the inn at ocean's edge

About the book:  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 comments:  Wow! This book kept me reading and reading. Imagine waking up one day to find out that your entire life was a lie! Not only that – but that you had close relatives you knew nothing about! Then to find out nobody believes you, in fact others think you may be a murderer. I can’t even begin to imagine. I also can’t imagine those closest to me lying about everything. This book was a quick, on the edge-of-your seat read. The setting sounds gorgeous in an eerie kind of way. The characters are believable, and there are many twists and turns. I had a little trouble following the change in characters though – the switch off seemed somewhat awkward, but this may be because it was an advance reader’s copy.

Colleen Coble is one of my favorite Christian fiction authors. I have loved everything she has written and read them all. This book won’t be published until April, but it’s definitely worth looking into.

I received a free e-copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.

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