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The Inn at Ocean's Edge by Colleen Coble
Sunset Cove #1
Synopsis:A vacation to Sunset Cove was her way of celebrating and thanking her parents. After all, Claire Dellamore’s childhood was like a fairytale. But with the help of Luke Elwell, Claire discovers that fairytale was really an elaborate lie . . .
The minute she steps inside the grand Inn at Ocean’s Edge, Claire Dellamare knows something terrible happened there. She feels it in her bones. Her ensuing panic attack causes a scene, upsetting her parents. Claire attempts to quiet her nerves with a walk on the beach, to no avail. She’s at too great a distance to make out details, but she believes she witnesses a murder on a nearby cliff. When local police find no evidence of foul play, they quickly write off the “nervous” woman’s testimony as less than credible.
But Luke Elwell, home on leave from the Coast Guard, has reason to believe Claire. Years ago when his mother went missing, Luke’s father suspected she’d been murdered. He died never having convinced the police to investigate. So when an employee of the grand hotel doesn’t show up for work, Luke steps in to help Claire track down the missing woman.
As Claire and Luke put together the pieces of a decades-old mystery, they discover that some family secrets refuse to stay buried. And some passions are worth killing for.
This is a great start to another series by Colleen. She does a great job in her story telling. In this story there is mystery and romance a little something for all. I liked Claire from the first page and found myself feeling bad for her at times and wishing I could help her out. The author did a good job with the character development. As with her other books she also does a very good job with the descriptions so you can really see and feel what the characters are seeing and feeling. This is a fast paced book that you will have done in no time. I am looking forward to the next in this series.
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