April 28, 2015

The Inn at Ocean’s Edge 
"The Inn at Ocean's Edge
Colleen Coble 

Claire's visit to a luxury hotel in Maine awakens repressed memories, threatening all she holds dear.
In 1989, Claire Dellamare disappeared from her own fourth birthday party at the Hotel Tourmaline on the island of Folly Shoals, Maine. She showed up a year later at the same hotel, with a note pinned to her dress but no explanation. Nobody knows where Claire spent that year---and until now, Claire didn't even know she had ever been missing.
But when Claire returns to the Hotel Tourmaline for a business meeting with her CEO father, disturbing memories begin to surface . . . despite her parents' best efforts to keep them forgotten.
Luke Rocco lost his mother under equally mysterious circumstances---at the same time Claire disappeared. After a chance encounter reveals the unlikely link between them, Claire and Luke set out together to uncover the truth about what happened that fateful year.
With flashbacks swimming just beneath her consciousness and a murderer threatening her safety, Claire's very life depends on unscrambling her past . . . even if her family refuses to acknowledge it. Someone-maybe everyone-is hiding something from Claire Dellamare, and it will cost her everything to drag the truth out into the light.

Wow!  I don't know where to begin.  This book was non-stop, action-packed, and filled with unexpected twist and turns.  The story line was so creative and very well written.  Where most books usually get predictable at some point, this one did not.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading "The Inn At Ocean's Edge". 

The characters were very well developed and fit together like a puzzle.  I pretty much liked all of the characters except for the uncle and Kate's mother.  I don't think I've ever disliked a character so much before.  I have no idea how a she could be so callous.  Other than her making me angry and disgusted, the characters were great.  The way that Claire kept trusting God even though she was facing some terrifying obstacles was encouraging.  We all face obstacles in our lives, though I can say mine haven't been like Claire's, but we must continue to trust God.
Since this book takes place on an ocean, I was a bit apprehensive that I wouldn't enjoy it as much, because I'm not a water person.  It was quite the opposite.  Colleen Coble has some way of writing that made me enjoy the ocean and "feel" the ocean.  

Colleen Coble is the Alfred Hitchcock of Christian fiction suspense! 

 I'm anxiously awaiting the next book!  If you enjoy romantic suspense, then you must read this book! 

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