Her mother lied about her identity and her husband wasn’t who she thought he was. Can Bailey even trust herself anymore?
Running for her life in the wake of her mother’s murder, Bailey Fleming escapes to the only place she can think of—a remote, dilapidated cabin in Lavender Tides. Intending to finally get to the truth behind the lies of her past, Bailey only finds more questions when bodies are discovered near her cabin hideout along with traces of a dangerous human trafficking ring. In an unlikely partnership with FBI agent Lance Phoenix, Bailey races to understand the mystery surrounding her life and circumstances before the murderer tracks her down.
Meanwhile, Lance is determined to rescue his sister, Ava, who was abducted after running away from home as a teenager. An unexpected lead brings him to the remote cabin, and he wonders if Bailey—with her suspicious past and strange connections to his sister’s case—is really who she claims to be and if she can somehow lead him to Ava.
Secrets at Cedar Cabin takes us back to the evocative landscape of Washington’s coast where nothing is quite as it seems.
“Secrets at Cedar Cabin is filled with twists and turns that will keep readers turning the pages as they plunge into the horrific world of sex trafficking where they come face to face with evil. Colleen Coble delivers a fast- paced story with a strong, lovable ensemble cast and a sweet heaping helping of romance.” —Kelly Irvin, bestselling author of Tell Her No Lies
“Once again Colleen Coble has delivered a page-turning, can't-put-down suspense thriller with Secrets at Cedar Cabin! I vowed I'd read it slowly over several nights before going to bed. The story wouldn't wait—I HAD to finish it!” —Carrie Stuart Parks, award-winning, bestselling author of Portrait of Vengeance and Formula of Deception
Full length romantic suspenseIncludes discussion questions for book clubsPart of the Lavender Tides seriesBook One: The View from Rainshadow BayBook Two: The House at Saltwater PointBook Three: Secrets at Cedar Cabin
In Coble's uneven third Lavender Tides novel (after 2018's The House at Saltwater Point), nurse Bailey Fleming flees her home in Rock Harbor, Mich., shattered by her discovery that her husband is a bigamist and pursued by her mother's killers. She takes shelter in a cabin that her husband deeded her in Lavender Tides, Wash., where she encounters FBI agent Lance Phoenix, who's investigating a local sex-trafficking ring that he believes has captured his missing sister. As romance sparks with Lance, Bailey discovers her connections to the community are deeper than she suspected, but her presence in Lavender Tides threatens a powerful man who will stop at nothing to protect his secrets. Coble's Christian message and emphasis on abstinence before marriage will resonate with readers who share her beliefs, and series fans will appreciate appearances by beloved characters from previous novels. Those willing to overlook saccharine platitudes and overwrought prose ("Sudden clarity surged into his eyes") will be satisfied.
Secrets at Cedar Cabin
SECRETS AT CEDAR CABIN
SECRETS AT CEDAR CABIN Colleen Coble
Bailey being a nurse for the elderly were a family of her heart. A love she had given to a man that turned out he was a bigamist. Then the sheriff coming and telling her, her mother had been shot. Olivia had been a love of King, but he would not leave his wife and the empire he ran was in her name. The daughter Bailey now must be eliminated, secrets had to be keep hidden.
A note left from her mother, telling her to go into hiding, trust no one, is this why they moved so much. The deed Kyle had given her, but why was it in her mother’s home town of Lavender Tide. She had like Kyle and was happy to see Bailey married. The cabin had bulky furniture in it, and dusty, neighbor said iit was owned by a holding company. Was Kyle also into something illegal. Questions are many, why was a killer after her, a mother murdered. An unexpected tip leds them to this cabin, and Bailey one can tell is scared Lance has spent five years looking for his sister Ava.kidnapped into human trafficking .Was this the cabin they had been using . Can be read as a stand alone, the others in the series do tie it all together.
Given ARC by Net Galley and Thomas Nelson for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.