Review: Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey

Dead DriftWhat a stunning conclusion to the Chesapeake Valor series! This is a book that definitely needs to be read in order, as book four of a series that builds upon itself.

It was thrilling to return to these wonderful characters as I read Dead Drift. Now, I want to go back and read all four books back to back and catch anything I might have missed the first time around. They really are so good!

Dead Drift was especially touching as it was a “return of a lost love” storyline. Kate and Luke were in love in college and then he disappeared. Now Luke is back and there are some hurts that will be hard to overcome. I thought the author did a great job of showing two people who still loved each other, yet had to battle against the resulting heartache that came from Luke’s long ago decision.

Dead Drift not only had great romantic tension, it also had lots of action taking place in two different storylines. One team was working to diffuse the imminent threat to the nation that brought Luke back into Kate’s life. The other plot involved closing the loop on the ongoing storyline that linked all four books together and involved a serial killer who preyed on young women for years.

This book and entire series is one that I highly recommend for fans of romantic suspense!

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


Dead DriftBurning debris littering the ground . . . smoke pluming in the acrid air . . . this is just the beginning if he fails.

Seven years ago, operative Luke Gallagher vanished to become part of an elite team set on capturing a deadly terrorist. When Luke returns to face those he left behind, their help becomes his only hope of stopping his target’s latest threat of an attack that would shake America to its core.

Private investigator Kate Maxwell never stopped loving or looking for Luke after he disappeared. But she also never imagined he left her or his life by choice. Now he’s back, and together they must unravel a twisting thread of secrets, lies, and betrayal, all while on the brink of a biological disaster.

Will they and their love survive, or will Luke and Kate become the terrorist’s next mark?

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Dani Pettrey

Praised by New York Times best-selling author Dee Henderson as “a name to look for in romantic suspense,” Dani Pettrey has written eight novels, which have sold more than 300,000 copies. Dani combines the page-turning adrenaline of a thriller with the chemistry and happy-ever-after of a romance novel. 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).

Dani’s adventure-focused Alaskan Courage series climbed the CBA best-seller lists, with Submerged staying in the top twenty for five consecutive months. The five-book series also won multiple awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award, two HOLT Medallions, and Christian Retailing’s Best Award, among others. She turns her attention to crime and law enforcement in her home state of Maryland in her new Chesapeake Courage series, starting with Cold Shot, which Library Journal called, “a harrowing and thrilling ride.”


About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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2 Responses to Review: Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey

  1. carylkane says:

    Excellent review, Brittany!

  2. danipettrey says:

    Thanks so much, Brittany. Appreciate you taking the time and to read Dead Drift and write such a thoughtful review 🙂

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