With Submerged, Dani Pettrey kicks off a thrilling series that is winning the author fans everywhere. When her aunt dies in a mysterious plane crash, Professor Bailey Craig returns to Yancey, Alaska. She soon learns that her expertise is desperately needed in the investigation of a string of local murders-so she works with her ex, Cole McKenna, to ferret out the truth. As they become reacquainted, old feelings rekindle-but do Bailey and Cole have a future together?
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"Deep Water . . . Amazing Grace"
Professor Bailey Craig, prim, proper, saved and sanctified . . . and terrified to go back home to Yancey, Alaska, when her Aunt Agnes dies in a plane crash . . . but she has to go, just long enough to see to her aunt's body and the shop that her aunt left to her . . . in Yancey, Bailey faces all her old demons and her one true love, Cole . . . and is surprised to learn that he, too, has become a Christian . . . the investigation into the crash that killed Aunt Agnes progresses, drawing both Cole and Bailey further into the mystery . . . Cole, a diver and Bailey, a professor of Russian Studies are instrumental in the discovery of the truth . . . Bailey is forced to deal with her sorted and painful past . . . long ago she accepted Christ as her Savior . . . but she has never forgiven herself . . . never allowed herself to really believe that Jesus or anyone else could really love her . . . in Alaska's deep waters, will she finally be free?
"Excellent! Kept me engaged throughout the book!"
The story kept me on the edge of my seat! I couldn't stop listening!
Cole and Bailey! Their propriety in relationship with each other and God were portrayed well!
I search books with Christina Moore as the narrator first, then I decide if the book's story is worth my time. She is the best!
Absolutely! I couldn't stop listening!
"Could not take the headset off!!"
Most definitely will listen to it again. Dani Pettrey is in line with Dee Henderson -- one of my favorite authors. Submerged keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Dee Henderson, Ann Perry's Thomas & Charlotte Pitt series, and Terry Blackstock's Newpointe 911 series. I also thoroughly enjoy Colleen Coble as well as others in the 'clean' suspense genre
She clearly enunciates and her voice is very soothing. not high-pitched.
I tried to listen to it in one sitting only I feel asleep and had to backtrack.
"Submerged Left Me Breathless"
Though I own this book in print, I chose to listen to it because I couldn't wait until I had enough time to fully immerse myself in this story. I consider a story's ability to be translated into audio in my review, and Submerged rated high for me.
Cole was my favorite character in this book. I really liked his integrity and his desire to seek different perspective to the different situations he was confronted with. He was a well developed character which allowed me to feel his pain and rejoice with him.
I enjoyed her inflections and found it easy to slip into the story after a couple of words, no matter how many times life interrupted me.
The beginning of the book started out with a bang and soon after my heart was screaming. I was close to the end of the book when I found myself screaming once again. I loved it.
This is my first experience with Dani Pettrey and Christina Moore and I am ready for some more.
"OK, But Predictable"
It would take a lot to bring this up to a 5 star.
Yes, it was pretty good and I am not usually a fan of female narrators.
It would be expected with all the family members to choose from.
I really liked the Alaska-Russian theme in the story. I have always wanted to go to Sitka because of that.
I am nine chapters in and I'm stopping now. I only got this far because I was listening while I cleaned out an old filing cabinet. The story itself might turn out to be fine. It does have some unusual features, like the setting and the diving and the fact that the female protagonist was formerly the town slut. But the writing is trite and the author insists on stating the obvious.
As an example, two characters in the search and rescue business are talking and one says to the other something like, "The NTSB -- National Transportation Safety Board -- will be here tomorrow." Okay, maybe you need to clarify the acronym for the reader. But guys who work together don't talk to one another this way. There's a more elegant way to accomplish the same end, but it has eluded this author, time and time again. Painful.
Writing this clichéd has to be hard for a narrator, but this one does the book no favors. In particular, her male voices sound strained.
"suspenseful and realistic"
Loved it. The story grabbed me and wouldn't let go. The narrator did a great job pulling made into it.
Fast-paced, twists, detailed
I am not sure...a bit like author Dee Henderson but plot not as deeply developed
I enjoyed the interaction of the family involved in the story
I thought the action of having the "love" interested stand guard over the main character by staying all night in his car was "sweet"
The main characters reputation gave for an interesting, complicated person to understand
"tried to finish it, but couldn't"
I've listened to about a couple of hours, but it's going nowhere fast. it's more hung up on the fact that the heroine slept around while in high school because she had a drinking problem, but now that she's found Jesus, she's too embarrassed to talk to anyone. there's men in town who continue to think she's just going to hop into bed and the guy she really liked still likes her... striking me more as an inspirational turn your life around kind of book than a mystery. I did get to the point where the murderers are talking, but you don't know who they are and found I didn't really care. going back to listen to Stephanie Plum again... :-)
"submerged - Alaskan Courage"
Great story in Alaska! Narration was not bad, but not exceptional. definitely a must read
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