Friday, February 1, 2013

Bookshelf Friday - Shattered by Dani Pettrey

I had the chance to read Shattered early thanks to Netgalley...and I couldn't have been happier! Having read Dani's debut novel, Submerged, I'd already been introduced to the main characters, Landon and Piper. (Submerged is not required reading material, you could easily start here, but you'll want to go back!)  And with that small introduction, I was left hungry for more.

In Shattered, Dani delivers another fast-paced, action packed mystery only this time with Landon and Piper front and center, though the rest of the McKenna clan shows up on plenty of pages too. I love the feel of an entire family coming around each other, and the McKenna clan is a protective bunch. But no one is more protective of Piper than Landon is and watching the two of them travel toward the realization that they are in love--not simply good friends--was a treat. (Maybe it's because I married my best friend) :)

Here's a little blurb on the book:

Piper McKenna couldn't be more thrilled that her prodigal brother, Reef, has returned to Yancey, Alaska, after five years. But her happiness is short-lived when Reef appears at her house covered in blood. A fellow snowboarder has been killed--but despite the evidence, Reef swears he's innocent. And Piper believes him.

Deputy Landon Grainger loves the McKennas like family, but he's also sworn to find the truth. Piper is frustrated with his need for facts over faith, but he knows those closest to you have the power to deceive you the most. With his sheriff pushing for a quick conviction, some unexpected leads complicate the investigation, and pursuing the truth may mean risking Landon's career.

With Piper waging her own search, the two head deep into Canada's rugged backcountry--and unexpected complications. Not only does their long friendship seem to be turning into something more, but this dangerous case is becoming deadlier with each step.

I happily give Shattered 5 stars out of 5 and even more happily let you know that Shattered releases today! Pick it up, snuggle in, and enjoy your weekend.

If you'd like to see a break-down of what my stars equal, check out my page My Ratings System to the right there. And a big thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Okay, I'm kind of mad at myself now because Submerged has been sitting on my bookshelf for a long time now and I still haven't read it. (Been busy reading some ARCs for reviews.) But I'm just about to finish a book this weekend, so Submerged is next. Yaaay! And then I'm sure I'll be antsy for Shattered!

  2. I'm totally looking forward to reading this one! I loved Landon and Piper's story in the first book!

  3. Thanks for introducing me to Dani and her books. I'll have to check them out.

    Have a great weekend.

  4. Looking forward to this one! Thanks for sharing about it here. :)

    P.S. sorry there was no music Monday post this week. ;) I've been blessed with many subbing days, so free time has been limited. Hope to have something up this coming Monday though. :)

    Hope you're doing we'll, Susan!