Dani Pettrey did a fantastic job of wrapping up the Chesapeake Valor series in Dead Drift. Luke and Kate’s story is full of drama, suspense and love. Dead Drift is a multi-layered story. It is explosive. It is romantic. You will read of old hurts and current hopes. You will witness the struggle to forgive and how difficult it can be to earn and give trust. You find yourself on the edge of your seat one moment and needing a tissue the next.
One of my favorite aspects of Dani Pettrey’s writing is how her characters intertwine throughout the series. Although each book in the series focuses on a different couple, all of the characters – in the Chesapeake Valor Series, the group of friends – are integral to each story.
Dani Pettrey’s books draw you in and cause you to feel as through the characters are real people and the world you’ve been invited into matters. And that’s because it does. The world in the story mimics our real world. As in the book, our world is broken and in need of redemption. As in real life, we try to fix it all on our own. Through the trials portrayed in the Chesapeake Valor Series we are reminded that redemption, not only individually, but of our world, comes only through God.
Dani Pettrey is a romantic suspense author. All of her books are suspenseful. Dead Drift takes that suspense up a notch. As you follow the multiple storylines, you are drawn more fully into the lives of these characters and what they are going through. The suspense continues to build, and you hold your breath in anticipation of the outcome.
If you’ve read any of my other reviews, you likely know that I’m a stickler for reading my books in order. I feel that it provides a much richer reading experience. I especially recommend that with the Chesapeake Valor Series. You can certainly read Dead Drift as a stand-alone, but there’s so much more to the overall story…so, do yourself a favor and if you haven’t already read the others, start with Cold Shot and enjoy the adventure.