Submerged by Dani Pettrey is her debut novel with Bethany House Publishers and they picked a winner. This book far exceeded my expectations in so many ways. First, was the cover-very eye catching (covers do help sell books ). Second, I love, love suspense novels and this storyline really fit the bill. Third, the prologue was one of the best I have read, it grabbed you and left you dying to get into the story. The author was masterful with her character development and wove elements of faith, forgiveness and second chances throughout the story.
Bailey Craig had lived in Yancey Alaska and in high school and was not a very "good girl" with a reputation she felt followed her even though she became successful. The thought of returning to Yancey and all those who remember her past is daunting. Now she has to return to bury her aunt that was killed in a plane crash along with three others. Bailey finds out that the plane was sabotaged and needs the help of Cole McKenna. The problem is..Bailey broke his heart when she left ten years ago. She has changed but will he remember her faults or has he changed too. Can they work together and find the truth and the murderer?
I absolutely loved this book except- this is book one and she left the end of the story open with Bailey and Cole and what could happen next. I hope book two continues with the two of them in the plot.
Eagerly looking forward to book two.
Thanks to Bethany Publishing House for this free copy just for my honest opinion.