I am a huge, huge, huge Colleen Coble fan! I have read so many books that it’s really hard for me to remember authors names and who wrote what so when I recognize an author as one that I MUST READ everything she writes; it says a lot! Sadly, I don’t get to read as much as I’d like anymore so I am very selective.
The Inn at Ocean’s Edge is her latest and the first in a new series called Sunset Cove. I think part of my love for Coble is that her novels take place on my beloved East Coast so every story is nostalgic for me! I can visualize myself so easily in the places she writes of because they are a part of my heart and will always be home to me.
This book takes place in Folly Shoals, Maine. I spent all of my childhood summers at a cottage in Maine in a place just like this. It just pulls me so deeply into the story and when her writing and stories match the landscape for me; it’s just incredible!
I did what I tend to do when I love a novel and read through the whole thing in two days straight because I was so engrossed in this story! It’s about a woman named Claire who returns to Maine for some business and ends up being pulled into a past she can hardly remember but also can’t seem to let go of.
This book is considered Romantic/Suspense so of course there has to be a hero! Luke Rocco is a local resident and while he left for a while, has returned home to help his family. He tragically lost his mother at a young age but the cold case gains new life when there seems to be a connection with Claire’s own childhood recollections.
This book has so many twists and turns and was driving me crazy because I just couldn’t figure it out! I love a book that leaves me guessing because I’m usually pretty good at figuring things out. Predictable this one is not!
I was so sad to see The Inn at Ocean’s Edge come to an end but simultaneously relieved to have a resolution! I am really curious to see where she goes and what character she focuses on in the next book in the Sunset Cove series. I am anxiously waiting!
About the Book
A vacation to Sunset Cove was her way of celebrating and thanking her parents. After all, Claire Dellamore’s childhood was like a fairytale. But with the help of Luke Elwell, Claire discovers that fairytale was really an elaborate lie . . .
The minute she steps inside the grand Inn at Ocean’s Edge, Claire Dellamare knows something terrible happened there. She feels it in her bones. Her ensuing panic attack causes a scene, upsetting her parents. Claire attempts to quiet her nerves with a walk on the beach, to no avail. She’s at too great a distance to make out details, but she believes she witnesses a murder on a nearby cliff. When local police find no evidence of foul play, they quickly write off the “nervous” woman’s testimony as less than credible.
But Luke Elwell, home on leave from the Coast Guard, has reason to believe Claire. Years ago when his mother went missing, Luke’s father suspected she’d been murdered. He died never having convinced the police to investigate. So when an employee of the grand hotel doesn’t show up for work, Luke steps in to help Claire track down the missing woman.
As Claire and Luke put together the pieces of a decades-old mystery, they discover that some family secrets refuse to stay buried. And some passions are worth killing for.
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble has sold over 2 million novels worldwide. Her 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
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