Posted in Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense

Silenced Blog Tour and Giveaway!

A relaxing day of rock climbing takes a disturbing turn when Kayden McKenna’s route brings her face-to-face with a dead climber. Is it a terrible accident or something darker? When the case is handed to overburdened sheriff Landon Grainger, he turns to Jake Westin for help. With Jake’s past now revealed, he’s ready to use his talent for investigation again–but he could never prepare for where the mystery will take him.

Kayden’s climbing expertise soon leads her and Jake to the realization that the death was no accident. And worse, it seems the killer is onto 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.

I have been looking forward to this book almost since the first one came out. And it did not disappoint! Here’s my thoughts:

What I liked:

The novel starts off with a bang. And then it doesn’t let up. At no point in the novel did I feel like putting it down and doing something else. The writing is compelling, the mystery intriguing, and the romance on point.

The romance. I’ve been watching Kayden and Jake since day one and I am very pleased with how their story came together. One thing I’ve noticed in series like these, is that the author runs the risk of having the male characters all seem the same or the females all come across as very similar. Not so with Kayden and Jake. They had distinct personalities in the other books and are well able to stay the same in this book. This of course means that their romance was a little different, a bit slower, but perfect for them. I was initially worried that with Kayden’s prickly personality that I would find her annoying in regards to Jake. But I didn’t, I found her endearing.

The mystery. Dani Pettrey writes my kind of mystery: not too complicated that I get lost in the details and yet you can still make guesses about what is going on.

The family. I love when the McKenna’s are together. Every scene where they work together is fun to read. And I do believe another McKenna has a story coming out. Here’s to looking at you Reef!

Spiritually, the major theme is dealing with fear and how it can keep you from living if you don’t trust God with it.

What I didn’t like:

Really nothing. It was a lot of fun to read.

Romantic Scale: 8.9

Overall, a very fun read you won’t want to put down!

**I received this novel from Netgalley. My opinion was not affected in anyway.**


Dani Pettrey has graciously offered to giveaway a copy of Silenced (that’s right, it’s free)! Just leave a comment below stating what you love about a Dani Pettrey novel (or why you would like to read one) with your email address. The winner must live in the US and be over the age of 18. You can make as many comments as you want, but only one comment will count towards the giveaway. A winner will be randomly selected. The winner must respond within 48 hours of being notified of their win. The contest ends May 30th!

14 thoughts on “Silenced Blog Tour and Giveaway!

  1. I love reading a Dani Pettrey novel. They are fast paced, placed in beautiful settings, and have characters who seem very real. The Alaskan Courage series is a real hit. Submerged may have been my favorite although it is too hard to tell! Thanks Dani for the great entertainment and spiritual courage that is so beautifully interwoven through each book.

  2. Embassie, what a fantastic review. I agree about Kayden– Dani did such a good job making her personality multi-layered and endearing. Thanks for your wonderful help! ~Amanda

  3. I am very much looking forward to reading this book! Kayden and Jake are probably my favorite couple in this series.

    1. Could you remove my name from this drawing, please? I found out that I won this book in another giveaway. Thank you!

  4. I have just recently read my first book by Dani and enjoyed it!! I am anxious to read Kayden & Jakes story, thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Embassie,
    This line in your review made me chuckle: “At no point in the novel did I feel like putting it down and doing something else.” Yep! THAT is exactly the problem! I don’t want to put it down to sleep, to eat, to work…. Dani makes it hard on us readers in that way 😉 Thank you for your fabulous review, and for sharing about the book with your readers. We appreciate you!
    Cheering you on,

  6. Thank you for the giveaway! I have been itching to read Kayden and Jake’s story since I first read Submerged.

  7. Oh, I love Dani Pettrey! And her covers are always so gorgeous 🙂 I haven’t read this one yet but now I have yet another book to add to my TBR! Great review and thanks for the recommendation!

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