Still Life

Dani Pettrey

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Publication Date: 2017

Number of Pages: 344

Series: Chesapeake Valor-Book 2



Summary on back cover:

Blacklisted in the photography business over a controversial shot, Avery Tate answered an ad for a crime scene photographer. She expected to be laughed at, but crime scene analyst Parker Mitchell hired her outright--and changed her life. But six months ago, when her feelings for Parker became too strong, she left his employ to sort out her heart.

Now, for the first time, Avery is facing the world that rejected her to attend the gallery opening of a photography exhibit for which her friend modeled. But the only image of her friend is a chilling photo of her posing as if dead--and the photographer insists he didn't take the shot. Worse, her friend can't be found, and so she immediately calls Parker for help. As Avery, Parker, and his friends in law enforcement dig into the mystery, they find themselves face-to-face with a relentless and deadly threat.




After reading Cold Shot, I was ecstatic to read Still Life. Dani Pettrey is my favorite author, which means I hold her to very high expectations. I can now gladly tell you that I absolutely loved this book!  If you love suspense and adventure, then this is another book that you can read and re-read.


This book is about the whole gang, but it focuses on Parker and Avery. Avery’s friend goes missing and she asks Parker to help her find her. This story is not your typical suspense, which I love. It has just the right amount of suspense and romance without overdoing it.


I only have one, small and insignificant, problem with it. Avery and Parker were never a “thing” in Cold Shot.  Of course, the book implied that they were going to become one but it never said that they were even close. Then, as you read Still Life, you realize that they are in love with each other and have been for a really long time. It was just really abrupt and sudden.


There are a lot of characters in these books and it can get confusing at some points, but once you get to know them, you will be glad that they are included.


I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I hope you do too.




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