Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Inn At Ocean's Edge Review


 About the Book

A vacation to Sunset Cove was her way of celebrating and thanking her parents. After all, Claire Dellamore's childhood was like a fairytale. But with the help of Luke Elwell, Claire discovers that fairytale was really an elaborate lie . . .

The minute she steps inside the grand Inn at Ocean's Edge, Claire Dellamare knows something terrible happened there. She feels it in her bones. Her ensuing panic attack causes a scene, upsetting her parents. Claire attempts to quiet her nerves with a walk on the beach, to no avail. She's at too great a distance to make out details, but she believes she witnesses a murder on a nearby cliff. When local police find no evidence of foul play, they quickly write off the "nervous" woman's testimony as less than credible.

But Luke Elwell, home on leave from the Coast Guard, has reason to believe Claire. Years ago when his mother went missing, Luke's father suspected she'd been murdered. He died never having convinced the police to investigate. So when an employee of the grand hotel doesn't show up for work, Luke steps in to help Claire track down the missing woman.

As Claire and Luke put together the pieces of a decades-old mystery, they discover that some family secrets refuse to stay buried. And some passions are worth killing for. (Goodreads)

 My Review

I have really enjoyed reading Colleen's suspense books. While this book is somewhat similar to the Hope Beach novels, I still couldn't put it down! She always has a way to keep the reader engaged and hanging onto their seat (aka not budge from their couch for hours). I really like Claire and how she was anxious yet strong and tried to remember her past. I loved the family dynamics because it's all a huge disaster but I felt like that made it more realistic. I love Luke but I wish he had a bigger point of view in the story line. I felt like his life could have been written about a bit more. The mystery is wonderful and right when you think you have it all figured out, you don't. Such great writing and if you need some romance with a bit of mystery and murder this book is for you!!

Highly recommend and encourage you to read her Hope Beach Novels as well!

 Five Stars.

"I received this book from BookLook Bloggers for free in exchange for an honest review."

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