by Colleen Coble
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.
– It was all right …
For me, this was an “ok” book. Some parts of it felt very contrived (even somewhat cheesy at times), and unfortunately I didn’t really connect with the majority of the characters. I did enjoy the characters of Kevin & Sadie, and wish there would have been more of Sadie in the story.
For someone who had just lost their father, I didn’t feel that the main character (Mallory) showed any real mourning and she seemed to get it over it fairly quickly. Yes, she wanted to find out what happened, but there just didn’t seem to be any real emotional turmoil over it. I don’t want to go into details as I don’t want to spoil the book for anyone, but for me, it all seemed fairly cold and detached.
Personally, I would have preferred more suspense/mystery and less of the typical romance – will they get together or will they not? That part of the storyline was boring, as we all know how it will work out in the end; the back & forth of it all gets tiresome for me. Maybe I’ve just read too many books.
I have read some of Colleen Coble’s books before, and liked them much better. To me, this was more of a “pass-the-time” type of book, rather than a book to curl up with on a Saturday afternoon and get lost in.
Onto the next book …
Sincere thanks to Thomas Nelson Publishing for providing me with a complimentary copy to read and review. *Opinions and thoughts are 100% my own, and are in no way influenced by the author or publisher.