Thursday, February 16, 2017

Still Life


       This book is the second in Dani Pettrey's Chesapeake Valor series. It can be read separate from the first book, but is about the same people and uses some flashback, so reading the first book is helpful.
        I enjoyed this book. The plot was very interesting, albeit a disturbing one, and I liked the range of characters involved. However, I could have done without the over-emphasized romance between team members. It was over-done and unrealistic.
        Avery Tate attends an opening for an art exhibit in which her friend (Skylar) modeled, but is worried when Skylar doesn't show up. She is even more worried when she finds out that Skylar's picture has been switched out--and her picture looks vividly more real than the rest, which is not a good thing considering the theme of the photos. Avery enlists the help of Parker Mitchell, crime scene analyst, to help her track down Skylar. Trying every avenue they can find, they are not having much success. It doesn't help that Skylar isn't the best of characters and is known for being flighty and untrustworthy.
        There is an unexpected twist in the ending, one that I was not in the least expecting. It really made the story more interesting, and the villain more demented.
        I enjoyed watching things play out, though as I mentioned above, the plot is a little disturbing. It reminds one of the horrible evil out there, and the twisted thinking and actions that are brought on by it. If you don't like books that make you feel as though you are the one being watched, then I wouldn't recommend this book or the first one. But if that doesn't bother you, then you may enjoy it.

                 I received this book from BETHANY HOUSE in exchange for my honest review. 

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