I have been a Terri Blackstock fan for some time. Her books always keep me turning pages and Breaker’s Reef was no exception. I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program, and I must admit that when I received the book and saw that it is book four of the “Cape Refuge Series”, I thought I might be lost because I hadn’t read the first three books in the series. However, that was not the case. I’m sure that many of the characters are part of the first three books as Cape Refuge is a town, but Ms. Blackstock wrote this book in such a way that I could read it and not feel like I was reading a book from a series where I had missed a lot of important information. She gave enough information on the characters that I understood them and the connections between them, and the plot line seemed independent.
Breaker’s Reef is the story of Sadie, a young lady who has lived a difficult life, whose mother has recently straightened out her own life though she has a secret that is soon revealed — she had another daughter before Sadie, one she gave up for adoption. When a murder takes place, Sadie’s mom thinks she may have information as to who may have done it. Then, another young girl turns up dead and another missing. Danger seems to lurk around every corner as Sadie decides to try to find the missing girl. In between all of the murders and abductions, the Police Chief is trying to propose to the woman he has loved for a long time, but the case seems to grow more tangled and time consuming every day.
Breaker’s Reef is suspenseful and gripping with a touch of humor and romance. It definitely kept me turning pages. The young ladies in this book were impressive characters in the way they showed compassion and wanted to help other young girls in trouble. They encouraged others to take a step to change their lives. The story and its characters were inspiring.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery with an inspirational message. If you love a story that grabs your attention and holds it until the very end, Breaker’s Reef is a book you’ll want to read. I can’t wait to read the first three that came before Breaker’s Reef in the “Cape Refuge Series”.