Saturday, July 12, 2014

Seagrass Pier By Colleen Coble Book Review

Seagrass Pier

A Hope Beach Novel

Review Written By Madi
Book Title: Seagrass Pier
Series: Hope Beach
Author: Colleen Coble
Source/Sponsor: Litfuse Publicity Group
Genre: Christian Fiction, Suspense
Number of Pages: 311
ISBN: 9781595547842
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Year of Publication: 2014
Rating: Five Out Of Five Stars
Book Description
"Complex characters and a tense plot make this a thrilling tale of romantic suspense. Fans of the other titles in the series will not be disappointed with this gripping installment, and the intricate and eerie story line will entice readers who enjoy books by Ted Dekker, Iris Johansen, and J.D. Robb." --"Library Journal "

In a secluded corner of Hope Beach, one woman must decipher a stranger's memories . . . before they cost her everything.

Elin Summerall was one of the lucky ones. Not only did she get a heart transplant, but the donor was a perfect fit. A miraculously perfect fit.

But when Elin begins having violent flashbacks--and vivid dreams of being strangled--she realizes that she has been the recipient of more than just a new heart . . . Elin is remembering her donor's murder.

Her strange affliction has attracted some unwanted attention: from the press, from the authorities . . . and from the killer himself. Now, living alone with her young daughter and aging mother, Elin is being stalked--by a man she's only met in her nightmares.

The police are dubious of her story, but one off-duty FBI agent is eager to help her: Agent Marc Everton, the father of Elin's daughter.

Of course, he doesn't know about that. Yet.

Now, in a remote cottage on Hope Island, Elin and Marc must probe the secrets buried in her borrowed heart. And there's no time to waste. One man is desperate to silence her--before she remembers too much.
Book Review
Oh my word. Colleen Coble has done it again. I finished this book hours ago, and I'm still reeling from the surprise ending. I just don't know what to do with myself. I mean, I have read a lot of books by Colleen Coble, but this one is probably her best. I'm not that in to murder mysteries, mainly because they freak me out and I do most of my reading right before I go to sleep (don't judge), but Coble's books are different. They are clean, they aren't gory, they always have a moral, and the ending is always unpredictable. I LOVE this series! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. I seriously read this novel in less than a day. It's THAT good. I don't know what I should say, I'm afraid that I am going to spoil it for those that plan on reading it. But let me just tell you this: it's worth whatever amount of time it takes you to read it. The characters feel so real, almost touchable. Every action, every emotion, every plot twist felt like it was real life. I got lost in this book. When I finished it I was still playing the story over in my head for the next few hours. How does Coble come up with this stuff? Somehow every single one of her books (that I have read) have an original plot that I could never have thought of. She is a genus, I tell you! She definitely knows how to entertain a reader. The suspense/romance mix was perfect, just enough of each to have me biting my nails in anticipation of what was going to happen next. I liked how the romance level was considerably low, but that depends on a readers personal preference. I have a lot of respect for authors who can write an intriguing story without making it sappy, because I know that can be hard to do. This book is number three in the series, but it is also a stand-alone novel. You don't have to read the first two to read this one (though I definitely recommend it), you won't feel like you're missing something. Colleen Coble is an extraordinary author, and I can't wait to read more from her.
~Madilyn For The Literary Maidens
D I S C L A I M E R: I was provided with a free copy of this book by the Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not further compensated to review this product and all thoughts and sentiments expressed above are completely my own and unbiased.

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