When an accident claims the life of an oil-rig worker on the first drilling platform off the North Carolina coast, Coast Guard investigators Rissi Dawson and Mason Rogers are sent to take the case. Tensions surrounding the oil rig are high and the death has everyone on edge. Environmental activists are threatening to do whatever it takes to stop the structure from being completed, while rumors are being whispered about ancient curses surrounding this part of the ocean.
Mounting evidence shows the death may not have been an accident at all. Was he killed by one of the activists or, perhaps more frighteningly, a member of his own crew? Rissi and Mason have to sort through not only a plethora of suspects, but also their own past and attraction to each other.
Just as the case seems like it'll break open, worse news arrives. A tropical storm has turned their way and soon they're cut off from any rescue–and right where the killer
wants them. It's a race to discover his identity before he eliminates the threat they pose.
Book Details:Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
Published by: Bethany House
Publication Date: June 30th 2020
Number of Pages: 320
ISBN: 0764230859 (ISBN13: 9780764230851)
Series: Coastal Guardians #2
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Review by Crystal J. Casavant-Otto
Dani Pettrey is a talented author - this is the first book of hers I have had the pleasure of reading. It was an absolute pleasure reading The Crushing Depths and I give it 5 stars!
Such an entertaining story delving into the Coast Guard investigators. The Crushing Depths takes place on an off shore oil rig which was very interesting as I've never been on one. The author did a nice job giving enough details to keep me interested without getting into the mundane operations. My interest has been peeked to learn more, and it made for an interesting setting.
Who doesn't love a little romance between characters? Rissi and Mason did not disappoint. They are characters I found easy to relate to and I admire their work ethic. The Christian Romance theme throughout kept me smiling and inspired while waiting to see how things were going to play out. The plot was well developed and enjoyable while not being predictable.
The Crushing Depths is entertaining and an enjoyable read - something I can definitely recommend to others!
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Praised by New York Times best-selling author Dee Henderson as "a name to look for in romantic suspense," Dani Pettrey has sold more than half a million copies of her novels to readers eagerly awaiting the next release. Dani combines the page-turning adrenaline of a thriller with the chemistry and happy-ever-after of a romance.
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).
Her Alaskan Courage series and Chesapeake Valor series have received praise from readers and critics alike and have appeared on the CBA, ECPA, Publisher’s Weekly, and Amazon #1 bestseller lists. Dani has also been honored with multiple awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award, two HOLT Medallions, a Christy Award finalist, two National Readers' Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing's Best Award.