With “delightful characters and an evocative, atmospheric setting,”* the dangerous beauty of Lavender Tides is harboring secrets that reach around the world.
Ellie Blackmore is making a name for herself as a house flipper. But when her sister Mackenzie disappears, Ellie can’t focus on anything but uncovering what happened. Her only clue is the bloodstain on the deck of Mackenzie’s boat. Ellie knows her sister isn’t on the best of terms with her ex-husband, Jason, but he wouldn’t kill her—would he?
Coast Guard intelligence officer Grayson Bradshaw believes Mackenzie faked her own death after stealing a seized cocaine shipment. The problem is convincing Ellie, who seems to view him as the true enemy.
Both Ellie and Grayson want truth, but truth—and family—is often more complex than it first appears. And they’ll quickly find that the dangerous beauty of Lavender Tides is harboring secrets that reach around the world.
“Prepare to stay up all night with Colleen Coble. Coble’s beautiful, emotional prose coupled with her keen sense of pacing, escalating danger, and very real characters place her firmly at the top of the suspense genre. I could not put this book down.”—Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of Shattered, on The View from Rainshadow Bay
“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, author of Formula of Deception
Full length romantic suspenseIncludes discussion questions for book clubsPart of the Lavender Tides seriesBook One: The View from Rainshadow BayBook 1.5: Leaving Lavender TidesBook Two: The House at Saltwater PointBook Three: Secrets at Cedar CabinUSA TODAY and ECPA bestseller
Coble's so-so second Lavender Tides novel (after The View from Rainshadow Bay) finds Ellie Blackmore busy fixing up old houses in Lavender Tides, Wash., until her sister, Mackenzie, goes missing. Blood found aboard Mackenzie's boat suggests she may be dead. A few days after her disappearance, the town sheriff receives a tip that Mackenzie is alive in North Korea; the anonymous caller claims she was spying for that country and the boat abduction was staged. Meanwhile, Grayson Bradshaw, a civilian working for the Coast Guard Investigative Services, has been engaged in a highly personal search for terrorist Tarek Nasser, who killed his best friend. A cocaine theft that could lead him to Tarek has been linked to Mackenzie, which is news that Ellie, who's sure her sister is innocent of all wrongdoing, doesn't want to hear. Cute Ellie and handsome Grayson uneasily join forces in the hunt for the truth, and despite the discovery of more incriminating evidence about Mackenzie, the attraction between them grows. Fans of romantic suspense will best appreciate this unconvincing mix of thriller and cozy elements.
THE HOUSE SALT WATER POINT
THE HOUSE AT SALTWATER POINT by Coleen Coble.
Ellie and Jason known for the highest quality flip houses, are
partners. He was married to her sister Mac for two years. At the estate sale she picks up a game for Ellie’s birthday, when a woman try’s to grab it. Then leaving, she now has slashed tires, was the woman that angry. Meeting her sister for dinner, instead find blood, and her missing.Grayson is in town visiting his folks, when a couple comes up and says he is her brother. Shocked, and now his folks said it was true. Ellie got the bid for the next house to fix up..Now wanting update on her sister, sheriff says she was spotted in Korea, actually spying for North Korea. At the house, Grayson comes wanting to know were her sister hid the cocaine. For Ellie her world has been turned upside down.A plot that goes deep into what Ellie has been guilty of for years, and now with her sister, was any of true. Lessons of forgiveness and maturing for Ellie, Mac and Grayson. Given Arc by Net Galley and Thomas Nelson for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.