Review: Silenced (Alaskan Courage #4) by Dani Pettrey

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

Kayden and Jake soon realize that the death was no accident. And worse, it seems the killer is on to 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 either of them imagine.


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About the Author

Dani Pettrey is a wife, dani pettreyhome-schooling mom, and the acclaimed author of the romantic suspense series Alaskan Courage, which includes her bestselling novels SubmergedShatteredStranded, and her latest release, Silenced. 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 daughters, son-in-law, and super adorable grandson.

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My Review

Dani Pettrey returns readers to the majestic and relentless wilderness of Alaska to accompany another McKenna sibling on an exhilarating story rich with suspense and romance. Lovers of the Alaskan Courage series (myself included!) have been chomping at the bit for Kayden and Jake’s story. Dani has been mercilessly tantalizing readers with the chemistry between these two characters for three books and she does not disappoint with this story starring the McKenna’s most impenetrable sibling and her enigmatic teammate.

Former Boston police officer Jake fled to Alaska to escape the trauma of losing his wife and unborn child after a case goes bad. After secluding himself physically and emotionally, he has opened his heart to the cast of siblings who have taken him in and to the one in particular who tempts to him to love again. Kayden McKenna has the tendency to bite first, bark next and think after. Her pertinacity is not without reason having suffered her own share of emotional turmoil and shouldering the weight of her family after the death of her parents. The romance that readers have been anticipating is wholly satisfying and breathtaking in emotional depth and restoration as these two burdened souls learn to trust and love wholeheartedly.

When a dead rock climber appears on Kayden’s route, she and Jake are thrown in to a suspenseful vortex with implications that have the capacity to rattle their budding romance to the core. The plot continually builds with unpredictable and thrilling twists and shocking revelations. The reading experience is completely immersive as Dani uses the natural brilliance of Alaska as a backdrop to a sinister visit from Jake’s past. Readers will be riveted to the page and unwilling to return to everyday life until the last word has been reluctantly read.

A must read for lovers romantics and adventurers!

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To celebrate the novel, Dani and Bethany House Publishers are pleased to present the RUGGED ROMANCE SWEEPSTAKES, and your chance to win one of three marvellous prizes, all closely connected to the story.

Timeframe & Notifications:

This giveaway starts May 1, 2014 and ends May 21, 2014 @ 11:59 pm (PST).

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**Disclosure: review copy provided by publisher via NetGalley**


  1. danipettrey says

    Thank you so much for your amazing post. I have to say your review has got to be one of my all time favorites. ‘Impenetrable sibling and her enigmatic teammate’ Ah! You described them perfectly :) Thank you so much for your continued support. I deeply appreciate you.

    • says

      Dani thank you so much for stopping by! Alaskan Courage is one of my favourite romantic suspense series and Silenced was a fantastic addition. You keep writing them and I’ll keep reading them 😉

  2. says

    Lydia, what a wonderful review! When you said it was an “exhilarating story rich with suspense and romance”, I believe you characterized *perfectly* Dani’s expert hand at weaving story and balancing such gripping elements . (Also– I love visiting your blog; it’s just a beautiful place to be!) Thanks for all you do, Lydia. ~Amanda

  3. says

    Agree with all you say, Lydia! This book… it’s was worth the too-long wait. 😉 While I’m eager to read the final book, it’s also sort of bittersweet. Fantabulous review.

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