It's Fiction Friday! Are you ready to hit the beach? Or just dreaming of a vacation near the water? Then it's time to fill your book bag with vacation fiction! One of our favorite fiction authors is Colleen Coble. If you haven't read her yet, you're in for a treat!
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Edge of Dusk
Even though secrets lie off the coast of Rock Harbor, the truth will set Annie Pederson free — if it doesn’t kill her first. Return to the beloved town of Rock Harbor in the first installment of a new series by bestselling suspense author Colleen Coble.
Nine-year-old Annie Pederson’s life changed the night her sister was kidnapped. The two had been outside playing on a dock, and Annie never forgave herself for her role in her sister’s disappearance. Twenty-four years later and now a law enforcement ranger, Annie is still searching for answers as she grieves a new loss: the death of her husband and parents in a boating accident.
But Annie and her eight-year-old daughter, Kylie, aren’t the only people in the town of Rock Harbor whose lives have been marred by tragedy. While managing the property around the Tremolo Resort and Marina she inherited, Annie discovers a dead body floating in the cold Superior surf and begins to work with the sheriff’s office to tie the death to a series of other mysterious reports in the area.
At the same time, her first love, Jon Dustan, returns after nine years away, reigniting the town’s memory of a cold case he’d been suspiciously linked to before he left to pursue his orthopedic residency. For the sake of her investigation and her heart, Annie tries to stay away. But avoiding Jon becomes impossible once Annie realizes she is being targeted by someone desperate to keep secrets from the past hidden.
In this new series, bestselling romantic-suspense author Colleen Coble returns to one of her most beloved towns, where familiar faces — and unsolved cases — await.
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Elin Summerall knows things she absolutely shouldn’t... and a killer will do everything in his power to silence her in this riveting romantic suspense.
Elin Summerall was one of the lucky ones. Not only did she get a heart transplant, but the donor was a perfect fit. A miraculously perfect fit.
But when Elin begins having violent flashbacks—and vivid dreams of being strangled — she realizes that she has been the recipient of more than just a new heart... Elin is remembering her donor’s murder.
Her strange affliction has attracted some unwanted attention: from the press, from the authorities... and from the killer himself. Now, living alone with her young daughter and aging mother, Elin is being stalked by a man she’s only met in her nightmares.
The police are dubious of her story, but one off-duty FBI agent agrees to help her: Agent Marc Everton.
Now, in a remote cottage on Hope Island, Elin and Marc must probe the secrets buried in her borrowed heart. And there’s no time to waste. One man is desperate to silence her — before she remembers too much.
Amy came to Rosemary Cottage to grieve, to heal, maybe even find love. But there’s a deadly undertow of secrets around Hope Island . . .
The charming Rosemary Cottage on the beach offers Amy Lange respite she needs to mourn her brother, Ben. She’s even thinking of moving her midwife practice to the Outer Banks community. It’s always been a refuge for her and her family. She also wants to investigate Ben’s disappearance at sea. Everyone blames a surfing accident, but Amy has reason to wonder.
Coast Guard officer Curtis Ireland has lost a sibling too. His sister, Gina, was run down by a boat, leaving him to raise her infant daughter. If anyone knew who little Raine’s father was, Curtis could lose his beloved niece. Yet he can’t help being drawn to Hope Beach’s new midwife, Amy. He even agrees to help her investigate what happened to both Ben and Gina.
Can two grieving people with secrets find healing on beautiful Hope Island? Or will their quest for truth set them at odds with each other… and with those who will go to any length to keep hidden things hidden?
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A Strangers Game
Wealthy hotel heiress Torie Bergstrom comes to Jekyll Island certain her friend Lisbeth's death wasn't an accident — but Torie gets more than she bargained for when the killer begins to play mind games with her in this gripping new novel from USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble.
Even though Torie Bergstrom hasn’t been back to Georgia since she was ten, she was happy to arrange a job for her best friend at one of the family properties on Jekyll Island. But when Torie learns that Lisbeth has drowned, she knows it is more than a tragic accident: Lisbeth was terrified of water and wouldn’t have gone swimming by choice.
Torie goes to the hotel under an alias, desperate to find answers. When she meets Joe Abbott and his daughter while they are rescuing baby sea turtles, she can only hope they are as trustworthy as they seem. And when someone begins to play mind games with her, proving they know her real identity, Torie couldn’t be more grateful to have an ally.
The more Torie and Joe dig, the more elusive the truth seems. But one thing is clear: someone will risk anything — even another murder — to keep their secrets buried.
Welcome to Hope Beach. A place of intoxicating beauty... where trouble hits with the force of a hurricane.
Inheriting a beautiful old hotel on the Outer Banks should be a dream come true for Libby. The inn cries out for her restorer’s talent and love of history. And she’s delighted to learn of the family she never knew she had.
But her dream quickly becomes a nightmare when her best friend and business partner is kidnapped before her eyes and Libby becomes the prime suspect. As she works to prove her innocence with the handsome Coast Guard lieutenant she met when she first arrived, the familial bliss she always hoped for starts to slip away. The father who willed her the inn has died before she could meet him, and her newfound brother and sister are convinced she’s there to steal their birthright.
Libby’s dream come true is becoming a nightmare. Her only option is to find her friend and prove her innocence, or lose everything on the shores of Hope Beach.