Friday, December 5, 2014

Book Review: Silenced (Alaskan Courage, #4) by Dani Pettrey

Silenced
(Alaskan Courage, #4)
by Dani Pettrey
Adult Christian Romantic Suspense
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.37
Published by: Bethany House Publishers
Released On: May 6, 2014
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Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:


Romantic Suspense's Rising Star Returns with an Electric New Thriller

A relaxing day of rock climbing takes a disturbing turn when Kayden McKenna's route leads her face to face 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 he could ever imagine.


My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

An Overview of the novel: Kayden and Jake have had romantic tension since the beginning, but Kayden has been desperately trying to protect her heart by convincing herself that Jake is a criminal. Then the truth comes to light and Kayden's not sure she can deny her feelings any longer.

Jake has scars in his past that are best left-alone. His wife and child died because of his mistakes. He's determined not to let that happen again. But when mystery strikes Yancey yet again with another murder, Jake and Kayden are pulled into the middle of the conflict.

Working together to solve the case, both are grappling with their emotions. But by the time they finally decide how they feel about each other, it might be just a little bit too late. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: Like I said, just when I don't think I can love this series any more than I already do. I've been waiting for this novel since the very first one that I read. Kayden and Jake are two very special characters whom I adore. Both are nursing wounds that they would rather keep secret. 

I loved watching them grow. As always the writing was superb. I loved this mystery and am anxious to read the next one. 

So why 4 stars?  While I loved the characters, I wish that they would have been better developed. For that I give it a 4. 

Warnings/Side-notes: None. 

The Wrap-up: This series is one that is going to be on my bookshelf so I can read it again and again. Superb writing. Definitely recommend this one. 

Love,

Danica Page

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