“Jesus walking on water, calming the storm… Knowing He tamed something so wild and free settled her soul in a way nothing else did.”
Wow…just wow! The Killing Tide is the first book in Dani Pettrey’s new Coastal Guardians series…and what a way to get things started!! It’s fantastic! In true Dani Pettrey fashion, this book captured me from the get-go and didn’t let go all the way through.
I very much enjoyed getting to know the new cast of characters. The author sets up this new series well, introducing us to many new characters in a way that doesn’t overwhelm, but leaves us looking forward to learning their stories as the series continues.
Both Finn and Gabby are strong characters that evoke great emotion in the reader. From the beginning the reader is pulled into the life of Finn and can’t help but root for him both in his career and his personal life. Gabby is very headstrong and determined, not willing to take no for an answer. Her tenacity has the potential of putting her in very dangerous positions and causes the reader to worry for her safety.
The suspense definitely kept me on the edge of my seat! When watching a suspenseful movie, I am known to be quite jumpy. And the further from the screen I am, the safer I feel. So, as my family and friends can attest, hiding in the hall or behind a couch is a normal occurrence. Haha! With a book I’ll never learn what happens from the hall or behind the couch…so, when it gets a bit too suspenseful and I need to feel safe, the book gets decidedly shut. That happened more than once in this story. But, of course, it couldn’t remain shut for long because I just had to find out what was going to happen next!! It was written perfectly, keeping me guessing the identity of the “bad guy” to the very end!
Readers of The Killing Tide are privy to the thoughts and perspectives of some of the other characters as well. Rissi is one of those characters and the ending sets up the next book beautifully. I’m already anticipating its release!
Dani Pettrey is a fantastic author and her stories never disappoint. If you love romantic suspense, you don’t want to miss this book.