for help.

As Avery, Parker, and their friends in law enforcement dig into the mystery, they find themselves face-to-face with a relentless and deadly threat.

My Thoughts:
What does any of this have to do with us?” (p. 327)

This is a good question to ask when you see a photograph of a friend who has been posed in death.  It is also a good question to ask when you are beginning fall in love with a man you perceive to be pining for a love that was tragically ripped from his life.  It is also a good question to ask when you are trying to determine where your unique skill set of crime scene photography fits into the grand scheme of thing when violence has come unexpectedly to your doorstep!

Dani Pettrey has written a very suspenseful murder/romance/thriller of a novel that will keep readers desperately searching for answers!  She layers the plot so well that you can’t truly pinpoint the killer until the very end!  Pettrey sends readers on one wild ride after another in search of answers, and by the time you reach the final pages, the plot has become very satisfying!  I won’t give away any spoilers, but suffice it to say that the depravity of lives without God stands in stark contrast to those who are Christ followers.

This is a very satisfying read on a multitude of levels!  Don’t miss this most excellent novel!!

About the Author:
Dani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the acclaimed author of the Alaskan Courage romantic suspense series, which includes her bestselling novels SubmergedShatteredStrandedSilenced, and Sabotaged. Her books have been honored with the Daphne du Maurier award, two HOLT Medallions, two National Readers' Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing's Best Award, among others.  

She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves--the thrill of adventure, nail-biting suspense, the deepening of her characters' faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in Maryland, where they enjoy time with their two daughters, a son-in-law, and a super adorable grandson. You can find her online at

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