A Stranger's Game
Wealthy hotel heiress Torie Bergstrom comes to Jekyll Island certain her friend Lisbeth's death wasn't an accident—but Torie gets more than she bargained for when the killer begins to play mind games with her in this gripping new novel from USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble.
Even though Torie Bergstrom hasn’t been back to Georgia since she was ten, she was happy to arrange a job for her best friend at one of the family properties on Jekyll Island. But when Torie learns that Lisbeth has drowned, she knows it is more than a tragic accident: Lisbeth was terrified of water and wouldn’t have gone swimming by choice.
Torie goes to the hotel under an alias, desperate to find answers. When she meets Joe Abbott and his daughter while they are rescuing baby sea turtles, she can only hope they are as trustworthy as they seem. And when someone begins to play mind games with her, proving they know her real identity, Torie couldn’t be more grateful to have an ally.
The more Torie and Joe dig, the more elusive the truth seems. But one thing is clear: someone will risk anything—even another murder—to keep their secrets buried.
Full-length, stand-alone romantic suspenseAlso by Colleen Coble: Edge of Dusk, One Little Lie, Two Reasons to Run, Three Missing Days, Strands of Truth, Tidewater InnIncludes discussion questions for book clubs
So much potential but ultimately disappointing
I’ve been a Colleen Coble fan for many years so it pains me to admit that this is not one of her better books. I was immediately intrigued by the book’s setting, Jekyll Island, but I was disappointed by the lack of description—I never felt truly immersed in a place that should have been filled with quaint character. There were too many different plot lines which did not really tie together in the end, dialogue between characters was stilted and jumped around confusingly, and character development was lacking in my opinion. Most characters felt very one dimensional and there were frequent continuity errors, especially within character’s conversations. Most chapters felt like a rush to get from plot point a to b and the end left me with too many unanswered questions, plot holes, and convenient coincidences.