Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Author: Dani Pettrey
Publisher: Bethany House
September 2013
ISBN: 978-0764209840
Genre: Romantic Suspense

When her friend vanishes from a cruise ship, reporter Darcy St. James isn't satisfied with their explanation that she simply left her job of her own accord. Something isn't lining up, and Darcy believes the only way to find the truth is to put herself in Abby's position. Within days, Darcy learns her friend wasn't the only person to disappear mysteriously. Last summer, a woman vanished under almost identical circumstances.

Gage McKenna has taken a summer-long stint leading adventure excursions for the passengers of various cruise lines that dock for a few days of sightseeing. He's surprised to find Darcy working aboard one of the ships, investigating a troubling report. Something sinister is going on and the deeper they dig the more Gage fears they've only discovered the tip of the iceberg.

STRANDED is the third book in Ms. Pettrey’s Alaskan Courage series. Readers will want to read Submerged and Shattered first as the books don’t really stand alone. I enjoyed getting to know Gage and Darcy better.

Darcy in tenacious, like a dog with a bone, and not willing to let anything go. Her friend has gone missing and Darcy is willing to do whatever it takes to find out what happened to  her—at the risk of risking her own life. Gage is still struggling with the similarities between Darcy and his first wife, and unwilling to risk his heart to have it trampled again.

I couldn’t put this book down. I had to keep reading to find out what happened next. Fans of romantic suspense won’t want to miss this latest by Dani Pettrey. I can’t wait until the next book in the series comes out. 14.99. 352 pages. 5 stars.