Review: Silenced by Dani Pettrey

Jake Knew Something Was Wrong.
But He Never Guessed 
How Wrong.

A relaxing day of rock climbing takes a disturbing turn when Kayden McKenna’s route brings her face-to-face with a dead climber. Is it a terrible accident or something darker? When the case is handed to overburdened sheriff Landon Grainger, he turns to Jake Westin for help. With Jake’s past now revealed, he’s ready to use his talent for investigation again–but he could never prepare for where the mystery will take him.

Kayden’s climbing expertise soon leads her and Jake to the realization that the death was no accident. And worse, it seems the killer is onto them. When strange things begin happening in Yancey, Jake is terrified that once again his world may put someone he loves in danger. But the truth is far worse than he could ever imagine. 


Dani Pettrey’s Alaskan Courage series is a must-read for any reader of romantic suspense or anyone who loves the outdoors or Alaska.

The McKenna family love the outdoors and each have their own sort of expertise. Kayden’s is free climbing [you know – without ropes – like Tom Cruise at the beginning of one of the Mission: Impossible movies where he jumps from rock face to rock face]. A climb with her sister leads to the discovery of a dead body. Her brother, the newly-appointed sheriff, is overwhelmed not just with work but with his upcoming wedding. He convinces Jake – whose past as a cop has recently come to light – to investigate for him.

Jake is glad for the time with Kayden. He loves her after all, but she won’t look twice at him – or any other man. Despite her attempts to keep Jake at arm’s length, he continues to worm his way into her life and into her heart.

The whodunit side of this keeps you guessing. I was pleasantly surprised at the ability of Dani to keep us on our toes and take the plot in a direction I never would have guessed.

I look forward to book 5 in the series – Reef and, unless I miss my guess, Kirra – and for whatever Dani has for us after that!

Overall rating: 8.5 out of 10 stars

Thanks to Dani, NetGalley and the publisher for a copy in exchange for my review.