Submerged by Dani Pettrey is a fictional story. A story full of rekindling a romance and also mystery. Bailey Craig finds out that her aunt has died in a plane crash and her life turns upside down. Not only does that mean that she's lost the one relative that truly cared about her, but it also means that she must return to her hometown of Yancey, Alaska. Yancey is where the "Old Bailey" grew up, before she turned her life over to Christ. But the people of Yancey didn't know that and associated Bailey with her previously promiscuous reputation. Or so she thought.
While visiting Yancey in order to settle her aunt's estate, a mystery begins to unfold. 2 people are murdered and a killer is on the loose. A long lost friend, Cole McKenna, is the owner of Last Frontier Adventures and a diving expert who pulled her aunt from the wreckage. He and his family members and a friend are trying to find clues pertaining to the murder and they enlist Bailey's help. Through all of this, Bailey is able to let down her guard and trust the people of Yancey again, recognizing that she is a new creation in Christ. She also starts to fall for Cole, even though she's hurt him so many years ago with her old ways. Through many clues her aunt left her, they find that her aunt's death was not an accident and is also linked to the other two murders.
Submerged was a good read. I thought it was a bit slow getting started in the story line, but by the end I didn't want to put it down. I had no idea the story would take a turn like it did! And who doesn't love romance and mystery put together? I imagine there will be a sequel to this novel because the cover says "Alaskan Courage Book One". All in all , a good read!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for this honest reveiw.