August 1, 2018

The House At Saltwater Point Colleen Coble

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Published: Thomas Nelson
Date: 3rd July 2018
Format: e-ARC
Pages: 352
Genre: Mystery/Romantic Suspense
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
3.5 stars     Add to Goodreads

Ellie Blackmore is making a name for herself as a house flipper. But when her sister Mackenzie disappears, Ellie can’t focus on anything but uncovering what happened. Her only clue is the bloodstain on the deck of Mackenzie’s boat. Ellie knows her sister isn’t on the best of terms with her ex-husband, Jason, but he wouldn’t kill her—would he?

Coast Guard intelligence officer Grayson Bradshaw believes Mackenzie faked her own death after stealing a seized cocaine shipment. The problem is convincing Ellie, who seems to view him as the true enemy.Both Ellie and Grayson want truth, but truth—and family—is often more complex than it first appears.

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The House at Saltwater Point is the first book I have read by the author Colleen Coble.  It is a fairly fast paced suspense with plenty of crime and dead bodies littering the pages.  I did wonder though at how some characters were viciously killed off but the main protagonists seemed to not be treated in the same way.  

Ellie is a renovator - Hammer Girl is her blog name and the name that Grayson Bradshaw - coast guard officer likes to call her.  As they both search for her sister - Mac, and try to unravel what has happened to her they start to find they are really attracted to each other.

Who is Mac working with, what drives her, is she somehow mixed up with a crime ring or something even more sinister?  Who is friend and who is foe? I began to feel very few could be trusted! Ellie has always cared for her sister but possibly her blind spot has hidden from her some of Mac's characteristics. 

Grayson is dealing with some family issues, it turns out he is more linked to this town than he thought, and Ellie too has issues of her own from her childhood. ( Well who doesn't! However hers is a little more than most of us have to deal with).

While this is #2 in Colleen Coble's Lavender Point series, it is also a stand alone, I hadn't read #1 but enjoyed meeting the characters from that book.

This is a Christian fiction book, with a few God references that possibly are a little unnecessary, at times the story felt a little over the top, but no more than any fast paced adventure movie!! 

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  1. Oh I like the looks of this one Kathryn thanks

  2. This one does sound tempting...aside from the God references. LOL. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I am echoing what Laurel says :=D

  4. Do you think you will read the first one? Just curious...

    1. Patty, most likely not. Too many books already waiting to be read!

  5. Ooh this actually looks really good

  6. I need to give this a try. I DNF'd the one Colleen Coble I tried but the plot didn't appeal to me as much as this does!


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