Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Inn at Ocean's Edge (Sunset Cove #1) by Colleen Coble

Author: Colleen Coble
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
April 2015
ISBN: 978-1401690267
Genre: Romantic suspense

A vacation to Sunset Cove was her way of celebrating and thanking her parents. After all, Claire Dellamore's childhood was like a fairytale. But with the help of Luke Elwell, Claire discovers that fairytale was really an elaborate lie . . .

The minute she steps inside the grand Inn at Ocean's Edge, Claire Dellamare knows something terrible happened there. She feels it in her bones. Her ensuing panic attack causes a scene, upsetting her parents. Claire attempts to quiet her nerves with a walk on the beach, to no avail. She's at too great a distance to make out details, but she believes she witnesses a murder on a nearby cliff. When local police find no evidence of foul play, they quickly write off the "nervous" woman's testimony as less than credible.

But Luke Elwell, home on leave from the Coast Guard, has reason to believe Claire. Years ago when his mother went missing, Luke's father suspected she'd been murdered. He died never having convinced the police to investigate. So when an employee of the grand hotel doesn't show up for work, Luke steps in to help Claire track down the missing woman.

As Claire and Luke put together the pieces of a decades-old mystery, they discover that some family secrets refuse to stay buried. And some passions are worth killing for.

About The Author
Colleen Coble is a USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble has written several romantic suspense novels including “Tidewater Inn,” “Rosemary Cottage,” and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series.

Find out more about Colleen at http://www.colleencoble.com/.

My Review

Colleen Coble has done it again with another great suspenseful mystery. This one is a real page-turner from beginning to end, and the suspicion of whom was responsible for the murder or murders changes as I read along.
Along with a bit of romance and a rather earth-shattering meeting between the two main characters Claire and Luke, we have missing children. For poor Claire everyone in her family seems to know the secrets and yet no one is willing to reveal anything, why?
Luke is dealing with his own demons of loosing his own mother at a young age, was she murdered or just took off? How these people are thrown together in a jumbled twist of fate, and when can you tell what is up and what is down, and who is responsible for all the carnage?
This is one twisted tale and keeps giving bits of answers as you turn the pages, but then it seems to change and you are in for a wealth of surprises that you will never see coming.
I hated for this one to end and really wanted more when it finished and am so glad that there is at least another book to come. Count me in I really loved this one!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Thomas Nelson, and was not required to give a positive review.


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