With the plethora of book choices out there, sometimes it’s hard to keep up. Yet, there are certain authors I keep my eye on, with the intent of not missing a single one of their books. Colleen Coble is one such author. And with The House at Saltwater Point, readers return to Lavender Tides, Washington.
In My Opinion…
Colleen Coble ratchets up her romantic suspense with a missing sister, a possible terrorist plot, and plenty of personal challenges thrown at her characters.
Ellie Blackmore loves restoring and updating homes with her sister. But when Mac goes missing and evidence points to her involvement in criminal activities, Ellie just wants the truth of what exactly Mac was involved in.
Grayson Bradshaw has received some news that turns his identity on its axis. That and his position with Coast Guard Investigative Services lead him to the small community of Lavender Tides, Washington.
Coble once again hooks the reader into the story with high stakes, plenty of action, and dangerous situations while leaving us rooting for Ellie and Grayson (both in the suspense and in their personal lives). As an added bonus, Shauna and Zach (from The View from Rainshadow Bay) have prominent roles in the newest Lavender Tides read. Coble’s signature combining of characters from previous books even reaches back to Rock Harbor, Michigan (long-time Coble readers will love this connection).
All of that while weaving a story that kept me flipping the pages as quickly as possible until the satisfying conclusion with an unanswered question that has me looking forward to the next installment in this series.
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About the Book
Ellie Blackmore is making a name for herself as a young house flipper. But when her sister disappears, she can’t focus on anything but finding out what really happened. Blood on the floor might indicate that MacKenzie was killed and her body was removed.
Ellie is at odds with Grayson Bradshaw, the handsome Coast Guard intelligence officer who thinks MacKenzie faked her own death and is off enjoying her ill-gotten gains: billions of dollars in cocaine.
They both want the truth, but truth—and family—is often more complex than it may first appear.