Friday, May 5, 2023

The Shifting Current By Dani Pettrey

The Shifting Current
by Dani Pettrey
Publisher: Gracie & Johnny Inc
Series: Coastal Guardian
ISBN: 979-8218021306

Having been a huge fan of the Coastal Guardians series, when Dani asked if I'd read her novella to go along with the story, I couldn't resist! She sent me her book for review.


An elusive killer. A false identity. A deadly maze of lies.

When Coast Guard Investigative Service Special Agent LOGAN PERRY’s beloved grandfather is murdered, Logan races to his hometown of Cauldron Creek, New Mexico to investigate the murder. His teammate and friend, EMMY THORTON, insists on joining him. Not a good idea—not when he loves her, but carries a secret that he knows will tear them apart.

Emmy knows Logan will pursue the investigation no matter the cost, and she won’t let the man she loves plunge into a dangerous situation alone. She needs to be at his side, even if he believes friendship is her only reason for joining him.

What looks like a robbery gone wrong rapidly shifts, drawing Emmy and Logan into a dizzying maze where nothing is as it appears. Every lead slips through their fingers as threats against them grow deadlier at each turn. Having only each other to rely on, their love for one another deepens, but will they live long enough to admit their attraction to each other?

They’re in the killer’s sights. One wrong move puts their future together and their lives on the line.

My Review:

Small, but mighty! That's how I'd describe this novella. I think when we all finished the first three full length novels in the series we were wondering what happened with Logan and Emmy. You could cut their tension with a knife in the other stories, so I'm glad the author realized they needed their own!

And wowza did they get it! Logan has to deal with the tragedy of his grandfather being murdered, and Em goes along to help investigate who might have done it. They're leaving the East Coast and heading to New Mexico to find out what happened. Really, this story just doesn't let up. Whether it's the intensity of the killer, the investigation, or their relationship, it's non-stop nail biter from start to finish.

I enjoyed watching Logan and Em work together on the case. They make a great pair on the job and off. There was definitely a good amount of sizzle. I really appreciated that they both shared that their faith was of utmost importance and that they wanted to do everything to keep God first. I loved that Emmy mentions that she'd initially had concerns that Logan didn't share her faith. It's so great when authors know how to share a message with it being a natural part of a story while not seeming like it's being forced.

There was literally no way of knowing why he was killed, although we know who did it. Once the pieces of the puzzle start to fit together it all makes sense! Well done on keeping us in the dark.

While I'm not a fast reader, I read the book in a day! It's one of those stories you don't want to put down, and when you do, you wonder what you're missing.

About the Author:

Publishers Weekly and #1 Amazon bestselling author, Dani Pettrey has sold nearly 800,000 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 storyline[s]," (RT Book Reviews), and "sizzling undercurrent of romance" (USA Today).

She researches murder and mayhem from her home in Maryland. For more information about her novels, visit


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