Sunday, February 7, 2016

Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey

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Okay, I'll be honest. I picked this book because you can't just not pick a book to read right? I didn't really want to read it. It didn't stand out to me as my style of book.  But....

I really liked this book. D even looked at it and thought he would enjoy reading it and I think he would too.  If you like Dee Henderson and Janice Cantore, then I think you would like this book. I have never head of Dani before but this is her fifth book I believe.

It starts in hard and fast and plows headlong into the story. A body is uncovered at the Gettysburg Park and whoever killed her doesn't want the body identified. You are following the plot through, are convinced you know the killer and what is going to happen and then with about a quarter of the book left, she switches it around to a killer you never even saw.  Of course, there are close calls, but none of the main characters are killed though one is injured. It's still a fiction book!!!  But highly entertaining and catching fiction book.  I haven't had such a hard time laying a book down in awhile.

The biggest "struggle" in the book is this thing of forgiveness.  The three main guy characters were best friends growing up, but two are at odds with each other because of the murder of the one's sister while on her way to meet the other one. Forgiveness is eventually extended and fences can begin to be mended.  Forgiving oneself was also a part of the book. Griffin had to forgive himself that his sister died and also that his hesitation in a hostage situation cost a woman her life.

While I don't face such life and death situations, I still have to work to forgive those around me and to forgive myself at times. I can fight the mom guilt thing terrible. A is crabby and fussy and I think she just needs a firm hand and then she settles down to sleep half an hour after pain medication is given and you realize she must have been hurting. It's easy for me to beat myself up over these things. I do beat myself up, but I'm not sure that's the right thing. I think the right thing is to seek forgiveness from those you hurt, even if she doesn't understand yet, and then move forward. I can't allow one crippling mistake to hold me back from being the mom I need to be.

Okay that was a little bunny trail, but I think the application can be made from this book, with a stretch at least.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House for the purpose of reading and writing a review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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