05 May 2023

The Shifting Current | Book Review + Giveaway

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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.

Publisher: Gracie & Johnny, Inc.
Release Date: May 2, 2023



A great addition to Dani Pettrey's Coastal Guardians series! The Shifting Current may be a novella, but there's no shortage of twists, turns, and suspense in its pages.

Coast Guard Investigative Service Special Agent Logan Perry returns home to New Mexico when he hears that his grandfather has been murdered. Teammate Emmy Thornton refuses to let him go alone. Together, they decide to investigate the murder, and of course, the danger proves to be more nefarious than expected. Can they uncover the truth, stay alive, and finally sort out their romance?

What fun! Logan and Emmy are not new characters to fans of the series, but it is good to see them star in their own story. The mystery, the danger, and the complicated feelings all make The Shifting Current a fast-paced, suspenseful read. Its shorter length makes it even harder to put down than one of Pettrey's typical books, and I was very satisfied by the time I reached the end. I am sure that other fans of romantic suspenseespecially ones of this serieswill be pleased with this novella!

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


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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(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!

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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  1. so glad you enjoyed it! thanks for being on the tour :)

  2. It sounds ideal for when I don’t have time to read a full-length romantic suspense.

  3. I am so excited to read this book. I just love Dani Pettrey!

  4. This sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing!