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This is the first romantic suspense novel I have read by Colleen Coble. I read her “Journey of the Heart” series last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. You can read my reviews of each of those by searching for “Book Reviews” under Categories on the right sidebar of this blog. They were western romance stories. They had a bit of suspense, but not like Mermaid Moon.
Mermaid Moon is a Sunset Cove novel by Colleen Coble. I have not read Inn at Ocean’s Edge which is the first book of this series. But that is one thing I really like about Ms. Coble’s writing. Even when she writes a series, you can read them out of order, or read one from the series and not the rest, and because of the information she includes in each book of the series, you do not feel lost or confused about the characters or the plot line.
Mallory Davis left her home on Mermaid Point in Maine years ago and never looked back. But when she receives a mysterious call from her father and later is informed of his death, she heads back to Mermaid Point immediately.
She suspects that her father was murdered, and a Downeast Maine game warden, Kevin O’Connor, confirms her suspicions. Mallory doesn’t want to spend too much time with Kevin, but he wants to help her find out what happened to her father. Mallory broke Kevin’s heart when she left Maine 15 years ago, and the history between them is something she believes cannot be repaired.
Mallory’s friend and neighbor, Carol brings her daughter, Haylie to Mermaid Point much sooner than planned and informs Mallory that someone showed up at her house in Bangor, Maine looking for her; someone who seemed quite threatening.
As the story continues, more questions arise and more suspicious characters emerge. Whenever I thought I knew who was guilty, something else would show me I was wrong. The story kept me guessing almost to the end.
Colleen Coble did a great job creating deep characters that made me care for them and cheer for them right for the start. The plot line was suspenseful and kept me guessing. The plot line kept me turning pages. I look forward to reading more romantic suspense by Colleen Coble.
I recommend this book to all Colleen Coble fans, to anyone who enjoys a real page turner, to anyone who enjoys romantic suspense, and to anyone who likes a story with rich characters and a fast-moving plot line.