The Inn at Ocean’s Edge is the first book in a new romantic suspense series by Colleen Coble. She’s still taking her readers to the coast, but now she leads them downeast to the coast of Maine where they can read about cranberries, blueberries, and killer whales while trying to solve the mystery before the main characters figure things out.
Those main characters are Claire Dellamare and Luke Rocco who meet over the discovery of a wounded baby orca then discover a connection in their pasts. Claire disappeared from her fourth birthday party in 1989 on the same day that Luke’s mom went missing. Luke’s mom was never found, but Claire was returned a year after her disappearance with a note pinned to her dress. Luke wants Claire to help him find her mother, but she has no memory of her life before age five. When she realizes her life is in danger, though, she sets out, with Luke’s help, to find the truth.
This tangled story kept me guessing to the end. I felt sorry for one character, hopeful for another, then found myself surprised by so many revelations toward the end. Mystery fans will love this book.
I received a complimentary copy of The Inn at Ocean’s Edge from Thomas Nelson Publisher in exchange for this honest review.