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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"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!
"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?
"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.
Historical secrets kept for years gives an exciting and mysterious angle to several deaths . Dani Pettrey is great about giving the way to salvation in Jesus without interruption of the story. A moving and good read.
This story has some really unique twists. It was more suspenseful than I thought it would be. Faith related themes were present, but more naturally presented than in some books. The voices used by the narrator seemed inconsistent with Alaskan dialects, more of a Deep South tone with some resonance differences. At times, that was distracting, but overall, well done.
I like more than just a romance novel. This had romance intertwined with mystery and suspense. It was also something I could listen to without hearing vulgarity or steamy love scenes. I'm definitely going to purchase more books from Dani Pettrey.
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 the entire book"
awesome book all the way through. I had trouble putting it down. suspenseful until the end.
"My review by Joyce H"
Most of the book was well written..
I love the detective in the story..
I like the fact that although the detective was kind of crass , he does grown on you and his character does have compassion..
"Not A great listen"
The story line goes on and on about how unforgiven the girl is towards herself
It was a slow narration with not much to hold your attention
The book had great potential.
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