Book Review + Giveaway! — The Shifting Current

5 May

The Shifting Current JustRead Takeover + Review Blitz

Welcome to the Takeover + Review Blitz for The Shifting Current by Dani Pettrey, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About The Book

The Shifting Current

Title: The Shifting Current
Series: Coastal Guardians novella
Author: Dani Pettrey
Publisher: Gracie & Johnny Inc.
Release Date: May 2, 2023
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

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.

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Death. It permeated her hair, her skin. She wanted to crawl out of it, but there was nowhere to go.

He depressed the accelerator to the floor board, putting distance between her and the body. But more was required.

Infinitely more.

She feared she’d never outrun it.

The booming ricochet of the shotgun still rang in her ears.

Stop! She scratched at them. Why wouldn’t it stop?

Cold slithered down her face.

“You’re clammy.” He chucked a rag at her.

Her stomach churned. She pressed the back of her hand against her mouth.

He flew over the hill.

“Slow down,” she eked out. “You’ll get us pulled over.”

“Yeah.” He chuckled. “If you get arrested, he’ll know you didn’t follow the plan. Then you’ll be as good as dead.”

She already was. It was just a matter of time before he figured it out and came for her.

My Impressions:

Fans of Dani Pettrey’s Coastal Guardians series will be delighted with The Shifting Current, a novella focusing on Logan and Emmy. The two leave the Atlantic coast to go to cowboy country New Mexico. But it is not a pleasure trip. Logan’s grandfather, Colt, is murdered and the two join the investigation. The tension is high and the case takes on some twists, but Logan and Emmy are determined to find out who the killer is. There is also some help from coded messages left by Colt — I liked that element of the story a lot. Coming in at 200 pages, the suspense takes off fast. As does the romance between the two. They have been friends for a long time and both have strong feelings for the other, but their relationship rockets as the suspense builds. It’s believable because of their background, and I was glad to see them own up to their feelings, not try to down play them. Logan does have baggage, but with Emmy’s guidance he comes to trust in God’s love and His redemption. 

If you are looking for a fast-paced page-turner for a weekend read, then The Shifting Current is a good choice.


Audience: adults.

(Thanks to the publisher for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

More Books in This Series

The Killing Tide The Crushing Depths The Deadly Shallows

About The Author

Dani Pettrey

Publishers Weekly, #1 Parable, #1 Amazon, ECPA, and CBA 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.

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Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a “The Best is Yet to Come” mug, gourmet roasted coffee from NYC, and the full Coastal Guardian series including The Shifting Current in paperback!

(1) winner will receive a “The Best is Yet to Come” notebook, gel pens, and a paperback copy of The Killing Tide!

(1) winner will receive a “The Best is Yet to Come” vintage sign and a paperback copy of The Crushing Depths!

The Shifting Current JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight May 5, 2023 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on May 12, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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8 Responses to “Book Review + Giveaway! — The Shifting Current”

  1. Rita Wray May 5, 2023 at 8:12 am #

    The story sounds very intriguing.

  2. Sandy Avery May 5, 2023 at 10:07 am #

    Great review, a must read!

  3. Cindy Davis May 5, 2023 at 10:44 am #

    I enjoyed this one as well!

  4. @justreadtours May 5, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

    lovely review! thanks for being on the tour 🙂

  5. Shelly Peterson May 6, 2023 at 4:56 pm #

    Sounds like a great story.

  6. andreadrake1 May 6, 2023 at 8:23 pm #

    This sounds like a great book! I really like the cover! Thanks for sharing!

  7. carylkane May 8, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

    Thank you for sharing your excellent review! Dani Pettrey is one of my MUST read authors.


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