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.
USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble has written several romantic suspense novels including Tidewater Inn, Rosemary Cottage, and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series. Her books have sold more than 3 million copies.
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Once again, Colleen Coble has proven to continue to be one of my very favorite authors. Her stories are intriguing and this story will keep you reading late into the night!
Mallory gets a phone call from her father and she's certain that he's in some kind of physical trouble like a heart attack. She calls the only person she knows that has the authority to help her - Kevin. He's a game warden in the area where she grew up in and she asks him to look for her dad who is on his boat.
By the time Mallory gets there, she finds out that her dad has died but not from natural causes but because he's been murdered. This starts a whole mystery that involves Mallory and her daughter. There is someone looking for Mallory, too, and has broken into her home and ransacked it while she is at her dad's.
This brings Mallory's daughter and her next door neighbor and best friend, Carol, up to her dad's place because it's not safe to stay in Mallory's house. The jeopardy doesn't end, though, and they all find themselves living in fear of what will happen next.
This is a book that keeps you turning the pages to see what happens next! There are so many twists and turns to this fantastic story, you'll be finding yourself thinking you know what's really happening only to realize it's not that at all. The greatest thing I took away from this book was that we must not blame ourselves for what we think we've done in the past. A lot of times what we think we've done, we didn't do at all and we live our lives in despair when what we need to do is have forgiveness for ourselves!
This is such an amazing story. I just loved it and I know you will, too! It's a great thriller/mystery/romance and the story carries you with it from the beginning to the end! I give it 5 out of 5 stars.
*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group
Blessings - Julie