Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Inn At Ocean’s Edge - Colleen Coble

The Inn At Ocean’s Edge
Colleen Coble
Thomas Nelson, Apr 14 2015, $19.99
ISBN: 9780718031220

Meeting her father, Claire Dellamare arrives at the Hotel Tourmaline on the Maine barrier island Folly Shoals.  However, she almost immediately suffers strange déjà vu visions of staying at this hotel when she celebrated her fourth birthday.  Claire soon accepts her dreams are repressed memories of when she disappeared from the Tourmaline only to reappear as mysteriously one year later.  In spite of her parents pleading with her to let it go, Claire obsesses with knowing what happened to her. 

At the same time in 1989 when Claire vanished, Luke Rocco’s mother also disappeared; but she never came back.  When Luke and Claire meet, they agree to investigate together what happened to her and his mom.  At the same someone is willing to murder to keep the truth concealed.

This is an enjoyable twisting mystery in which the truth may be out there and set you free; that is if it does not kill you.  Although the romance between the amateur sleuths feels more a subgenre requirement, this Sunset Cove novel is a taut suspense.

Harriet Klausner

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