Book Review: Submerged by Dani Pettrey

A sabotaged plane. Two dead deep-water divers. 

One single clue.

Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey, Alaska, again. She has a past, and a reputation–and Yancey’s a town that doesn’t forget. She’s returned only to bury a loved one killed in the plane crash, but then dark evidence emerges and Bailey’s own expertise becomes invaluable for the case.

Cole McKenna can face dangerous rescue dives. He can face the fear a murderer may be threatening his town. But facing the reality of Bailey’s reappearance is a tougher challenge. She broke his heart…but doesn’t seem to be the same girl who left Yancey ten years ago. And he’s not the same guy she left behind. 

Racing against the clock and a rising body count, Bailey and Cole must move beyond the hurts of their pasts to work together until the truth of what is hidden in the depths finally surfaces.

I’d heard good things about this book – and about Cole in particular. I saw the sequel, Shattered, up for review on NetGalley and decided it was as good a time as any to read this one ;). And since I’m reviewing Shattered tomorrow, I may as well review Submerged today :D.

I loved Cole and Bailey. Bailey who’s trying so hard to overcome her past – her high school reputation. Her past as a child unloved by her parents.

Years earlier, she broke Cole’s heart and he’s not quite ready to trust her again – for good reason. But his family opens their arms to her and, before long, she’s one of them again.

Overall, I loved the book and the mystery, but some of the explanation at the end about what the bad guys are looking for and why gets a bit convoluted and I had a hard time following it. But I was able to just sort of nod and ‘uh huh’ and go with it ;).

Overall rating: 8.75 out of 10 stars