Cold Shot from the Chesapeake Valor series by Dani Pettrey Book Review

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3dbookI’m jumping in at the tail end to tell you about a new book by Dani Pettrey. It’s called Cold Shot. If you like Christian Mystery/Suspense novels you’ll love this ride. It starts off right in the thick of things but first let me tell you that Dani is holding a giveaway that ends today. Check that out by clicking the button below.

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And now before I give you my thoughts on the book WHICH I JUST FINISHED LAST NIGHT! Let’s talk about the gist of the first book in this new series call Chesapeake Valor what it’s about…

About the Book:

In college, Griffin McCray and his four best friends had their lives planned out. Griffin and Luke Gallagher would join the Baltimore PD. Declan Gray would head to the FBI, and Parker Mitchell would go on to graduate school as a crime scene analyst. But then Luke vanished before graduation and their world–and friendships–crumbled.

Now Griffin is a park ranger at Gettysburg, having left life as a SWAT-team sniper when a case went bad. The job is mostly quiet–until the day he captures two relic hunters uncovering skeletal remains near Little Round Top. Griffin just wants the case to go away, but charming forensic anthropologist Finley Scott determines that the body is modern–a young social justice lawyer missing since spring–and all evidence points to the work of an expert sniper.

When FBI agent Declan Gray takes over the case, past and present collide. Griffin soon realizes he’ll need to confront some of the darkest days of his life if he–and those he cares about–are going to escape a downward spiral of murder that crosses continents.

My Review: This book starts right off in the action and captured my interest from page one. Right away I was in and enjoying this book. Dani weaves an intriguing tale.

There are several characters in this first installment of the Chesapeake Valor series but this first book focuses on Finley and Griffin. Both hold secrets from their past that make it difficult to move forward but working on this cold case together helps them both to heal.

Cold Shot reads like an episode in your favorite television crime drama gone clean with a sprinkling of Christian faith thrown in. It’s nice to see characters fall to their knees instead of into a bottle or something worse.

The action starts from page one of this book and even when the case is solved there is more to come.

I enjoyed watching the team come together and I’m definitely looking forward to Book 2 in Chesapeake Valor.

Dani has also put together some great tools for reader of Cold Shot

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DPettrey-122About the Author: Dani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the acclaimed author of the brand new romantic suspense Chesapeake Valor series, as well as the well-loved Alaskan Courage series which includes her bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, Silenced, and Sabotaged. 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 her characters’ faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in Maryland, where they enjoy time with their daughters, son-in-law, and super-adorable grandson.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


  1. Kemi,

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful post, and fantastic review! I am SO impressed with how fast you read this book, and the way you’ve described the action and characters within your post. Thank you for all that you do! ~Amanda

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