Review: Still Life by Dani Pettrey

About the Book

Blacklisted in the photography business over a controversial shot, Avery Tate answered an ad for a crime scene photographer. She expected to be laughed at, but crime scene analyst Parker Mitchell hired her outright–and changed her life. But six months ago, when her feelings for Parker became too strong, she left his employ to sort out her heart.

Now, for the first time, Avery is facing the world that rejected her to attend the gallery opening of a photography exhibit and support her best friend, who modeled for the show. But the only image of her friend is a chilling photo of her posing as if dead–and the photographer insists he didn’t take the shot. Worse, her friend can’t be found. She immediately calls Parker for help. As Avery, Parker, and his friends in law enforcement dig into the mystery, they find themselves face-to-face with a relentless and deadly threat.


About the Author

Dani Pettrey is a wife, homeschooling mom and author. 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 one’s faith and plenty of romance. She’s a huge fan of dark chocolate, is always in search of the best iced mocha and her dream is to one day own a little cottage on a remote stretch of beach. She and her husband reside in Maryland with their two teenage daughters. Visit her web site at www.DaniPettrey.com!

My Review

Better than the first! And the first one was EXCELLENT! In this story Pettrey focuses on crime scene analyst, Parker Mitchell, and his former photographer, Avery Tate, as they work together to find her missing  best friend.

As a photographer, I enjoyed how the story opened, an art exhibit for a photographer, albeit an obnoxious one. However, the focus quickly shifted to Avery’s missing friend. I enjoyed how the author kept the focus on the main story but she weaved interesting aspects for the overarching plot that has many eagerly awaiting the next book.

The thing I liked most about this book was Avery. As I read her story and learned more about her, I admired her strength of character. I could feel for how she was trying to deal with her past. And Parker is just the bomb! Such a great man of character and integrity.

If you read and enjoyed Cold Shot I think this one is even better. If you didn’t read the first book, you can start with this one and not feel lost. Pettrey gives enough backstory to understand the characters.

My Rating 5 Stars!

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher, via Netgalley.com, but I was not required to leave a review.  The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.

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