June 27, 2012

Book Review: Submerged by Dani Pettrey

Bailey Craig has spent the past decade running away from her reputation in Yancey, Alaska. In a small town, it is hard for people to forget the past. When she is unexpectedly called back to Yancey because of her aunt’s sudden death, she tries to get in and out as fast as possible. When a murder is uncovered, however, she is asked to help investigate because of her vast knowledge of Alaskan history. With the body count growing by the hour, Bailey will have to forgive herself for the past before the murdering will stop.
I liked:
  • The plot. I always love when plots are a mixture of historical and modern, so this book worked really well for me!
  • The cover. I believe the cover had a beautiful/mysterious/interesting cover, which fits the book’s story perfectly.
  • The character description. It was sublime, and you understood the reason the characters acted as they did.
  • The forgiveness. I loved the constant theme of forgiveness woven throughout the book; it was a beautiful addition!
I disliked:
  • That the author described the disease that killed Cole’s mother. I really didn’t find it necessary to have the disease mentioned, much less in detail.

This book was a great read. It was suspenseful from the beginning, and I loved the archaeology involved. I would recommend this book to ages 16+, mainly because of some mature (although VERY pure, and not graphic) content.  Read this if you enjoy a fast paced read!
Thanks to Bethany House publishers for providing me with this book in exchange for an honest review.

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