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Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.11 X 6.11 (inches)|
Series: Hope Beach
In a secluded corner of Hope Beach, one woman must decipher a strangers 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 flashbacksand vivid dreams of being strangledshe realizes that she has been the recipient of more than just a new heart . . . Elin is remembering her donors 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 stalkedby a man shes only met in her nightmares.
The police are dubious of her story, but one off-duty FBI agent agrees to help her: Agent Marc Everton.
Now, in a remote cottage on Hope Island, Elin and Marc must probe the secrets buried in her borrowed heart. And theres no time to waste. One man is desperate to silence herbefore she remembers too much.
USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble has written several romantic suspense novels including Tidewater Inn, Rosemary Cottage, and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series. Visit her website at www.colleencoble.com Twitter: @colleencoble Facebook: colleencoblebooks
Complex characters and a tense plot make this a thrilling tale of romantic suspense. Fans of the other titles in the series will not be disappointed with this gripping installment, and the intricate and eerie story line will entice readers who enjoy books by Ted Dekker, Iris Johansen, and J.D. Robb.---
alwaysreadingAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Great Ending to the SeriesApril 1, 2017alwaysreadingAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5SEAGRASS PIER.
Seagrass pier is the third book in the Hope Beach series.
Erin Summerall has brought her mother and daughter Josie to Hope Beach in hope that the change of scenery will help her own health as well as her mother's dementia. Oh and to hide from the man who has been stalking her.
FBI Agent Marc Everton, comes to Hope Beach when he receives a frantic phone call from Erin, who is an old college sweetheart.
As with her other book, Collen Coble has written a wonderful page turning mystery, filled with characters that jump off the page and right into your heart. You love the heros and dislike the villains. The story itself was well written with lots of plot twists and turns and enough suspense to make you keep turning the page. We also get to visit with the characters from the first two books, which is always fun.
I part I struggled with is that the author had chosen Erin to have had a heart transplant and she then introduced the concept of "cell memory" into the story. Cell memory is a theory that our personality, our likes and dislikes are imprinted on our internal organs and when someone receives one of those organ, sometimes their personality changes. For instance they may have not like coffee but after the transplant they suddenly are drinking 4 cups a day, or maybe their favorite color was yellow and now it's suddenly red. Or they can have visions of the other persons life. There is such a fine line with this whole thing, but for me it came across to much as science fiction. I felt that the story could have worked just as well without this cell memory thing and that Erin and Marcus were smart enough to figure things out on their own. This is just my opinion and I do not take away any stars because it. I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Mary Ann5 Stars Out Of 5Fantastic readSeptember 20, 2016Mary AnnQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I could not put it down!!! But like another reviewer, I didn't want it to end. From following the characters unfold so richly, to a great twist and riveting suspense, I would highly recommend to anyone who likes murder and mystery novels!
Booie5 Stars Out Of 5Seagrass PierJanuary 26, 2015BooieQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5excellent read. Author knows how to keep your interest. I couldn't put it down.
Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Accelerating Pace!December 19, 2014Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Elin Summerall is alive and well; with someone else's heart and apparently someone else's memory. Vivid nightmares recalling the hazy details of her donor's murder are becoming reality, especially when an alleged stalker becomes brazen enough to break into her home; putting Elin, her young daughter and her aging mother at risk. Moving her family to a remote cottage on Hope Island gives her a brief sense of security, but trouble seems to follow Elin; especially when FBI Agent Marc Everton gets involved, in more ways than one.
Marc Everton has not seen Elin Summerall in years and a previous encounter produced a daughter that he never knew he had. He has been aware that Elin was recently widowed and became the recipient of a heart transplant, but his investigation of a co-worker's murder brings him directly to Elin's front door. Highly skeptical of Elin's "cell memory" at first, he quickly puts credence in her recollections when they dig a little deeper into the facts of the case. And it is obvious that someone is desperate to silence Elin . . . . . for good. And what about Elin? And what about their daughter? Marc and Elin are faced with some important decisions . . . . if they live long enough to make them.
The pace of this romantic suspense quickly accelerates by the middle of the book; Colleen Coble has written another really good story!
Cindy Chancellor5 Stars Out Of 5Seagrass Pier, Hope Beach Series #3November 3, 2014Cindy ChancellorAnother wonder book from Coleen Coble.