Sunday, June 11, 2023

Review: The Killing Tide by Dani Pettrey

Series: Coastal Guardians #1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Bethany House
Released: August 6, 2019
334 pages
About the Book:

When one Coast Guard officer is found dead and another goes missing, Coast Guard Investigative Service special agent Finn Walker faces his most dangerous crime yet. His only clues are what little evidence remains aboard the dead officer's boat, and the direction the clues point to will test Finn and the Guard to their limits.

When investigative reporter--and Finn's boss's sister--Gabby Rowley arrives, her unrelenting questions complicate an already volatile situation. Now that she's back, the tug on Finn's heart is strong, but with the risks she's taking for her next big story, he fears she might not live through it.

Thrown together by the heinous crime, Finn and Gabby can't ignore the sparks or judgments flying between them. But will they be able to see past their preconceptions long enough to track down an elusive killer, or will they become his next mark?


My Rating & Thoughts:    

I quickly became invested in this story. The opening scene had my heart pounding. Gabby is being hunted by a would-be killer and returns to town where she can be surrounded by family and CGIS agents who will be able to protect her from her hunter.  However, this is not her choice and resists protection.

So many people are killed in separate incidents in just the first couple chapters alone. These incidents raised a lot of questions that had me trying to figure out how everything connected. Slowly over the course of time answers are provided. 

In addition to the mysteries that going on I quickly became invested in the characters themselves. While this story really focuses on Gabby and Finn’s relationship, I found myself drawn to wanting to know more about team member Rissi. Little insights into her background were provided and I left wanted to know her more. 

(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed 
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

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