Cold Shot

Dani Pettrey

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Plot Development:  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  ⑨ 10

Pace: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  ⑩  

Quality of Writing: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  ⑨  10

Characters Development: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  ⑩  

Ease of Reading: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  ⑨  10

Publication Date: 2016

Number of Pages: 331

Series: Chesapeake Valor-Book 1




Summary on back cover:

In college, Griffin McCray and his three best friends had their lives planned out. Griffin and Luke Gallagher would join the Baltimore Police Department, Declan Gray would head to the FBI, and Parker Mitchell would study to become a crime scene analyst. But then Luke vanished before graduation and their world–and friendships–crumbled.

Now years later, Griffin has left the police and his friendships behind. Still trying to forget a case that went bad when he was a SWAT team sniper, he's living a quiet life as a park ranger at Gettysburg. Quiet until skeletal remains are uncovered near Little Round Top-and they aren't Civil War-era.

Griffin just wants the case to go away, but charming forensic anthropologist Finley Scott discovers evidence pointing to the work of a expert sniper. When FBI agent Declan Gray steps in to take 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 crime, danger, and murder.




As you have already guessed from the 5-star rating, this book is PHENOMENAL! This is one of my favorite suspense novels of all time. To start listing all the good things about this book: the first is character development.  I think the best thing Dani Pettrey did was convey the character’s emotions. It was almost like I could feel what they were feeling. 


Second, Griffin McGray has three best friends, so the story isn’t always about him.  You never get bored with it.  It was so refreshing to read a story like this.


Third, Finley Scott is a Forensic Anthropologist. The work she did was so interesting (in a non-gruesome way).  I did learn a little bit from reading this book, which is pretty rare.  The humor in it is icing on the cake.  On top of that, it was so good that I almost read it all in one day!  Should I go on?


God Bless,




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