Tuesday, January 1, 2013

SHATTERED by Dani Pettrey

Piper McKenna is thrilled that her wayward brother Reef has returned home, until she sees him covered in blood. A girl in the snowboarding competition has been killed and two other snowboarders see Reef with her and the murder weapon. They assume he's guilty. Reef swears he's innocent and though the evidence against him is overwhelming, Piper believes he's telling the truth. Deputy Landon Grainger loves the McKenna family and is heartbroken when he has to arrest Reef. He vows to find the truth but he also knows from personal experience that those close to you can deceive you. Piper, Landon and the rest of the McKenna's get frustrated as the sheriff seems more interested in pushing the case ahead then finding out the truth. Landon risks his career to not only help Piper but to protect her as well. Their close friendship seems to be changing into something much deeper. Slowly they push ahead gathering clue after clue. But it's very clear someone doesn't want them to find the truth.

This well-written thriller is making my favorites list! I thoroughly enjoyed Piper and Landon in Submerged so I was very anxious to read Shattered. I absolutely loved it! First let me say that the dynamics of the whole McKenna family was amazing. It was so much fun! They're a close-knit family and the way they interact with each other just draws you in. Piper and Landon are an excellent leading couple. The chemistry between them was 'ooh la la'! I loved their bantering which was both funny and touching. I enjoyed watching them get right to the edge of expressing their feelings. It caused me to hold my breath! I must say, you'll find lots of great bantering and chemistry between all the characters. That, for me, is what sent it to my favorites list! I liked the message that people can change through the transforming power of Christ! Even the greatest of sinners. We're also reminded that being a Christian doesn't make our journey easy, in fact, it probably won't be, but you can have the confidence that it will be filled with purpose and at it's end an eternal paradise. That's hope! This was one of those stories that you just don't want to end, but what a great ending it was! I HIGHLY recommend Shattered! I will be tappin' my toes waiting to see which McKenna will be next! I can't wait! Great job, Dani Pettrey!

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (February 1, 2013)
ISBN-10: 0764209833
ISBN-13: 978-0764209833

*This complimentary copy provided by Bethany House Publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
For more information about Dani Pettrey and her books, I encourage you to visit her website:  http://www.danipettrey.com/
Here's some fun info about Landon and Piper taken from the author's website!


Judy Glidden said...

Your review convinced me to head over to NetGalley and request a copy! Thanks.

Dani Pettrey said...

Thank you so much for taking time to read and review Shattered, Sherry. So thrilled you enjoyed Piper and Landon's journey. Blessings!

Ganise said...

What a very nice review! Now I'm even more excited to read Shattered!
Happy New Year and thanks for sharing your review. :-)

Sherry Kuhn said...

Judy - can't wait to see your review!

Dani - Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate you taking the time! It was an awesome story. Can't wait for Stranded!

Ganise - Happy New Year to you too! Thank you for visiting my blog and for the kind comment. Happy Reading!

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