A vacation to Sunset Cove was her way of celebrating and thanking her parents. After all, Claire Dellamore's childhood was like a fairy tale. But with the help of Luke Elwell, Claire discovers that fairy tale 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.
©2015 Colleen Coble (P)2015 Thomas Nelson Publishers
Hi Colleen, you wrote a beautiful story with so many twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat! The scriptural truths in the story were beautifully woven in and really ministered to me. Love is indeed the cement that holds us together, and God is indeed Love, not just loves us, but He IS Love! Thank you for the lovely story, may God bless you with many more! Love Anthea
Wife, Mother, "Nana" and student - I am also a cruise addict.
Fun, twisty and insightful! This is another great book from Colleen Coble. She is one to trust. I know her books are good for me as well as entertaining.
Expecting more of the Seagrass gang, I was happily surprised with a whole new story line. I greatly enjoyed this one, thank you Colleen, hope there are more from Luke, Claire and Kate!
Books like this are the reason I stopped reading fiction. The characters were not well developed, the story line was predictable--from the very beginning two characters with missing parent issues and one of them has a disease needing a transplant match so obviously they are going to end up being twins. It was also unrealistic to the point of not being able to relate to the story or the characters: the main character was the victim of an attack or abduction no less than three times and witnessed two murders during the course of the story. No, no, no, no. I didn't care about any of the characters and if I read another story like this again any time soon, fiction will be back on the shelf for me.
The book is full of one-dimensional characters that do not interest me. Halfway through the book I found I just didn't care how the book ended.
Narration can not make unrealistic characters interesting.
I really enjoyed this book. The characters were exciting. There were a lot of plot twists, you wanted to keep reading to see what would happen next.
One of the best I've read. The plot kept me hanging on to the very end. Refreshing to have a story that was both clean and yet enticing; good morals and yet very true to life. Will definitely read more by this author.
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