Still Life is the second installment in Dani Pettrey's series Chesapeake Valor. If you haven't read Cold Shot, the first book in the series, you should definitely check that book out before reading this one.
Avery Tate has been blacklisted by the photography community, but in an effort to support her struggling friend, she finds herself at a gallery opening among the very people that shunned her. When her friend fails to show up at the opening, and a photo of her appearing to be dead is stolen, Avery finds herself relying on Parker Mitchell and his friends to help her find her friend. Unfortunately, Avery happens to be in love with Parker and he has no idea.
Parker is a renown crime scene investigator, and Avery previously worked for him as a photographer. When she quit, Parker was devastated. Thrilled to be spending time with Avery again, Parker does everything he can to find Skyler, Avery's missing friend. Parker's unique friend group includes Declan, an FBI agent, and Griffin, a detective. With this group on the case, can Skyler be found before its too late? Will Parker and Avery be able to work together again without their feelings getting in the way?
Still Life is an enthralling, fast-paced suspense novel that will draw readers in immediately. The plot leaves readers guessing what will happen next, and the characters are developed with such depth that it takes the entire book to unravel their complex life stories.Overall, Still Life is an excellent, clean, suspense novel that will leave you eagerly anticipating the next book in the Chesapeake Valor series.
Still Life will be published on January 31, 2017. It's available for pre-order now.
I received an eARC of this title through Netgalley in exchange for this honest review. All opinions are my own.