I really enjoyed this suspenseful, romantic story! The idea of cell memory, where a donor recipient can have memories from the donor, fascinates me. They can even start to like and dislike the same things. Elin had a lot going on, from confusion and fear that she was turning into someone else, to her mixed-up feelings for Marc, to worry about her mom's dementia and a killer targeting her! There was always something happening in this story! I love how Elin was determined to find the killer; the investigation was very interesting. The little romantic moments where Elin and Marc started to fall for each other were done well. I liked that they both had a strong faith, though Elin had a harder time forgiving herself for what had happened with Marc. There were many suspects and it was hard to figure out who the killer was; I loved the twist! I also loved the setting and the peek back in time. I also liked the multiple viewpoints in the story. I haven't read the first two books in the series and it did feel like I was maybe missing something in the beginning, but I think overall it worked fine as a stand-alone. I definitely recommend this wonderful story!
I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.
I loved this book. The suspense, mystery and action were all the perfect balance. Of course with any suspense, the goal of this reader and reviewer is to figure out who was trying to kill the heroine. I had it figured out, but there is a twist that you do not want to miss. Colleen Coble is a wonderful story teller and this book is just the result of that talent. A wonderful summer read. 5 stars from this reviewer.
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Seagrass Pier is the third novel in Colleen Coble's Hope Beach Series. Although it is in a series, it definitely stands alone. I did not feel as though I was missing pieces to the plot because I had not read the prior two books. This story is full of suspense, subtle romance, and some creepy characters. Warning to the easily frightened, this is no bedtime story!
I was truly surprised by my desire to hide under the covers after some of the chapters in this book! I don't normally read murder mysteries, but the story line and geographical location alone made me want to read it. In this book, recently widowed Erin Summerall is recovering from a heart transplant. While she is grateful for her life, she is uneasy about the nightmares that came with it. The donor was murdered and Erin is seeing life through her eyes. An old friend, and true father of her daughter is a FBI agent who has a vested interest in the case. Together they work to find the murder before it's too late.
What I love about the story is the high level of suspense and unexpected turns. I was certain I knew who the murderer was, but I was wrong. I am never wrong. There were a few elements to this book I struggled with as I got further along in the story. For instance, so many characters are introduced, so much information is given, and a few too many plot lines exist for my taste. While the side stories are interesting, I found them to be too much.
The good news is, if you love murder mysteries with a side of love, you will likely enjoy this book. I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from BookLookBloggers and the book's publisher. All opinions are my own.
Colleen Coble's latest novel Seagrass Pier opens with Elin Summerall in the midst of a terrible nightmare. Elin has recently received the heart of a woman who was murdered and Elin keeps reliving the event in the dreams. Now it seems that this murderer wants to keep Elin quiet!
This novel has a lot of action that keep you turning page after page as Elin and her FBI friend, Marc, are trying to hunt down this murderer before he makes Elin his next victim.
Enjoy the action-filled conclusion as Elin and Marc finally discover that the man stalking Elin is a lot closer that she would have guessed!
I received this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for my unbiased review
This is book 3 in a series that I have loved. I'm a beach girl anyway so the idea of living on an island with lots of quaint places and beautiful seascapes is such a fun thought. Reading about it is fantastic.
I love these characters and their stories. I love that there is mystery and romance and faith. Colleen weaves the three together in a way that highlights family, friends, and fun. She really did a great job with that in this book. I not only felt the themes of this story but I also connected with the characters as they experienced life in the book.
Elin was an interesting character. The idea of cell memory and her knowing things about her donor was something I hadn't thought about before. In fact, I shared some of the book with my 11 year old daughter and she asked to read it herself!
It was also fun to connect with past characters of the series. I loved seeing some of their lives come together. I will be watching for book 4!