Mallory’s mother died fifteen years ago. But her father’s last words on the phone were unmistakable: “Find . . . mother.”
Shame and confusion have kept Mallory Davis from her home for the last fifteen years, but when her dad mysteriously dies on his mail boat route, she doesn’t have any choice but to go back to Mermaid Point.
Mallory believes her father was murdered and childhood sweetheart Kevin O’Connor, game warden in Downeast Maine, confirms her suspicions. But Kevin is wary of helping Mallory in her search. She broke his heart and left—without a word—years ago.
When Mallory begins receiving threats on her own life—and her beloved teenage daughter, Haylie—their search intensifies. There’s a tangled web within the supposed murder, and it involves much more than what meets the eye.
As answers begin to fall into place, Mallory realizes her search is about more than finding her father’s killer—it is also about finding herself again . . . and possibly about healing what was broken so long ago with Kevin. She just has to stay alive long enough to put all the pieces together.
|About the Contributor(s)||Colleen Coble
USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble has written several romantic suspense novels including Tidewater Inn, Rosemary Cottage, and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series. Visit her website at www.colleencoble.com Twitter: @colleencoble Facebook: colleencoblebooks
|Publish Date||Jan 5, 2016|
|Series||A Sunset Cove Novel|
- Review by Brittany at the Books and Biscuits Blog
Mermaid Moon takes place in the same Maine community as The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, incorporating some characters from the earlier novel in the Sunset Cove series. Ms. Coble utilizes her particular brand of romantic suspense to draw her readers into the mysterious circumstances of Mallory’s parents’ deaths.
Overall, I thought that Mermaid Moon was an enjoyable book in the romantic suspense genre. While I have not read many of Ms. Coble’s contemporary works, I found the writing style and pacing to be consistent with her other books. Personally, I would describe the pacing of Ms. Coble’s writing as being somewhat slower and darker than other books that I typically read. However, she offers a well-developed storyline that depends upon a broad cast of characters to make for an intriguing overall novel. Additionally, Ms. Coble and Denise Hunter have created interconnected series (Sunset Cove and Summer Harbor), which both take place in the same area of Maine and involve a surprisingly number of connections between their characters. As I am also reading Ms. Hunter’s series, I am excited to see how these series continue to intersect!
Special thanks to The Fiction Guild and Thomas Nelson for the advanced copy of Mermaid Moon!
Brittany at the Books and Biscuits Blog
(Posted on 3/22/2016)