Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Monday, June 30, 2014

Seagrass Pier Book Review

A Hope Beach Novel
Book Three

SUMMARY:  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.

SUMMARY:  This was an awesome book!  I was hooked from the very beginning and stayed that way until the of the story.  The twists and turns of the story had me on the edge of my seat, turning pages until late into the night, trying to figure out who the murderer was and what the conclusion would be.  The idea of a heart transplant recipient with memories of the heart's previous "owner" was new to me but I really liked it!  I found it interesting that Elin took on some of Laura's characteristics: favorite colors to wear, how she took her coffee, that she even liked coffee, along with having some of Laura's memories, after the transplant.  The only thing I would add to the book would be more of a conclusion in regards to the map from Thailand.  Other than that, and even this is a very minor thing, this book is a keeper.

This book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group for review without compensation.
Colleen Coble has sold over 2 million novels worldwide.  Seagrass Pier, the third installment in her acclaimed Hope Beach series, marks a new highpoint for emotion and complexity in Coble's addictive brand of romantic suspense.

1 comment:

Colleen Coble said...

Thanks so much for the great review! And you didn't even give away the ending. :)