Regular price: $28.51

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

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

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.3 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    159
  • 4 Stars
    67
  • 3 Stars
    37
  • 2 Stars
    13
  • 1 Stars
    7

Performance

  • 4.2 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    134
  • 4 Stars
    66
  • 3 Stars
    39
  • 2 Stars
    11
  • 1 Stars
    8

Story

  • 4.2 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    141
  • 4 Stars
    57
  • 3 Stars
    36
  • 2 Stars
    14
  • 1 Stars
    7
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Fantastic!

Wow! I was so hooked, I finished it in two days! This is exactly what I needed to keep my imagination going during my down time! The story line is superb!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Twisty!

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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

What a stunning story

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

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Debby
  • RAINSVILLE, AL, United States
  • 08-07-16

Great book!

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.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

engaging

lots going on in the story, kept me engaged and not wanting to stop until it was done

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Katherine
  • Vancouver, WA, United States
  • 05-24-15

This is a fresh story...

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!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

OUTSTANDING

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.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

So not my cup of tea.

This story was beyond predictable. The characters were shallow and unrealistic, and it suffers from Stupid Heroine Disorder, that annoying affliction where, in order to move the story forward, the lead character (always female) has to do something incredibly stupid. You've been attacked three times? Abducted, too? Why, a walk in the beach alone at night sounds like the perfect choice. As I said, not my cup of tea.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Not my favorite narration

I 100% agree with a previous reviewer that the narrator sounds like she's reading to a kindergarten class. The characters' voice inflections don't sound like how real people speak - they sound like someone is over-enthusiastically reading them. Which is what's happening. I can usually overlook issues I have with narrators but this style just really made it impossible for me to immerse myself in this story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS BOOK

This was my favorite Colleen Coble book. Twist and turns all the was through. I didn't want to put the book down.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful