Submerged by Dani Pettrey is a novel set in a small island down of Yancey, Alaska. Right from the beginning, the story grabs you as a sabotage plane goes down. The main characters are Bailey, a new creation in Christ, that must return home and Cole, a deep sea diver, who vows not to let Baily break his heart again. The two must work together to help the police department find a murderer with very little to go on.
“Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey, Alaska, again. She has 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 of murder emerges and Bailey's expertise becomes invaluable for the case. She's thrown together with deep sea rescue diver Cole McKenna, whose heart she broke more than a decade before. Can they move beyond all that came before to stop a rising body count?” (Bethany House)
I really enjoyed Submerged. The suspense, the budding romance, the small town setting, and the underlining message of accepting Christ forgiveness and moving on from the past, where all things that kept me turning page after page. Pettrey does an excellent job of developing a variety of characters. Reminds me a lot of the O’Malley Series by Dee Henderson. One particular character’s story, left me hanging, as I wanted to know more about Landon the island detective. I’m looking forward to book 2 to discover what happens to him! Overall, an excellent tale that is leaving me wanting more.
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