This is the third in the Alaska Courage series. See my review of Submerged here and Shattered here. It would be best to read the first two novels in the series to really gain the full enjoyment of this one.
is the focus of this novel as she returns to Alaska. She had been
asked to help her friend Abby investigating dark happenings on an
Alaska cruise line. Before Abby can tell Darcy what she is
investigating Abby goes missing. That happens the day someone is
reported as having fallen overboard. The cruise personnel say Abby
quit and left the boat but Darcy wonders if there has been foul play.
And how can she find out what she is supposed to be investigating?
relationships are renewed when Gage McKenna comes on board to direct
the off boat kayak and camping excursions his family has been
contracted to supply. There is some tension between Gage and Darcy
that keeps coming to the surface as the two combine forces to find
out what happened to Abby. But there is a growing attraction between
the two also.
is another good novel from Pettrey. The story of the McKenna family
continues but this time in a different setting of a cruise ship. It
is fun to see the interaction of the family members as their
personalities continue to be developed. We learn more about the
puzzling Jake too. And there is loads of action in this novel. (I had
no idea how many people are lost off of cruise ships each year!) The
ending is very suspenseful.
couple of things I felt made this less than a perfect novel. I knew
who one of the bad guys was early on (Pettrey did a good job of
making me dislike this person right away) and I was disappointed that
Gage and Darcy did not figure that out. While it heightened the
suspense at the end, even Gage admits how stupid he and Darcy were to
trust this person. Also, I missed descriptions of the majestic
scenery of Alaska, since most of the action takes place inside the
Pettrey and her husband live in Maryland with their teenage
daughters. You can find out more about her at www.DaniPettrey.com.
House Publishers, 352 pages.
received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for
the purpose of this review.