Thursday, April 2, 2015

Book Review-The Inn at Ocean's Edge By Colleen Coble

The Inn at Ocean’s Edge
By: Colleen Coble
A Shadow Bay Novel
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson

Claire Dellamore comes to Sunset Cove in hopes of helping her father close a business deal.  However the minute she arrives at the Hotel Tourmaline, she feels something terrible has happened at one time and has a severe panic attack.  To help settle her nerves, she takes a walk on the beach only to witness the murder of the hotel receptionist, Jenny Bennett, but no one believes her except Luke Rocco, who is home on leave from the coast guard.  He believes her because twenty-five years ago his mother and a four-year-old went missing at the same time.  His mother had never been found, but the little girl showed up at the hotel a year later, unharmed, with a note pinned to her clothing, stating she was Claire Dellamore.  Luke helps Claire track down the murderer and both uncover family secrets that might have been better left buried, because now someone is trying to kill Claire.

This was a deeply woven plot with more turns than a screw.  Each turn took you further and further into the plot until you didn’t know whom you should trust. It captured my attention from the first page and its fast pace kept it until the end of the book.  The grief from that long-ago tragedy of the two families oozed from the pages causing a deep bond with the characters.  I loved the fact it touched on how people perceive you if you have been diagnosed with panic attacks.  If you are looking for a mystery with a sea-side setting, this fast-paced, suspense-filled novel is one you won’t want to miss and once you start reading it, you won’t be able to put it down. 

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Thomas Nelson, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

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