Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey is the first book in the Chesapeake Bay series. For some reason, I really had a hard time getting past the first four pages, but once I did I was quickly drawn in. All I could think about was finding time to read so I could see some resolution from the many different conflicts. This series is promising to be as good or better than the author's first series.
Griffin McCray, the Gettysburg park ranger, discovers a skeleton partially unburied that looks to be a relatively recent murder. When Finley Scott, a forensic anthropologist, shows up she confirms his assessment, and they begin the process of notifying the proper authorities so they can get the person identified. But when the body is almost stolen from the lab, they begin to realize there is something important about this case. Who is their Jane Doe?
This book was a suspenseful thrill ride with realistic characters battling their personal struggles while also trying to solve this mystery. Everyone involved hates cold cases which makes them all the more determined to find out what really happened. The author weaves the reason why Griff and his "brothers" dislike the term, cold case, seamlessly into the story and integrated the meaning of forgiveness throughout it all. Needless to say, I really enjoyed this book. It was suspenseful, a clean read, and had hard issues for the characters to work through. I highly recommend this book!
I was given this book for free from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.