Family, No Matter What

Guilt seared her conscience. How could she even for a second believe her brother
 capable of murder?
Dani Pettrey

For today's A-Z Blogging Challenge and the letter F, we are reviewing a book that explores complex 
family relationships, trust and loyalty.

Shattered is the second book in the suspense-filled Alaskan Courage series which follows the complicated lives of the tightly-knit McKenna family, five brothers and sisters who own and operate an outdoor adventure company in a small Alaskan town. Well, four of the McKenna's work together. The fifth, baby brother Reef, is the black sheep who is accused of murdering a friend.

Is he guilty? All the evidence supports that, and so he is arrested. His sister Piper is convinced of his innocence, oldest brother Cole is afraid he might be guilty. Guilty or innocent they, along with the rest of their family and close friends, are determined to uncover the truth. No matter what.

The McKenna's desire to find the true murderer leads them down false trails as they travel around the lower 48 states digging through layers of lies, secrecy and other murders. The deeper they dig, the more they are convinced of Reef's innocence.

This is what we would all hope for from our families. Believing in us and trusting us, standing by us under the worst circumstances. And loving us, no matter what.

Shattered by Dani Pettrey
Bethany House Publishers, 2013
Christian Fiction, 364 pages
Bethany House Publishers provided a free copy of Shattered for review. The opinions stated are my own.


  1. Oh this sounds interesting. Thank you for posting. New follower here.
    My A-Z

  2. Yeah, good review...makes me want to read it!

  3. Thanks for this griping review. It's encouraging to know that there are people who still value and trust in the institution of Family, no matter what. I will read this book.
    Sue CollectInTexasGal
    AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

    1. I hope you enjoy the book. Since each seems to feature one of the siblings, I'm guessing there will be a total of five books in her series.

    2. Added this one and the first one to my Wish List. Really like the idea of a Sibling Series. Thanks!!

  4. I'll check out the series! Thanks!

  5. That's how families should be- standing behind us, believing in us.
    Nice post :)

  6. Sounds like a good book. I will check it out. :)

  7. I think I'll read this book! Good luck! :)

  8. Sounds like a good book Elizabeth! I like the family component.

  9. I haven't heard of this story but it sounds intriguing!