Wow! What a chillingly suspenseful novel! Still Life is book two in the Chesapeake Valor series and it was great to return to the characters that were introduced in book one, Cold Shot. I do believe that readers could read Still Life as a stand alone novel if desired and follow along just fine, however, I highly recommend reading Cold Shot, as it was a book that I thoroughly enjoyed, too.
I loved the dynamic between Avery and Parker. They had great chemistry together on the pages. Both of these characters had interesting back stories. Parker’s revolved around the tragic and violent loss of his first love, while Avery worried that her troubled past would come to light and send Parker running from her. There was great emotional depth in these two characters.
The author allowed glimpses into the villain’s thoughts thoughout the book and that added to the creepy factor – in a good way! It really emphasized the darkness that he carried in him. The crime that this team was trying to solve was such a strange and unique scenario. It made for a very memorable novel full of twists and turns that kept me anxiously turning the pages!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Work hits too close to home for crime scene photographer Avery Tate when her best friend disappears. The only lead is a chilling photo of her–apparently dead. As Avery, her boss Parker, and his friends dig into the case, she’s forced to confront her feelings for Parker when they come face-to-face with a dangerous criminal.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dani Pettrey is a wife, mom, grandma, and the author of Cold Shot, the first book in the Chesapeake Valor series, and the Alaskan Courage romantic suspense series, which includes her bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, Silenced, and Sabotaged. Her books have been honored with the Daphne du Maurier award, two HOLT Medallions, a Christy Award nomination, two National Readers’ Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing’s Best Award, among others.
She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves—the thrill of adventure, nail-biting suspense, the deepening of her characters’ faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in Maryland, where they enjoy time with their two daughters, a son-in-law, and a super adorable grandson.