Sunday, March 6, 2016

Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey

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Cold Shot
by Dani Pettrey

ISBN-13: 9780764211973
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Bethany House
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

Source: ebook review copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

Book Description, Modified from Goodreads:
Griffin McCray is a park ranger at Gettysburg, having left life as a SWAT-team sniper when a case went bad. The job is mostly quiet until the day he captures two relic hunters uncovering skeletal remains near Little Round Top. Forensic anthropologist Finley Scott determines that the body is modern--a young social justice lawyer missing since spring.

All evidence points to the work of an expert sniper. When FBI agent Declan Gray takes 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 murder that crosses continents.

My Review:
Cold Shot is a Christian romantic suspense novel. It's the first book in a new series, and it contains the beginning of the romance that will continue in the next novel. I've enjoyed this author's previous novels, and her writing is only getting better.

The ever-present danger to the main characters kept the suspense high. The heroine (and the whole investigating group) was smart and caught on to various possibilities quickly. I saw where the case was going before they did, but it wasn't obvious and it wasn't surprising that they took a little longer to shift their focus. The characters were complex and dealt with realistic struggles with fear, failure, and forgiveness. I cared about what happened to them.

The characters were Christians, so they prayed to God to help them stay safe, deal with their struggles, etc. There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this interesting, suspenseful novel.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.


Amanda Dykes said...


Thank you so much for sharing about COLD SHOT, and for your wonderful review of it! We so appreciate you and all that you do. ~Amanda

Debbie said...

And thank you, Amanda, for the opportunity to review this book. :)