Fiction. Romance. Suspense. Work hits too close to home for crime scene photographer Avery Tate when her best friend disappears. The only lead is a chilling photo of herâ??apparently dead. As Avery, her ex-boss Parker, and his friends in law enforcement dig into the case, she's forced to confront her feelings for Parker when they come face-to-face with a dangerous crimin
I also like learning some of the history of the area as the author used some of the local history in the area as part of the crime scene. It gave me a taste of hidden treasures that are around many towns and a bit of a nod to the first book as it too has a bit of a historical theme.
I highly recommend this book and series and look forward to seeing what happens next,
There are a couple of stories going on here, as there would be in real life, but for Avery this one is personal, one of her friends is missing, and she is feeling guilty about it. Avery has found Christ and has turned her life around, and we can only hope she shared with Skylar, as this story revolves around the picture of her in death.
Did you ever have the feeling that someone was watching you, Avery better start looking over her shoulder, but why, and who is doing this? We take a jagged trail to find the answers here, but all the while we keep hoping for romance between Avery and Parker, whom I would love to hear him talk!
From the first to the last page the book will have you page turning with you heart in your throat, and yes you have to get to the end to get the answers, and now we have to wait for the next book in this series.
I received this book through Bethany House Publishing and their Blogging Program, and was not required to give a positive review.
The friendship, sense of humor, and romantic entanglements show they are human and how they cope with the grimness that is their daily world. Infused with faith that sustains and gives hope, the characters learn to overcome their past and go forth forgiven.
In Still Life the main thread dances around the photographic art show from which a main piece has been swapped out and in its place another piece depicting a posed model who appears to have been dead when the picture was taken. As the team pursues the art theft a darker, twisted crime becomes evident requiring intense probing.
While the team pursues this art crime, others of the team tackle a boating incident involving human trafficking.
Pettrey shows the reader how dark and depraved the human physic can become and yet she handles these issues with discretion. I don't care for reading about some of the elements of criminal depravity addressed in Still Life but the author writes without too much horrific detail.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy by Beth House to facilitate a review of my opinions. I was not compensated.
Author: Dani Pettrey
My rating is 4 stars.
Parker Mitchell misses Avery Tate more and more every day. Six months ago she left his employment and his life because their relationship became more personal and he couldnâ€™t
Avery Tateâ€™s best friend, Skylar, is missing. She posed for a bizarre photograph for a gallery showing, but evidence in the photograph leads Avery to think Skylar is dead. She calls the best in the business to come look at the photograph and Skylarâ€™s trailer to process them. The best being the man she has given her heart to, Parker Mitchell. She and Skylar grew up together and had a past riddled with alcohol, drugs and petty crime, but eight years ago Avery became a Christian and has never looked back. She totally turned her life around. Unfortunately, Skylar has not. Avery desperately wants to find out where Skylar is and try again to get her out of her seedy lifestyle. Parker and Avery embark on an investigation with the help of Charm City Investigations, which includes their friends Griffin, Finlay, Kate, Tanner and Declan. Their search leads them after an obsessed man, his girlfriend, some college kids who were in Skylarâ€™s trailer as well as some other people from Averyâ€™s past.
While this story definitely had moments of tension and suspense, I felt that Declan and Tanner were too much in the story. They took the focus sometimes off of Avery and Parker. I know the third book in the series is to focus on Declan and Tanner, but having them appear so often in this story dimmed my enjoyment somewhat. I was glad to see Griffin and Finlay make appearances in the story, and since their story was told in book one, I was okay with them being in the story. I did really like how Avery and Parker both prayed and kept each other accountable in their relationship with God. God was definitely a part in their relationship, drawing them together and strengthening them. I look forward to book three being released in October 2017 titled, Blind Spot. Also, check out Daniâ€™s other great series set in Alaska called Alaskan Courage.
Still Life is book 2 in the series and many story threads are still to be untangled. We are looking forward to more thrilling rides with Dani Pettrey.
Still Life is another feather in Pettrey's writing cap. It's filled with danger, adventure, and suspense, but there are also powerful moments with love, hope, and a reminder of God's love and grace. I recommend it to all who enjoy romantic Christian suspense and psychological thrillers.
I received a copy of this book from JustRead Tours. There was no obligation for a positive review.