A rising star, Dani Pettrey has received critical acclaim and popular accolades for her suspenseful fiction. In this exciting follow-up to Submerged, Piper McKenna is shocked when her brother Reef shows up covered in blood. A fellow snowboarder is dead - but despite the evidence, Reef swears he’s innocent. Deputy Landon Grainger, a close friend of the McKennas, is determined to get the facts - even though he has deep reservations about what he must do to get them.
I liked the novella and the first book in the series, and I'm going to read the rest, but this one gave me mixed feelings. Part of it is the personality of the main character, Piper. I struggle with rooting for chipper, naive characters, and that's how she comes across even though she keeps insisting that she's not, and the author sets up a couple of scenes late in the book to prove Piper is a capable adult. I'm just not sure why people who are brave must also be stupid. It's one thing to charge into a dangerous situation where you are trained in how to handle it, but letting your emotions rule you all the time isn't only unbiblical, it's exhausting. You can actually put yourself and the people you love at greater risk, which the character does. And although her family admonish her, she just keeps going on her merry way. So...it's okay to be irresponsible as long as you're kind. Someone will always rescue you! That's the message I got from this book and I'm not buying it.