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. My review:
Colleen Coble has become one of my favorite authors. She always delivers quality Christian fiction, usually suspense and mystery. She is an author who for me has become synonymous with a great Christian suspense novel.
Mermaid Moon is no exception. Picking up close to where the first book in the series ended, it launches immediately into the mystery and suspense. It is set in the same location as book one and brings back some of the characters that were in book one while adding several new ones.
Coble pulled out all the stops with this one. There are a couple of mysterious people who the reader doesn't know about, and it stays that way for a lot of the book. There are threats, break-ins, kidnapping, and more.
I tagged this book as a "read-in-one-sitting book", and it was for me. Once I started, I didn't want to put it down; so I read it in one sitting. There were a few surprises I didn't see coming, and enough suspense to keep me turning the pages as fast as I could read them. I finished the book and was left with the satisfying feeling I have after concluding a great book. I highly recommend it, though the books should be read in order.
About the author:
USAToday bestselling author Colleen Coble lives with her husband, Dave, in Indiana. She is the author of dozens of novels including the Rock Harbor Series, the Aloha Reef Series, the Mercy Falls Series, the Hope Beach Series, the Lonestar Series and two Women of Faith fiction selections, Alaska Twilight and Midnight Sea. She has more than 2 million books in print.
To move forward past a life of shame and confusion, Mallory Davis must go back to Mermaid Point to find out who murdered her father in Colleen Coble's new book, Mermaid Moon. 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.
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