About the Book
Even though secrets lie off the coast of Rock Harbor, the truth will set Annie Pederson free—if it doesn’t kill her first.
Nine-year-old Annie Pederson’s life changed the night her sister was kidnapped. The two had been outside playing on a dock, and Annie never forgave herself for her role in her sister’s disappearance. Twenty-four years later and now a law enforcement ranger, Annie is still searching for answers as she grieves a new loss: the death of her husband and parents in a boating accident.
But Annie and her eight-year-old daughter, Kylie, aren’t the only people in the town of Rock Harbor whose lives have been marred by tragedy. While managing the property around the Tremolo Resort and Marina she inherited, Annie discovers a dead body floating in the cold Superior surf and begins to work with the sheriff’s office to tie the death to a series of other mysterious reports in the area.
At the same time, her first love, Jon Dustan, returns after nine years away, reigniting the town’s memory of a cold case he’d been suspiciously linked to before he left to pursue his orthopedic residency. For the sake of her investigation and her heart, Annie tries to stay away. But avoiding Jon becomes impossible once Annie realizes she is being targeted by someone desperate to keep secrets from the past hidden.
In this new series, bestselling romantic-suspense author Colleen Coble returns to one of her most beloved towns, where familiar faces—and unsolved cases—await.
In My Opinion
From the opening pages of Edge of Dusk, Colleen Coble welcomes readers back to Rock Harbor with familiar faces and scenery. She also leaves us with lots of tension and questions.
We also meet Annie Pederson, who has quite the history in Rock Harbor. Now, she is surviving, working for the forest service and caring for her daughter. When an old flame returns to town, so do feelings. But there are also some suspicious activities happening in her hometown.
For me, this book fell just short of the mark. I would have liked more focus on the crimes and what was going on there. Instead, we get a lot of the history between Annie and Jon. There was almost too much happening in this story for any one thread to be resolved well (and some of them still aren’t resolved but hopefully will be in future books).
That said, now that the foundation is laid, hopefully the rest of the series will even itself out as Annie continues to get answers to questions from her past.
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