Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Book Review: Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble
Mermaid Moon (Sunset Cove series #2)
Thomas Nelson Publishing
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 view of the book
This is a fantastic book by Colleen Coble. It is fast-paced suspense and I think I liked this book even better than the 1st in the Sunset Cove series, The Inn at Ocean's Edge. There is a third book coming out in September and I look forward to that one . I don't want to give away too much of the story, which is filled with so many twists. The book starts out right away drawing you in and it continues to the very end. I hated to put this book down, and that is a sign of a truly great book. Although this book is from a Christian book publisher, there are very few references to god and unlike many Christian books, no biblical verses found in the book. If you are turned off by the many Christian fiction books that seem to try to convert you to their way of thinking or ram Biblical theology down your throat this is pleasantly not one of those. There really are no sex scenes and although suspenseful, there is no violence or at least a very mild dose, just a very clean, but suspenseful story filled with twists and turns. I give this 4 stars out of 5, but it deserves 4.5 or even 4.75 stars
I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.