Mallory’s mother died fifteen years ago. But her father’s last words on the phone were unmistakable: “Find . . . mother.”
Shame and confusion have kept Mallory Davis from her home for the last fifteen years, but when her dad mysteriously dies on his mail boat route, she doesn’t have any choice but to go back to Mermaid Point.
Mallory believes her father was murdered and childhood sweetheart Kevin O’Connor, game warden in Downeast Maine, confirms her suspicions. But Kevin is wary of helping Mallory in her search. She broke his heart—and left—without a word, years ago.
When Mallory begins receiving threats on her own life—and her beloved teenage daughter, Haylie—their search intensifies. There’s a tangled web within the supposed murder, and it involves much more than what meets the eye.
As answers begin to fall into place, Mallory realizes her search is about more than finding her father’s killer—it is also about finding herself again . . . and possibly about healing what was broken so long ago with Kevin. She just has to stay alive long enough to put all the pieces together.
Oh. Mercy. Oxygen mask required for this breathtaking read! Suspense on top of suspense and the romance...five star swoonworthy! This author never disappoints, but she outdid herself with Mermaid Moon.
So -- the mystery -- incredibly intriguing. Coble kept me riveted trying to follow all the clues. Love the clever way she lines the story with subtle hints that gradually come together as the tale progresses. I created one hypothesis after another in my armchair sleuthing attempts to figure everything out. I was successful in some cases but the author totally blew me away in others. Like I said, keep the oxygen handy.
And then there's the romance. Mallory and Kevin were much more than childhood sweethearts but it ended badly. The tension between the two is palpable. Hurt and anger -- even bitterness -- threatens their future. Mallory in particular is paralyzed by past mistakes. She's lived in the shadow of guilt for so long she doesn't know how to let it go. There's a powerful inspirational thread about forgiveness and what it can mean for second chances. A faith thread that is repeated among other characters in the book as well. Compelling stuff.
Another brilliant romantic suspense by an incredibly gifted author. You need to read Mermaid Moon. Really. Truly. Absolutely!
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