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Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey | Book review by Loraine Nunley #bookreview

What is this book about?

In college, Griffin McCray and his three 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:

The suspense…edge of the seat. The romance…sizzling and tense. The characters…wounded, yet strong. This was a good start to what promises to be a thrilling series. I really enjoy teams of talented people using their various skills to solve crimes and bring justice to the victims.

First we are introduced to Griffin, a ranger doing his job while running away from a deeply scarred past. His attraction to Finley was instant yet unwanted. I liked that his feelings for her pushed him to deal with his wounds. He was also a man of integrity and he had a strong sense of loyalty. Then we meet Finley who was strong, intelligent, and a wonderful fit with Griffin’s hard shell.

There was a great cast of supporting characters and I can’t wait to read their stories. I especially loved Parker. The suspense was fast and had me turning pages quickly. The one drawback for me was that some of the characters backstories were pretty dark.

What I enjoyed most about this book:

The interaction between Finley and Griffin.

What I didn’t like about this book:

The dark backstories

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Would I recommend this book to others? Yes, especially if you are a fan of the team dynamic. I enjoyed all of the characters. This is the first book in the series. I’m already cracking open the second one.

I received this book complimentary in a giveaway. I was not required to give a review. All of the opinions I have expressed here are honest and my own.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Dani Pettrey, author website

-Loraine Nunley

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