Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Dani Pettrey: The Crushing Depths

By Kelly Bridgewater

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 About the Book:

Title: The Crushing Depths

Author: Dani Pettrey

Publication Date: June 30, 2020

Genre: Romantic Suspense

They know the power and peril of the ocean.
But as they get closer to the deadly truth . . .
An even greater danger lurks just beneath the surface.

When an accident claims the life of an oil-rig worker, Coast Guard Investigators Rissi Dawson and Mason Rogers are flown to the scene thirty-eight miles from shore. Tensions aboard the rig are high, and the death has everyone on edge. Environmental activists are threatening to do whatever it takes to stop the "plague on the environment" from continuing its work. Meanwhile, rumors are circulating on board about an ancient curse lurking in the depths below.

Mounting evidence shows the death might not have been an accident. Was the man killed by one of the activists or, more frighteningly, a member of his own crew? Rissi and Mason have to sort through not only numerous suspects, but also their own haunted pasts and their attraction to each other.

Just as the case seems about to break open, worse news arrives: a tropical storm has turned their way. Now they're cut off from any rescue--right where the killer wants them.

From Goodreads


My Thoughts:

Dani Pettrey does a fabulous job at keeping readers on her toes. From the first chapter of her newest novel, The Crushing Depths, I was taken for a ride. The action does not stop. It keeps twisting and moving fast. The romance is a little too much for my personal taste. I get it. The hero and the heroine like each other. Let's focus on the mystery at hand instead of their budding romance. The writing is fabulous. Pettrey definitely allows readers to feel all the five senses when she takes her readers for a ride. I enjoy reading all her books and can't wait to read the finale in this series. Fans of Pettrey's other novels should add this to their TBR pile, then store it on their shelf to return to later.

I received a complimentary copy of The Crushing Depths by Dani Pettrey from Bethany House Publishers through the Celebrate Lit Program, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Purchase: The Crushing Depths

 About the AuthorDani Pettrey

Praised by New York Times best-selling author Dee Henderson as “a name to look for in romantic suspense,” Dani Pettrey has sold more than half a million copies of her novels to readers eagerly awaiting the next release. Dani combines the page-turning adrenaline of a thriller with the chemistry and happy-ever-after of a romance. Her novels stand out for their “wicked pace, snappy dialogue, and likable characters” (Publishers Weekly), “gripping storyline[s],” (RT Book Reviews), and “sizzling undercurrent of romance” (USA Today). She researches murder and mayhem from her home in Maryland, where she lives with her husband. Their two daughters, a son-in-law, and two adorable grandsons also reside in Maryland. For more information about her novels, visit www.danipettrey.com

More from Dani

Enjoy this special recipe for a Lavender and Honey Latte that makes a special appearance in my book!

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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you for stopping by, Rita!! It is a great read!

  2. this sounds interesting, thanks for sharing

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Marisela. Definitely an interesting story!!

  3. Wonderful review! Dani is one of my MUST read authors.

    1. Thanks for coming by again, Caryl. I truly appreciate it. Yes, Dani is one of my must read authors too.

  4. I love the cover and synopsis, this sounds like a great read. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review and the book and author details

    1. Thanks, Bea. It was my pleasure to share my review with you.

  5. This sounds like an excellent book and I am really looking forward to reading it.

    1. Debbie, it was nice to see you stop by. I hope you enjoy The Crushing Depths when you read it too.

  6. I absolutely am loving this series and can't wait for another book to come out.

    1. Erin, me too. Next book can't be released soon enough. Thank you for visiting.

  7. Love lattes, not sure about the lavender in it. Have you tried that recipe? Thanks for your review.

    1. Thanks Arletta! No, I haven't tried the lattr. Toffee nut lattes are my favorite!

  8. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.