Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Inn At Ocean's Edge - Book Review

Claire’s visit to a luxury hotel in Maine awakens repressed memories, 
threatening all she holds dear.
In 1989, Claire Dellamare disappeared from her own fourth birthday party 
at the Hotel Tourmaline on the island of Folly Shoals, Maine.
She showed up a year later at the same hotel,
with a note pinned to her dress but no explanation.
Nobody knows where Claire spent that year—and until now,
Claire didn’t even know she had ever been missing.
But when Claire returns to the Hotel Tourmaline for a business meeting
with her CEO father, disturbing memories begin to surface . . .
despite her parents’ best efforts to keep them forgotten.
Luke Rocco lost his mother under equally mysterious circumstances—
at the same time Claire disappeared.
After a chance encounter reveals the unlikely link between them,
Claire and Luke set out together to uncover the truth about what happened that fateful year.
With flashbacks swimming just beneath her consciousness
and a murderer threatening her safety,
Claire’s very life depends on unscrambling her past . . .
even if her family refuses to acknowledge it.
Someone—maybe everyone—is hiding something from Claire Dellamare,
and it will cost her everything to drag the truth out into the light.
My Thoughts
The Inn at Ocean's Edge is a book so full of suspense and so intricately woven together
that it will leave you speechless and astonished.
The twists and turns, the depth and layers of this story
will have you turning the pages 
late into the night
as you wonder and anticipate what will happen next. . .
Claire Dellamare decides to surprise her father and shows up at the Hotel Tourmaline.
The minute Claire enters the hotel she is struck with a panic attack. . .
she can sense something happened in this place, something awful and disturbing.
She rushes outside and runs to the open sea where she tries to calm and collect herself.
Just as she is feeling better she looks up at the cliffs
and sees a woman fall to her death.
As she rushes over to her while dialing 911 she is struck in the head
and her world goes black. . .
Luke Rocco has never been able to let his mother's disappearance fade away.
He cannot accept the fact that she would simply leave her children and husband with no word.
Deep in his heart and gut he knows there is more to her disappearance
and he is determined to find out what really happened so many years ago.
Claire and Luke team up to find the truth
and soon they begin uncovering secrets. . .
secrets that people will do anything to keep hidden.
The farther they go down the trail of lies and broken trust,
the darker things get. . .so dark they may never see the light again.
The Inn at Ocean's Edge is a masterfully-written book by Colleen Coble.
When you think you have the plot figured out she throws another curve ball.
This was a book I couldn't put down and it left me hungering for more.
This book gets 4.5 stars.


** I was given a complimentary copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers
for an honest review. All thoughts are my own and no other compensation was received. **
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble has written several
award-winning romantic suspense novels including Tidewater Inn,
Rosemary Cottage, and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series.
Visit her website at www.colleencoble.com

15 comments:

Scrappy quilter said...

Colleen has always been one of my favorite authors. She is brilliant at writing. Thanks for the interview.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Stephanie, great book review. It sounds like an interesting and fun read. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed weekend.
Hugs, CM

Wanda said...

Your reviews are SO GOOD...I feel like I already know the characters.

Love the picture of you on the sidebar. You are a darling.

Sherry said...

I have read several of Colleen's books and this sounds like a good one, thanks for the review.

Natalie said...

This book sounds really good!! Thanks for the review, Stephanie. Blessings!

My Garden Diaries said...

Oh my!! This one sounds like a very intense book! One to get lost in for sure!! I haven't read a suspenseful book in some time so I am going to have to pick this one up as I am trying to make more time for reading! Happy weekend friend! Nicole xo

Sola Scriptura said...

I really enjoyed reading this review. It sounds like a great book.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest Stephanie! A good read, oh the food of the mind and heart! So good to see you enjoyed it! We spent some time yesterday reading together on the porch. The weather was perfect so we had our lunch, some tea, a good read and a little nap. Then we were back to our shenanigans and went shopping for a red rose climber! I can't wait to plant it!

Have a marvelous Sunday, Anita

Mildred said...

This sounds like my kind of book. I once read mysteries to mother and she would sit up on the edge of her seat when it got really suspenseful!

Simply Linda said...

I will have to put that on my summer list. Thanks Stephanie. Blessings

Mimi Mama said...

Hi Stephanie. This sounds like just my cup of tea! Thanks. Mimi xxx

Feral Turtle said...

Sounds like an intriguing read! A great review Stephanie! Thanks for sharing.

Laura Lane said...

I enjoyed it so much, no compensation was needed!
My review goes live May 2nd.
Blessings,
Laura

Ida said...

This one sounds good! I'll make a note to see if we have it in our library.

Bethany Carson said...

Oh wow, this book sounds as suspenseful as a Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mystery.

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