About the Book:
Book: The Crushing Depths
Author: Dani Pettrey
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 30, 2020
They know the power and peril of the ocean.But as they get closer to the deadly truth…An even greater danger lurks just beneath the surface.
When an accident claims the life of an oil-rig worker on the first drilling platform off the North Carolina coast, Coast Guard investigators Rissi Dawson and Mason Rogers are sent to take the case. Tensions surrounding the oil rig are high and the death has everyone on edge. Environmental activists are threatening to do whatever it takes to stop the structure from being completed, while rumors are being whispered about ancient curses surrounding this part of the ocean.
Mounting evidence shows the death may not have been an accident at all. Was he killed by one of the activists or, perhaps more frighteningly, a member of his own crew? Rissi and Mason have to sort through not only a plethora of suspects, but also their own past and attraction to each other.
Just as the case seems like it’ll break open, worse news arrives. A tropical storm has turned their way and soon they’re cut off from any rescue–and right where the killer wants them. It’s a race to discover his identity before he eliminates the threat they pose.
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The Crushing Depths is book 2 in Dani Pettrey’s new Coastal Guardians series and I strongly recommend reading book one, The Killing Tide, first. I didn’t, and I struggled to make sense of the beginning. It’s clear that as a team the characters were introduced in book one.
I’m a fan of Dani Pettrey’s books, and The Crushing Depths included everything I love about her stories. The characters have all come through deep, personal struggles which not only makes them relatable, but also admirable. Rissi and Max grew up together in a group home and their background leads to a quick romance between the two. The story also has several other romances going on between other members of the team, and outside the team.
I love how Dani keeps the suspenseful moments vague enough that the reader gets the idea but isn’t met with gruesome or horrific visuals. I fear for the characters without internalizing that fear and I love that about her books. I recommend this series for those looking to be introduced to the romantic suspense genre.
There were a few things I didn’t like such as the use of the words, dang and he—. While I understand the author’s use, I don’t like to read them, and it rubs me the wrong way. Also, there are a couple scenes that slow the story pace. Many others are short and bounce between characters rapidly, with almost no transition—some readers may find this difficult to follow.
I recommend this book for those who enjoy romantic suspense involving members of the American military, namely Coast Guard.
About the Author:
Praised by New York Times best-selling author Dee Henderson as “a name to look for in romantic suspense,” Dani Pettrey has sold more than half a million copies of her novels to readers eagerly awaiting the next release. Dani combines the page-turning adrenaline of a thriller with the chemistry and happy-ever-after of a romance. Her novels stand out for their “wicked pace, snappy dialogue, and likable characters” (Publishers Weekly), “gripping storyline[s],” (RT Book Reviews), and “sizzling undercurrent of romance” (USA Today). She researches murder and mayhem from her home in Maryland, where she lives with her husband. Their two daughters, a son-in-law, and two adorable grandsons also reside in Maryland. For more information about her novels, visit www.danipettrey.com
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