Thursday, January 28, 2016

Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble (Review)

  • Series: A Sunset Cove Novel
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (January 12, 2016)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401690281

  • 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:

    This was a good Christian romantic mystery/suspense book. I really enjoyed reading the first book in the series so I could not wait to read this one. It is book two in the Sunset Cove series but can stand alone. The setting and some of the characters flow into this book too. The setting is not one that I have read often. Semi Rural Maine Coast was really interesting.The plot lines for this series are unique and well written. The main focus in this book is Mallory and Kevin. They were high school sweethearts who did not work out and Mallory moved away. There was a scandal but it seemed like only his parents held it against her.  She got married, had a child, and husband passed away. Kevin got married, had a child, and his wife deserted them. They meet back up when her dad passes away under mysterious circumstances in Maine. Mallory comes home to do the funeral and investigate his death. After she leaves someone breaks in her house and scares her neighbor and daughter. They decide to follow her to Maine immediately. There is a lot of action once they get there too. Mallory and Kevin got back together like they had never been apart. This book held my attention from beginning to end. There was a few twists and turns. I can't wait for the next book in the series. I recommend starting with the first, The Inn at Ocean's Edge since I loved it too.

    Best-selling author Colleen Coble's novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers' Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has over 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana. Visit her website at

    Review copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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