The Killing Tide (Coastal Guardians, #1) by Dani Pettrey

The Killing Tide (Coastal Guardians, #1)

A Corpse That Only Leads to Secrets. An Old Flame with Danger Written all over Her.Things Are about to Get Very Complicated.When one Coast Guard officer is found dead and another goes missing, Coast Guard Investigative Service special agent Finn Walker faces his most dangerous crime yet. His only clues are what little evidence remains aboard the dead officer's boat, and the direction the clues point to will test Finn and the Guard to their limits...

Details The Killing Tide (Coastal Guardians, #1)

TitleThe Killing Tide (Coastal Guardians, #1)
Release DateAug 6th, 2019
PublisherBethany House Publishers
GenreChristian Fiction, Suspense, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, Fiction

Reviews The Killing Tide (Coastal Guardians, #1)

  • Sarita
    Fans of Dani Pettrey can expect a thrilling ride in this first book of what I expect will be another great series.When I saw that she will bring out a new book, I had great expectations and I was not disappointed. From the first page of the first chapter, right till the end of the book, I was taken on a suspenseful ride with so much happening that I was engaged right till the end and was shocked by the revelation of the villain (who was quite twi...
  • Hannah
    Finn and Gabby were an interesting couple. It’s always a challenge for an author to show a couple with history meeting again after a space of time, and Pettrey mostly did a good job compensating for all the things we didn’t see about their history. The danger starts right up on page one and the story is off to a thrilling start. Gabby’s got a target on her back and her brother doesn’t hesitate to call his buddy Finn to help keep Gabby saf...
  • Sarah Grace Grzy
    Dani Pettrey is a talented author, and I won't deny that. While I haven't actually found one of her books that I hands-down love yet, I keep coming back and trying more. This series, in particular, seems to have a lot of promise. Plus, I can't get over that gorgeous cover. Plot and story wise, Pettrey's books are sound and incredibly unique. I am always sucked in by that aspect and can't stop turning pages! I had no idea who the perpetrator was u...
  • Abbi
    I have been a Dani Pettrey fan since her debut and I have anxiously awaited each new novel as was definitely the case with this one!First of all I have to talk about this epic cover! It’s simple while being unique and interesting! And I love the colors too!Now for what was inside the stunning cover. Sadly for me this book didn’t quite hit the mark of what I’ve come to expect from a Pettrey novel. The non-stop action and suspense was definit...
  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    There's plenty of action and suspense in this quick-paced novel that introduces us to a new team of agents, their friends and family. Gabby has a tough shell and is 100% devoted to her job and identity as an investigative reporter- and the risk to her life seems like an afterthought. I was surprised at how cavalier her attitude is about the safety of herself and others, but perhaps that's just her defense mechanism. She and Finn have had a relati...
  • Melanie
    I'm a huge fan of Dani Pettrey's previous two series, so it's no surprise that I was eager to pick up The Killing Tide as soon as possible.I found the book easy to read. It started off great and I found the story to be enjoyable. The book was written very well and I liked the characters...although Gabby could be a little frustrating at times withe her carelessness.All in all, The Killing Tide was very good and I'm looking forward to the next book...
  • Clara
    What a thrilling romantic suspense! Dani Pettrey has sure made quite a beginning for this new series.Gabby Rowley is an investigative reporter who just had an attempt on her life - forcing her to hide for a while. Unintentionally, the situation leads her back to where she spent her winter recuperating from a disastrous stint in South Sudan, Finn Walker`s loft. Despite tending a broken heart and even though we're only given snippets of their time ...
  • Cara Putman
    This has a composite cast with the set up for book two. Like other Dani Pettrey books there’s action, romance, and a host of characters working together. A truly enjoyable read.
  • Anne
    My Review3.5 StarsThe Killing Tide has an amazing cover and it’s even better in print. I’m visual, so I base whether or not I want to read a book on the cover first and the blurb second. Both of these things made me anticipate the release of The Killing Tide (Coastal Guardians 1). The mystery and suspense is good too. Anyone who has read a Pettrey book knows she is one of the “big fish in the sea” when it comes to writing compelling stori...
  • Stephanie
    I received a copy of this title via the publisher. It does not impact my review. It’s always a disappointing thing when a book by one of your favorite authors doesn’t end up working for you. This was the case for me and The Killing Tide.What I Liked-I thought the actual mystery aspect of the story was well done. It was pretty well-paced and Pettrey did a good job of weaving together multiple cases.-I liked the setting and that many of the mai...
  • Brittany
    The Killing Tide was packed with action right from the first page. Gabby Rowley was a very strong willed character whose actions sometimes frustrated me, mostly toward the first half of the book. I felt that she grew a lot within the pages of this novel, and by the end of the story, she had sorted out her priorities.Finn Walker was a character that I really liked in The Killing Tide. We find that he and Gabby had a past relationship, which Gabby ...
  • Alicia
    Suspense that kept me on the edge of my seat! The story was a bit confusing for me at first, maybe because it dived straight into the action without explanation, but a quarter of the way in I was hooked. I did not expect the person behind the crime to be who he/she was at all- the best thing for a mystery read!
  • Melissa
    This was an excellent debut to Dani's new series! It was a very easy and quick read but boy did it pack a ton of suspense and surprises within its pages. I love the new crew of folks we are meeting in the Coastal Guardians and I can not wait for ALL of their stories! This a series that will be on must read as they release pile! The story moved very quickly and flowed well throughout and it definitely kept me guessing. There multiple things that h...
  • Nicole
    Originally posted on Inkwell Inspirations“He was drawn to her like the tides were to the moon.”“He’d done exactly what he vowed not to do. He’d fallen in love with her all over again.”The Killing Tide, the first installment in Dani Pettrey’s new Coastal Guardians series, is an action-packed romantic suspense novel that takes readers on an extremely dangerous and thrilling ride and keeps them highly invested in the storyline until th...
  • Jes Drew
    The Killing Tide by Dani Pettrey was a fast-paced thriller with a great romance mixed in. I loved Finn, who is trying desperately to do his job in solving the mystery, getting justice for his friend, protecting the sister his boss foisted off on him despite their past, and trying to convince Gabby to love him again. And then we follow the female coast guard team member, Rissi, every few scenes or two in her own attempt to solve the mystery- and t...
  • Melissa
    3.5 stars, rounded upThis is the exciting first novel in Pettrey's Coastal Guardians series. It starts with action and doesn't let up until the last page. That's not to say that the book is short on romance, because it delivers a hefty amount of that as well.I really liked and identified with Gabby's character and appreciated the journey she needed to travel in order to trust again. One slight shortcoming is the sheer number of characters introdu...
  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    Guess what is releasing this next week? Good news, right? Dani Pettrey is a talented author and one of my favorites in the romantic suspense genre. I've been anticipating this book for what seems like a long time. Oh and just a shout out to the cover! I love when a book cover represents what is inside so well. It just makes me happy. And I love those colors!!You better buckle up for this book. Seriously. It is nonstop, petal to the metal, fast pa...
  • Madison
    The Killing Tide follows in the way of Dani Pettrey’s previous titles with a strong mystery story, plenty of action and high-stakes suspense, and charming, faith-filled romance.When investigative journalist, Gabby Rowley’s life is threatened by the drug lord she helped send to prison, her protective big brother, Noah, insists she return home with him to Wilmington, North Carolina, where he and his Coast Guard Investigative Service team can ke...
  • Susan Snodgrass
    Dani Pettrey starts off a new series with The Killing Tide, about a group of Coast Guard Investigative Service special agents. This one centers around Finn Walker, who is facing a very dangerous crime with little to no evidence, while at the same time dealing with the woman who broke his heart coming back into his life again. Gabby Rowley, sister of one of the Coast Guard special agents, and investigative reporter, is supposed to be in hiding bec...
  • Chanel
    With such a chillingly, stunning book cover and an engaging first line, I was immediately pulled into this riveting suspense featuring a Coast Guard team's pursuit of justice amid murder, lies and intrigue. The action and plot didn't disappoint - and I was very anxious to see how it would all end! I also really enjoyed learning about the Coast Guard and what they do. The cast of secondary characters from the team were a likeable bunch that was ea...
  • Inspirationalfictionreader
    Dani Pettrey is one of my favorite romantic suspense authors. I love her writing style and her stories always keep you flipping the pages while furiously trying to figure out who the bad guy is! I also love how she incorporates the entire team into each of the stories in that particular series. By the last book, you feel like they are old friends!I liked reading about this new group of characters and their relationships with each other. I also en...
  • Kelly Bridgewater
    Dani Pettrey definitely knows what is required to create a romantic suspense. I adore how she creates a whole cast of brave heroines and heroes to fill her stories. By entering into a new story, Pettrey invites her readers into a world that becomes real and unique. In Killing Tide, readers are introduced to a team of Coast Guard Investigative Services that are as close as family. They spend time together, caring for each other inside and outside ...
  • Elizabeth
    Dani Pettrey certainly came out of the gate swinging with this new series! Fans of romantic suspense, heavy on the suspense, will want to get their hands on a copy of The Killing Tide immediately.I have been eagerly waiting for this book since I devoured the Chesapeake Valor series last year. Pettrey writes some of the best suspense out there and she did not disappoint. The pace was breakneck and every time I thought I had finally wrapped my head...
  • Denise Hershberger
    This was an amazing book! I really loved all the characters. I especially loved the coast guard centered story for a change of pace.I especially loved Gabby. I really related worth how she was torn in two directions. She was far from perfect, but I loved her.Finn was dreamy. Also not perfect, but definitely a true hero! Pettrey is a fantastic writer. I had no idea who the bad guy was or how the story would conclude and the whole book kept me on m...
  • Rebecca
    3.5 stars"Blood pooled like a cloud in the heightening tide of the super moon - the killing tide." Gabby Rowley's life has just been threatened once again, and she thinks she knows why. As an investigative reporter, her instinctive abilities to uncover crimes has recently put a powerful drug lord behind bars; and someone is out for revenge. Suddenly being shuffled from Raleigh, North Carolina to the coastal town of Wilmington, Gabby's family has ...
  • Debbie
    "The Killing Tide" is a Christian romantic suspense novel. It's the first book in a new series. After Harper's investigative reporting puts a drug lord in prison, he orders his people to kill her. Her brother, Noah, asks her to stay with one of his Coast Guard team, Finn, so they can keep her safe. Noah's team must also investigate the death of a Coast Guard officer who has been murdered. Harper wants to help her friend, the wife of the murdered ...
  • Caitlyn Santi
    Oh my stars! I am speechless in the best way, how do I even begin to find the words to say how much I loved this book?! This was my most anticipated read of 2019 and I am absolutely delighted to say that it exceeded all my expectations! In my opinion Dani Pettrey just blasted her own already sky-high bar somewhere into outer space!I loved Gabby and Finn instantly, as well as the rest of the CGIS team, and I can't wait to hang out with them all ag...
  • Suzie Waltner
    Oh. My. Word! In The Killing Tide, Dani Pettrey introduces a new cast of characters, a new setting, and her personal brand of high octane, cannot-put-it-down, lose-sleep-over-it romantic suspense.There is so much I loved about this book: a team of investigators that are a team and a family you want to be a part of, excellent information and insight into the Coast Guard Investigation Services, twists and turns that leave you white-knuckled, and sw...
  • Dana Michael
    The Killing Tide is a fast paced romantic thriller involving a cast of characters from the Coast Guard's CGIS. This particular book features Finn and an investigative reporter named Gabby. I have to admit it took me a quick minute to get into it because of the many characters in the book. But once I got a few chapters in, I felt I knew them all and they were my good friends. I'm excited because this is the first in a series and I am already anxio...
  • Jessica
    When I found out Dani was coming out with a new series Costal Guardians, I set my expectations high and I wasn’t disappointed. This book had me hooked from the very first page and I couldn’t put it down. Turning each page in anticipation with what comes next.We had previously met Noah in the Chesapeake Valor series and only caught a glimpse of what was to come, but here we get to learn more about him and his team. All of the members on the in...