Book Review: Seagrass Pier: A Hope Beach Novel, by Colleen Coble

Seagrass Pier: A Hope Beach Novel

By Colleen Coble

Thomas Nelson

Elin Summerall was in need of a heart transplant. Fortunately, a perfect match came by way of murder victim, Laura Watson. Soon after surgery, Elin begins to experience a phenomenon known as “cell memory.” She’s having nightmares of the murder which took her donor’s life. As news of this hits the media, people begin to search out Elin for more questioning.

Past acquaintance, FBI Agent Marc Everton, shows up to investigate the connection between the murder of Laura Watson and the murder of his FBI partner. His belief is that the killer in both cases is the same. He’s not the only one interested in talking to Elin; the murderer himself wants to find her to shut her up for good.

Elin retreats to an isolated cottage on Hope Island where she hopes to protect her young daughter and her mother who suffers from dementia. The suspense begins as Elin receives threatening, cryptic messages from the suspected killer. She’s desperate to have the psychopath behind bars, but the only one that will help her is Marc, who is on leave-of-absence from the Bureau and has been told to stay away from the investigation.

Seagrass Pier is an attention grabbing thriller, with non-stop action; although at times, the list of characters and their connections to each other can be a little confusing. For more background information, I suggest reading the other titles in the series: Tidewater Inn and Rosemary Cottage, before reading this title . However, my curiosity kept me turning the pages to find the answers to my questions, and I got them.

Tender moments stirred emotions, which is always a good sign. So I was pleased with the overall theme of the novel, and I hope to read more works by Colleen Coble. Her way of adding a touch of God’s grace to each situation helps the reader to remember that no matter how difficult a situation may be, there is always hope.

Rating: 4 stars (the number of subplots takes away from the main plot of the story)

I received this book for free from in exchange for my honest review.

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