Shattered
35%
off

Shattered

4.36 (3,935 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

A Thrilling New Romantic Suspense from the Genre's Newest Star 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 26mm | 320g
  • Baker Publishing Group
  • Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group
  • Ada, MI, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0764209833
  • 9780764209833
  • 204,302

Back cover copy

When her prodigal brother Reef's return to Yancey, Alaska, is shattered by his arrest for murder, Piper McKenna is determined to protect him. Deputy Landon Grainger loves the McKennas like family, but he's also sworn to find the truth. And 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 puts Landon's career in jeopardy. When Piper launches her own investigation, Landon realizes he must protect her from herself--and whatever complications await as the two follow clues deep into Canada's rugged backcountry. Not only does their long friendship seem to be turning into something more, but this dangerous case is becoming deadlier with each step. "Pettrey builds a world that captures the reader with vivid and compelling descriptions... I strongly recommend this novel to romantic suspense fans. While Shattered can stand alone, you won't want to miss Submerged, the first book in the series" --Radiant Lit "Shattered is a fast-paced suspense and the romance thread is a sizzling undercurrent throughout every chapter.... Fans of Dee Henderson's O'Malley Family series will love Pettrey's McKenna clan." --USA Today "Pettrey is an excellent author painting vivid word pictures which allow her readers to feel as if they are there, part of the story... This is one series that will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat, peeking around corners, looking for the next exciting scene." --Christian Manifesto "Dani Pettrey delivers an intrigue-filled adventure, the experience of a deep friendship before falling in love and the selfless heroism of ordinary people." --Titletrakk.com "Dani Pettrey is a wonderful new addition to the Christian fiction and suspense genres. Her debut novel, Submerged, was a smashing success, and Shattered is even better...The character development keeps readers hooked and eagerly awaiting the next novel in the series." --Portland Book Review "Shattered, book two in Dani Pettrey's Alaskan Courage series, once again draws readers into another hard-to-put-down romantic suspense with snappy dialogue, realistic characterizations and fast-moving intrigue." --Suspense Zoneshow more

About Dani Pettrey

Dani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the author of the acclaimed romantic suspense Submerged. She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves--the thrill of adventure, nail-biting suspense, the deepening of her characters' faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in the D.C. metro area with their two teenage daughters. Learn more at www.danipettrey.com.show more

Rating details

3,935 ratings
4.36 out of 5 stars
5 53% (2,101)
4 33% (1,293)
3 11% (434)
2 2% (81)
1 1% (26)

Our customer reviews

Tomorrow the book is due in at the library. I knew that I wanted to read it, but I also didn't at the same time. However I knew that this was the time to read it. And how thankful I am that I did! I had no idea that I would enjoy it like I have. Pettrey made the story flow beautifully, bringing the characters alive. Piper is so easy to admire and I am glad this novel was about her. Her faith in her prodigal brother, Reef McKenna, when he was arrested for the murder of Karli, was all she needed to motivate her in finding the truth. She knew Reef was innocent. She just needed to prove it. Deputy Landon Grainger has joined the police force because he is sworn to reveal the truth in every case that stumbled his way. Simply relying on instinct is no longer good enough. Only this case won't be easy. He loves the McKenna family and his decision has the power to tear them apart, especially where Piper is concerned. Being the only one who believes in Reef's innocence, she launches her own investigation. However little does she know of the danger she is walking into. It is for this reason Landon realizes that he must go with her to protect her. But what he realises is that he must protect his heart from being broken for the second time by the same woman, Piper. I know, I know, the story sounds like a generic romantic suspense novel. Except that is where we're wrong! The way Pettrey has written Shattered is so inviting I was hooked from the beginning! She wasted no time with fancy informative details and went straight into the heart of the novel. After reading the first two chapters, Pettrey had the whole story mapped out, hinting where the investigation was headed and Reef's definite prosecution. However the novel is so rich with twists and complications that this possibility was never really available. I had no idea a novel was able to include so many, but Pettrey made them seem so natural it only made sense. You probably guessed it- the romance. In her previous novel Submerged, Pettrey made it clear that Piper and Landon's feelings for each other ran deep. No secret there. I love it how their broken relationship began where it ended - at Cole and Bailey's engagement party. The tension seemed so real that it was clear they belonged together. Their arguments are best described as the one someone would describe as "If my wife and I fought like that, we'd still be together". It was so obvious that strangers even picked it up. The arguments made their relationship advance and flow naturally. But....there is an added part, the addition of another romance between Gage and Darcy. Although Pettrey doesn't exactly spell it out, the hints are very convincing. I found it really enjoyable. Most would think that two romances are a bit too much. Naturally I would agree because it takes the focus away from the main characters. However in this case it was the complete opposite. It added another dimension to the novel, making it richer amongst the secrets, twists and trials of trust. The cute thing is that both reject the notion but don't stop their flirtatious actions. It definitely makes for some funny moments. The good news is that the next novel in this series is called "Stranded" where we get to see how this relationship unravels. Can't wait!! I'm terribly sorry for this long winded review. I sincerely hope that I haven't rambled, because I feel like I have!! But I hope that you will now be encouraged to grab hold of this book and allow Pettrey take you on an adventure and hopefully enjoy it like I have. It took me a couple of days to read and whenever I thought about the book I was excited and curious to what was up ahead. http://booklovers1.wordpress.comshow more
by Johanna
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X