6.09.2014

Review: Seagrass Pier (Hope Beach #3) by Colleen Coble

Title: Seagrass Pier
Series: Hope Beach #3
Author: Colleen Coble
Publication Date: July 1st, 2014
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Christian Fiction
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1595547843
Source: Paperback from Publisher
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Synopsis (from Publisher): 
In a secluded corner of Hope Beach, one woman must decipher a stranger's memories . . . before they cost her everything.

Elin Summerall was one of the lucky ones. Not only did she get a heart transplant, but the donor was a perfect fit. A miraculously perfect fit.

But when Elin begins having violent flashbacks---and vivid dreams of being strangled---she realizes that she has been the recipient of more than just a new heart . . . Elin is remembering her donor's murder.

Her strange affliction has attracted some unwanted attention: from the press, from the authorities . . . and from the killer himself. Now, living alone with her young daughter and aging mother, Elin is being stalked---by a man she's only met in her nightmares.

The police are dubious of her story, but one off-duty FBI agent is eager to help her: Agent Marc Everton, the father of Elin's daughter.

Of course, he doesn't know about that. Yet.

Now, in a remote cottage on Hope Island, Elin and Marc must probe the secrets buried in her borrowed heart. And there's no time to waste. One man is desperate to silence her---before she remembers too much.


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Colleen Coble has sold over 2 million novels worldwide. Seagrass Pier, the third installment in her acclaimed Hope Beach series, marks a new highpoint for emotion and complexity in Coble's addictive brand of romantic suspense. 




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        Wow! Colleen Coble has outdone herself once again! I haven't read any of the other books in this series, but after what I just experienced, I definitely want to!

The main character, Elin, lost her husband two years ago. She suffered from a terrible virus that left her with no other option but to receive a heart transplant by a local girl who had been murdered. Suddenly, Elin's life is changed forever as she possesses memories of the girl's life...including her murder. Most people write her off as mad, but as a mysterious man continues to haunt her dreams, and her reality, the plot thickens. No matter how much she tries to escape, she is somehow always found.

Oh, and did I mention her daughter who secretly belongs to the FBI agent tracking the case?

Seagrass Pier seized me in the first few pages. You begin with a thrill, an air of mystery, some suspense, and a dash of romance, all within the very first chapter. The story moved at the perfect speed as we hit the ground running with an addictive plot. It is a contemporary engaging work and I was truly on the edge of my seat the entire time, frantically turning pages to see what was going to happen next. If you like a book that moves fast and carries multiple key elements that require resolution, then this is definitely the book for you.

I'm still being introduced to Colleen Coble as a writer, and I must say, this was a great introduction! I have one of her books from the Lighthouse Series that I have yet to read, and this has definitely inspired me to pick it up.

Note: I am very sad to hear of the passing of author Diann Hunt. I honestly did not know until I read the dedication about it at the end of this book. It was beautiful, and I look forward to seeing the Hallmark Channel adaptation of her book For Better or For Worse in July!
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