Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey

Cold Shot

In college, Griffin McCray and his four best friends had their lives planned out. Griffin and Luke Gallagher would join the Baltimore PD. Declan Gray would head to the FBI, and Parker Mitchell would go on to graduate school as a crime scene analyst. But then Luke vanished before graduation and their world–and friendships–crumbled.

Now Griffin is a park ranger at Gettysburg, having left life as a SWAT-team sniper when a case went bad. The job is mostly quiet–until the day he captures two relic hunters uncovering skeletal remains near Little Round Top. Griffin just wants the case to go away, but charming forensic anthropologist Finley Scott determines that the body is modern–a young social justice lawyer missing since spring–and all evidence points to the work of an expert sniper.

When FBI agent Declan Gray takes over the case, past and present collide. Griffin soon realizes he’ll need to confront some of the darkest days of his life if he–and those he cares about–are going to escape a downward spiral of murder that crosses continents.


First off, I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

The suspense grabs you right away and you’re taken on a ride to figure out who is behind the killing, that goes through a lot of suspects and goes back and forth before the killer is finally revealed.

This book sets up nicely for the next book in the series. Pettrey not only introduces the characters who will be the focus of the next book but has a few sections where she has them as POV characters. It gives you the chance to get intrigued by Avery and Parker, but not take away from the main characters, Griffin and Finley, or the story.

Generally, I like to know roughly the age of the characters, at least the main characters as a type of reference to better imagine the characters. It was hard to figure out the ages in this book. There was only one comment about two-thirds of the way through the book that gave a hint as to how old they were.

Overall, I really enjoyed the suspense and romance in this book and I look forward to when the second book comes out.

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