I thoroughly enjoy the Love Inspired Suspense line. The main characters are together and stick together, the energy is high with lots of action, and I can always count on a satisfying conclusion where the hero gets his girl and the criminal is caught. Despite knowing the ending will be happy, the journey to get there is heart pumping and enjoyable. Today, taking a peak at the first in the Coldwater Bay series from Elizabeth Goddard.
In My Opinion
As someone who has been to the Washington coast, I know the water is both beautiful and dangerous. In her newest release, Elizabeth Goddard paints the picture of both.
When Sadie Strand wakes up on a sinking boat, she has no memory of how she got there other than investigating her best friend’s death. She is rescued by the Coast Guard, and the man who pulls her out of the water is a friend from her past.
Gage Sessions can’t believe Sadie—the girl who stole his heart once—has come into his life again. And though he’s determined to remain friends with her, he will also do whatever it takes to protect her from whoever is after her.
Whether on land or sea, Sadie’s life is in danger. Car chases, explosions, drug dealers, and plenty of suspects kept me turning the pages. Yes, the title in itself gives you a hint of what’s going on in the story, but even that unraveled slowly enough to make me wonder exactly what was going on, who is determined to kill to keep their secret.
Once again, Goddard gives readers a glimpse into an area of law enforcement (Coast Guard Investigative Services) that you may not have considered.
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About the book
Marine biologist Sadie Strand is back in her coastal hometown to prove her best friend was murdered—but searching for evidence almost costs Sadie her life. Abducted, drugged and left for dead on a sinking boat, she’s barely rescued in time by Coast Guard Investigative Service special agent Gage Sessions, an old friend. Assigned to protect Sadie and connect three complicated cases, Gage risks his life time and again to make sure the woman he once loved survives. But although the handsome, guarded agent vows to protect her, someone will keep killing to ensure the truth never rises to the surface.