Coastal Guardians Book #1
WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT
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?
WHY YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK
The Killing Tide by Dani Pettrey features a feisty heroine and an equally courageous hero battling all odds to uncover the truth behind the double murders in the story.
I was looking forward to reading this romantic suspense novel. However, I did not like it as much as I wanted to.
Let’s first have a look at the positives that I enjoyed.
I loved the relationship between Gabby and Finn. Finn cares a lot about Gabby and demonstrates it through his actions. Gabby loves him too but is torn between her commitment to her job and her love for Finn.
The story has a happy ending. The murder mystery is resolved and all the loose ends are tied up.
However, I felt the resolution was too quick and clean. I would have preferred a tenser build up to the climax.
Moreover, I felt there were too many characters. Although by the end of the book, I was able to remember the names of many, however, I did find it overwhelming till the middle of the book.
Further, some phrases such as “… linked her arms across her chest” were repeated many times which diminished my reading experience.
Overall, it is a good start to a romantic suspense series.
Genre: Romantic Suspense || Pages: 351 || Published on August 6th 2019 by Bethany House Publishers
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Many thanks to Kelly @ Love Books Tours for organizing this blog tour. Many thanks to the publisher for my copy of the book. This does not affect my opinion on the book. I opted to provide an honest review on my blog.
Dani Pettrey is the bestselling author of the Chesapeake Valor series and the Alaskan Courage series and winner of the 2016 National Readers’ Choice Award for Inspirational Novel, the 2014 Daphne du Maurier Award for Inspirational Novel, and the 2014 Christian Retailing’s Best Award for Suspense. She and her husband reside in the Washington, DC, metro area.
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