Review: Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey

April 25, 2016

Title: Cold Shot
Author: Dani Pettrey
Publisher: Bethany House
Pages: 352
ISBN: 978-0-7642-1197-3
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2016

Four Best Friends.
And Then One Went Missing . . .

In college, Griffin McCray and his three best friends had their lives planned out. Griffin and Luke Gallagher would join the Baltimore Police Department, Declan Grey would head to the FBI, and Parker Mitchell would study to become a crime scene analyst. But then Luke vanished before graduation and their world--and friendships--crumbled.

Now years later, Griffin has left the police and his friendships behind. Still trying to forget a case that went bad when he was a SWAT team sniper, he's living a quiet life as a park ranger at Gettysburg. Quiet until skeletal remains are uncovered near Little Round Top--and they aren't Civil War-era.

Griffin just wants the case to go away, but charming forensic anthropologist Finley Scott discovers evidence pointing to the work of an expert sniper. When FBI agent Declan Grey steps in to take over the case, past and present collide. Griffin soon realizes he'll need to confront some of the darkest days of his life if he--and those he cares about--are going to escape a downward spiral of crime, danger, and murder.
Dani Pettrey has proven again what a fantastic author she is. She can write a mystery/suspense that can pull you in, mixed with a fun touch of romance. Her story telling is addicting.

I was really introduced to contemporary suspense fiction with Dani's first series of books, Alaskan Courage. Before that series, I was mainly reading historical fiction. Dani's writing style opened up a whole new genre for me and I couldn't be more glad!

With each story that Dani writes, the better they get. Cold Shot isn't any different. This book kept me hooked and wanting to find out what was going to happen. The characters were fun and kept me engaged. The setting added the perfect back drop. I also enjoyed the mix of history into this story. In all honesty, I loved reading about the Civil War, so to have modern look at some historic sites is a lot of fun.

Cold Shot was a fantastic story. If you have been a fan of suspense or new to the genre, I couldn't recommend this story enough!

Too Read!
5 out of 5

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 Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, Silenced, 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

Thank you to Bethany House, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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