About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Still Life (Chesapeake Valor, #2) by Dani Pettrey

Still Life (Chesapeake Valor, #2)

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.


There are so many reasons to love this book. It's written by one of my favorite authors, the guy on the cover is drop-dead gorgeous, and the suspense begins immediately. But wait... there's more! Author Dani Pettrey slowly peels back the layers to show the strengths and weaknesses of her intriguing characters, while offering a chilling portrait of a twisted mind in action.

There are several strong characters in Still Life but the major romance centers around Avery Tate and Parker Mitchell. Avery carries demons from her past and Parker is there to help her heal.

'She'd told the man she loved her dirty secret and his eyes were filled with nothing but love. How was that possible?'

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.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 


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). She researches murder and mayhem from her home in Maryland, where she lives with her husband. Their two daughters, a son-in-law, and two adorable grandsons also reside in Maryland. 

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