When an accident claims the life of an oil-rig worker on the first drilling platform off the North Carolina coast, Coast Guard investigators Rissi Dawson and Mason Rogers are sent to take the case. Tensions surrounding the oil rig are high and the death has everyone on edge. Environmental activists are threatening to do whatever it takes to stop the structure from being completed, while rumors are being whispered about ancient curses surrounding this part of the ocean.
Mounting evidence shows the death may not have been an accident at all. Was he killed by one of the activists or, perhaps more frighteningly, a member of his own crew? Rissi and Mason have to sort through not only a plethora of suspects, but also their own past and attraction to each other.
Just as the case seems like it’ll break open, worse news arrives. A tropical storm has turned their way and soon they’re cut off from any rescue–and right where the killer wants them. It’s a race to discover his identity before he eliminates the threat they pose.
A copy of this book was received for review via Bethany House Publishers. In no way has this influenced the review. The opinions expressed in this review are of the reviewer only.
The Crushing Depths is the second book in the Coastal Guardians series by Dani Pettrey. As with the previous book, Dani Pettrey hits it out of the park with suspense and intensity. From the bond between the main characters, Rissi and Mason, to the CGIS team dynamics, you will be pulled into the drama and suspense of the investigation happening offshore on a drilling platform. The setting is a unique one that I have not encountered many times in the past but thoroughly enjoyed. The storyline is full of twists and surprises which makes the ending unpredictable. Overall, it’s an excellent clean read with a good dose of suspense. Readers will be waiting expectantly for the series to continue with the third book. Buy Now: Bookshop.org