Sunday, July 22, 2018

Jane Reviews: Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey

Series: Chesapeake Valor # 4
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Bethany House
Released: July 3, 2018
320 pages
About the Book:
Burning debris littering the ground . . . smoke pluming in the acrid air . . . this is just the beginning if he fails.

Seven years ago, operative Luke Gallagher vanished to become part of an elite team set on capturing a deadly terrorist. When Luke returns to face those he left behind, their help becomes his only hope of stopping his target's latest threat of an attack that would shake America to its core.

Private investigator Kate Maxwell never stopped loving or looking for Luke after he disappeared. But she also never imagined he left her or his life by choice. Now he's back, and together they must unravel a twisting thread of secrets, lies, and betrayal, all while on the brink of a biological disaster.

Will they and their love survive, or will Luke and Kate become the terrorist's next mark?

                                         Dani Pettrey's Website
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My Rating & Thoughts:    🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟    (4 stars)
This is the forth book in the Chesapeake Valor series and I highly recommend reading this series in order as characters and storylines carry over. After the first 3 books we are left with a lot of questions waiting for answers. This is the book that answers those questions and wraps everything up.
There are really two main storylines happening throughout the book. Griffin and Finlay are working on his sister’s murder case and then Luke, Kate, Declan and the rest of the team and working on the terrorist threat. We learn more about where Luke has been the last 7 years.
Jenna’s murder case has been carried over throughout each book and finally Griffin is able to get closure when they are able to find the person responsible. This was not an easy case and puts both Finlay and Griffin in a precarious situation, but they are able to overcome and get justice not only for Jenna but all his other victims. They also are able to provide closure for all the families affected.
The terrorist case was the main focus of the book and while I loved that justice was won in the end I did feel like the actual takedown seemed to be wrapped up behind the scenes and we didn’t really experience it. I felt a bit disappointment by this; I would have enjoyed getting more of a glimpse of how this happened.
The connection between Kate & Luke was apparent and I was happy for them to finally reconnect, but I did feel like Kate was pretty quick to overcome the feelings she has been dealing with for the last 7 years. However by the end I didn’t care about this and just loved that they were finally together.
I absolutely loved reconnecting with these characters and finally getting to know Luke, the friend that disappeared 7 years ago. I especially enjoyed the team effort that was shown. It is sad to have to say goodbye to this group of friends that has grown over the series. But I am pleased with the way this series wrapped up. I will be on the lookout for what Ms. Pettrey releases next.

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(I received a complimentary eARC of this book from Bethany House through NetGalley.
Opinions expressed in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)


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