Book Review: Shattered by Dani Pettrey

When her prodigal brother Reef’s return to Yancey, Alaska, is shattered by his arrest for murder, Piper McKenna is determined to protect him. 

Deputy Landon Grainger loves the McKennas like family, but he’s also sworn to find the truth. And he knows those closest to you have the power to deceive you the most. With his sheriff pushing for a quick conviction, some unexpected leads complicate the investigation, and pursuing the truth puts Landon’s career in jeopardy.

When Piper launches her own investigation, Landon realizes he must protect her from herself–and whatever complications await as the two follow clues deep into Canada’s rugged backcountry. Not only does their long friendship seem to be turning into something more, but this dangerous case is becoming deadlier with each step.

I loved Landon and Piper in Submerged. I was so glad to see them get their own book!

I loved the two of them together. Working hard to prove Reef is innocent. I loved Alaska and Canada and California and the places they went to investigate. I loved the relationship between the siblings and the may-as-well-be-siblings McKennas. The changing relationship between Piper and one of those may-as-well-be-siblings is enough to make a girl shed a tear then smile and sigh happily.

This mystery didn’t have the same eyes-glazing moments that the first one did and I appreciated that. I loved it and the resolution.

I’ve heard Ms. Pettrey compared to Dee Henderson. I don’t know that I’d make that comparison but both books are great reads. I love the McKenna family and can’t wait to read more about them.

Overall rating: 9 out of 10 stars

Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for an ecopy in exchange for my unbiased review.