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The Crushing Depths ~ Review with Giveaway

The Crushing Depths Takeover Tour

Welcome to the Takeover Tour for The Crushing Depths by Dani Pettrey 

The Crushing Depths by Dani Pettrey
The Crushing Depths
Coastal Guardians #2
By Dani Pettrey

Rissi Dawson was more than a little shocked when Mason Rogers walked through the office doors as the newest member of her CGIS team. He knew about her past and just what she had gone through during her teen years. She was also in love with him but it has been years since she's seen him.

Mason Rogers has wondered for years about the teen girl he befriended in the children's home they both lived in. But he aged out and couldn't be there for her anymore. Now he and Rissi are working for the Coast Guard Investigative Services and assigned to the same case. But what sounds like a fairly straightforward case quickly evolves it something more and it could cost them their lives.

An accident on an oil drilling platform resulting in the death of a man requires an investigation. But soon a series of accidents has Rissi and Mason convinced that something is going on. Is it sabotage? The work of environmental activists? Or is it the ancient curse that is a local fishing legend? With time and someone or something working against them, Rissi and Mason have their hands full.

Meanwhile, Noah Rowley is working a case of his own, Brooke Kesler, Coast Guard medic, is dealing with a stalker. Brooke has her suspicions of who is behind the escalating harassment but the evidence just isn't there. Doing this as a favor for his sister Noah is more than a little surprised by his protective feelings towards Brooke, but once the case is over he'll have no problem going back to confirmed bachelor status.

As both cases reach a critical point, a tropical storm bears down on the North Carolina coast. Can you say suspense? And a word of caution, don't start this book if you have only a limited time to read, believe me, you won't want to put it down. Experience speaking here, I started it and stayed up until 6:00 am with that all too familiar promise "Just one more chapter," only coming true when there were no more chapters to be read. Whoops, who needs more than half-an-hour of shuteye anyways.

This is yet another page-turner from Dani Pettrey. Though it is the second book in her Coastal Guardians series one could easily read it without having read the first book, The Killing Tide. I do recommend reading the first book so you are properly introduced to all the characters. But get ready for several hours of suspense-filled reading that will totally capture your attention. Fans of Dani's previous work won't be disappointed. If you are new to the author's work but are familiar with Love Inspired Suspense or authors Lynette Eason, Lisa Harris, Rachel Dylan, Nancy Mehl, Lynn, Patricia Bradley, Sandra Orchard, or Lynn Blackburn you should enjoy this book. And don't be surprised if an unexpected twist gets tossed into the mix. Overall a good read to escape the summer heat with.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.

About the Book:
Title: The Crushing Depths 
Author: Dani Pettrey 
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers  
Release Date: June 30, 2020 
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense

They know the power and peril of the ocean. 
But as they get closer to the deadly truth . . . 
An even greater danger lurks just beneath the surface. 

When an accident claims the life of an oil-rig worker, Coast Guard Investigators Rissi Dawson and Mason Rogers are flown to the scene thirty-eight miles from shore. Tensions aboard the rig are high, and the death has everyone on edge. Environmental activists are threatening to do whatever it takes to stop the "plague on the environment" from continuing its work. Meanwhile, rumors are circulating on board about an ancient curse lurking in the depths below.

Mounting evidence shows that the death might not have been an accident. Was the man killed by one of the activists or, more frighteningly, a member of his own crew? Rissi and Mason have to sort through not only numerous suspects, but also their own haunted pasts and their attraction to each other.

Just as the case seems about to break open, worse news arrives: a tropical storm has turned their way. Now they're cut off from any rescue--right where the killer wants them.


Dani Pettrey 
Praised by New York Times bestselling 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 storylines" (RT Book Reviews), and "sizzling undercurrent of romance" (USA Today).

Her Alaskan Courage series and Chesapeake Valor series have received praise from readers and critics alike and spent multiple months topping the CBA bestseller lists. Dani has also been honored with multiple awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award, two HOLT Medallions, two National Readers' Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing's Best Award. 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 nearby.

For more information about her novels, visit

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(1) winner will receive an Up All Night Suspense Survival Kit including:
a Book hangover mug,
Booklovers Readers Fuel coffee,
a Coastal Rain candle (tin not pictured)
so you can share the ambiance of Rissi and Mason stuck in a storm,
a Library scrunchie to pull your hair up,
Snack Mix (can be swapped out if food allergies exist),
and Reading socks!

The Crushing Depths JustRead Giveaway

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