Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Inn at Ocean's Edge by Colleen Coble - REVIEWED

About the book: 
The Inn at Ocean's Edge (Thomas Nelson, April 2015)

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.

My Thoughts:
God gives you what you need, not necessarily what you thought you wanted.”  (p. 318)

Colleen Coble has always written a compelling tale, but The Inn at Ocean’s Edge has more plot twists than anything I’ve read lately! There are some seriously complicated family issues in this story as well as some Herculean and twisted efforts to cover up wrong choices and bad behavior.  Even right choices with wrong motives are buried decades deep before the truth begins to surface! 

Claire Delamere and Luke Rocco meet under a very curious set of circumstances.  They persevere despite everything that comes against them to find the answers that have eluded them most of their lives.  Those that know the truth and have chosen to be complicit in hiding it eventually have to come to grips with what they have done.  Those who have had the truth kept from them have the most difficult path ahead of them.  In short, everyone in this novel has their own mountain of circumstance to climb, and none of it is easy. 

You will enjoy all of the twists and turns in this story.  There is great danger involved that keeps your heart pounding, mainly because you can’t figure out the motive behind the threat.  You know there is a connection, but figuring it out….well, that’s no easy task!  Dive in and enjoy this great mystery as it unfolds!  Enjoy your time at The Inn at Ocean’s Edge!

Purchase you copy HERE.

About the author: 

Colleen Coble
 has sold over 2 million novels worldwide.Seagrass Pier, the third installment in her acclaimed Hope Beach series, marks a new highpoint for emotion and complexity in Coble's addictive brand of romantic suspense.

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