I have been a fan of Colleen Coble’s books since I picked up the first one. I really didn’t think it could get any better but she seems to up the ante with each novel. Believe it or not, I think each and every one of them is the best yet until the next one is released and “Mermaid Moon” doesn’t veer from the pattern.
“Mermaid Moon” is the perfect story for its setting along the rugged shore of the area of the country known as Downeast Maine. Residents must be pretty tough to survive the isolation and sometimes harsh conditions. Kevin O’Connor and Mallory Davis must meet those standards to find her father’s killer and live to see justice served. The task will be complicated by Kevin and Mallory’s past history as well as the fact that Mallory still feels responsible for her mother’s death fifteen years ago. Why should God forgive her if she can’t even forgive herself?
Well-defined characters populate the pages. Some of them are very important to the plot, others might just be a distraction. “Mermaid Moon” is skillfully crafted and takes the reader exactly where the author wants her to go. With unexpected twists, danger, and romance, Coble has woven a plot that moves at such a perfect pace that it is difficult to find a stopping point. I did not want to put it down but was sad to reach the end much to quickly. This is one book that I could have read for several more hours.
If you are already a fan of Colleen Coble’s novels, “Mermaid Moon” is a don’t miss read. If you have yet to read any of her books. give this one a try. I can pretty much guarantee it will be the last of her books you will read.
Copies of this book were provided for review by LitFuse Publicity and The Fiction Guild.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Mallory’s mother died fifteen years ago. But her father’s last words on the phone were unmistakable: “Find . . . mother.”
Shame and confusion have kept Mallory Davis from her home for the last fifteen years, but when her dad mysteriously dies on his mail boat route, she doesn’t have any choice but to go back to Mermaid Point.
Mallory believes her father was murdered and childhood sweetheart Kevin O’Connor, game warden in Downeast Maine, confirms her suspicions. But Kevin is wary of helping Mallory in her search. She broke his heart—and left—without a word, years ago.
When Mallory begins receiving threats on her own life—and her beloved teenage daughter, Haylie—their search intensifies. There’s a tangled web within the supposed murder, and it involves much more than what meets the eye.
As answers begin to fall into place, Mallory realizes her search is about more than finding her father’s killer—it is also about finding herself again . . . and possibly about healing what was broken so long ago with Kevin. She just has to stay alive long enough to put all the pieces together.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble has written several romantic suspense novels including “Tidewater Inn,” “Rosemary Cottage,” and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series. Her books have sold more than 3 million copies.
Find out more about Colleen at http://www.colleencoble.com/.