A relaxing day of rock climbing takes a disturbing turn when Kayden McKenna’s route leads her to a face-to-face encounter with a dead climber. Is it a terrible accident or something sinister? When the case is handed to the overburdened sheriff, he turns to Jake Westin. With Jake’s past now revealed, he’s ready to use his talent for investigation again-–but he could never prepare for where the case will take him.
Kayden and Jake soon realize that the death was no accident. And worse, it seems the killer is on to them. When strange things begin happening in Yancey, Jake is terrified that once again his world may put someone he loves in danger.
But the truth is far worse than either of them imagine.
I have loved Dani Pettrey’s Alaskan Courage series since the very beginning, and Silenced makes a venerable fourth offering. Silenced advances the timeline for the earlier characters as they move ahead with relationships and marriages, but it’s mainly the story of Kayden McKenna. Kayden is fearful of disease, worried about love, and protective of her family – and that winning combination makes her an amazing lead.
Jake matches Kayden stride for stride. He’s smart, kind, and in love with Kayden – which makes him super protective of her – except that somebody’s coming for her, and neither of them can figure out whom or why.
It’s this type of tough-but-vulnerable characters that make the Alaskan Courage series for me. The people are heroic but each one has an Achilles heel which makes them feel human. Pettrey breathes life into her characters through the details, the love, and the adventure with which she builds each one, and it’s this infusion of heroism that makes them fascinating.
I must admit that turning the last page of this story made me a bit sad – because I know that there is only one more in the series. I’m enjoying the McKennas as much as ever and am not ready to leave behind my journey with them. It is with mixed feelings that I anxiously await the final book in the series. I can’t wait to find out what happens with Reef, but I might have to read it slowly to draw out the suspense and enjoyment.
Then again … read a Pettrey book slowly?
Nah. It’ll never happen. I’ll be flying through it as quickly as possible.
Just like always.
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About the Author
Dani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the acclaimed author of the romantic suspense series Alaskan Courage, which includes her bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, and her latest release, Silenced. 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 daughters, son-in-law, and super adorable grandson.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.