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The Shifting Current
(Coastal Guardians Novella)
By Dani Pettrey
Christian Romantic Suspense
Paperback, Audiobook & eBook, 210 Pages
May 2, 2023 by Gracie & Johnny Inc.


An elusive killer. A false identity. A deadly maze of lies.

When Coast Guard Investigative Service Special Agent LOGAN PERRY’s beloved grandfather is murdered, Logan races to his hometown of Cauldron Creek, New Mexico to investigate the murder. His teammate and friend, EMMY THORTON, insists on joining him. Not a good idea—not when he loves her, but carries a secret that he knows will tear them apart.

Emmy knows Logan will pursue the investigation no matter the cost, and she won’t let the man she loves plunge into a dangerous situation alone. She needs to be at his side, even if he believes friendship is her only reason for joining him.

What looks like a robbery gone wrong rapidly shifts, drawing Emmy and Logan into a dizzying maze where nothing is as it appears. Every lead slips through their fingers as threats against them grow deadlier at each turn. Having only each other to rely on, their love for one another deepens, but will they live long enough to admit their attraction to each other?

They’re in the killer’s sights. One wrong move puts their future together and their lives on the line.

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My Review

THE SHIFTING CURRENT is a story about a man who is determined to find who killed his grandfather and while doing so, faces a personal demon and seeks for love. The suspense is weaved throughout the story as is the faith element with a strong dose of romance. Those who are fans of the author and series might enjoy this one.

I've read most of this author's books and have enjoyed them. I like the military/spy aspect and have found it interesting in this series to learn more about the US Coast Guard. In this installment, there isn't a lot going on with the Coast Guard as the characters are inland working a personal case. I thought the opening scene gave a good reference point and would say that you could read this one on its own without reading the rest of the books. I liked the characters and thought the author did well in keeping the suspense present. I also liked the small-town aspect and the hero having strong ties to the area.

I think because this story is basically a personal case inland, the positive aspects of the Coast Guard from the rest of the series weren't present in this story. Not that that is a bad thing, just that I missed it. I felt like the villains and crime were a bit unrealistic. The bad guys involved weren't super intelligent and it seemed a bit odd that they would target who they did when there were others involved and the situation would eventually come to light. I think I needed more there and a stronger reason why they did what they did. The romance was also pretty strong - a bit too sweet with lots of looks and touches between the characters that were supposed to be meaningful but fell flat for me and were overused. I also didn't get the hero's hang-up. I think it was traumatic, but I didn't follow his reasoning, particularly for who his character was.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This book definitely had issues for me, but it did hold my interest and I liked the characters. I enjoyed this series overall. I will definitely be reading this author's next release.

Content: Some suggestive content and violence, but would consider this clean.
Source: I received a complimentary copy through JustRead Publicity Tours, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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About the Author

Publishers Weekly, #1 Parable, #1 Amazon, ECPA, and CBA bestselling author, Dani Pettrey has sold nearly 800,000 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.

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Tour Schedule

Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

Tour-Wide Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a "The Best is Yet to Come" mug, gourmet roasted coffee from NYC, and the full Coastal Guardian series including The Shifting Current in paperback!

(1) winner will receive a "The Best is Yet to Come" notebook, gel pens, and a paperback copy of The Killing Tide!

(1) winner will receive a "The Best is Yet to Come" vintage sign and a paperback copy of The Crushing Depths!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked above. Giveaway began at midnight May 5, 2023 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on May 12, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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