By Dani Pettrey
Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
When her prodigal brother Reef’s return to Yancey, Alaska, is shattered by his arrest for murder, Piper McKenna is determined to protect him.
Deputy Landon Grainger loves the McKennas like family, but he’s also sworn to find the truth. And he knows those closest to you have the power to deceive you the most. With his sheriff pushing for a quick conviction, some unexpected leads complicate the investigation, and pursuing the truth puts Landon’s career in jeopardy.
When Piper launches her own investigation, Landon realizes he must protect her from herself–and whatever complications await as the two follow clues deep into Canada’s rugged backcountry. Not only does their long friendship seem to be turning into something more, but this dangerous case is becoming deadlier with each step.
When your brother shows up covered in blood, your mind would go automatically to the worse, or at least mine would. However Piper seemed to have a lot of faith in her brother, in spite of his poor track record. Piper finds herself spending a lot of time with Landon, which she finds confusing. She doesn’t understand how he has changed, and you the reader, read his struggles as well.
There is a great mystery here, with each page keeping you reading. This will be a series that I will be hoping comes out on audio so that my teenage son that loves mysteries will enjoy.
I also really liked how it tied in the issues with giving into temptation when it comes to drinking, and immoral behavior.
Litfuse gave this book to me in eBook format. The opinions are my own.