Mallory’s mother died fifteen years ago. But her father’s last words on the phone were unmistakable: “Find…mother.”
Shame and confusion have kept Mallory Davis from her home for the last fifteen years, but when her dad mysteriously dies on his mail boat route, she doesn’t have any choice but to go back to Mermaid Point. Mallory believes her father was murdered and childhood sweetheart Kevin O’Connor, game warden in Downeast Maine, confirms her suspicions. But Kevin is wary of helping Mallory in her search. She broke his heart—and left—without a word, years ago. When Mallory begins receiving threats on her own life—and her beloved teenage daughter, Haylie—their search intensifies. There’s a tangled web within the supposed murder, and it involves much more than what meets the eye. As answers begin to fall into place, Mallory realizes her search is about more than finding her father’s killer—it is also about finding herself again . . . and possibly about healing what was broken so long ago with Kevin. She just has to stay alive long enough to put all the pieces together.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Christian Fiction
Length: Novel, 342 pages
My Review: When Mallory Davis receives a call from her dying father, asking her to find her mother who passed away fifteen years ago, she rushes home to Folly Shoals, Maine for answers. With the help of her former fiancé Kevin O’Conner, she discovers her father has been murdered and a complex mystery shrouds her entire family. As Mallory and Kevin work together to find answers, they must learn to put their past aside and accept their differences.
As always, Colleen Coble delivers an entertaining, page-turning book. This story explores second chances, which most readers will connect with. I loved the setting on coastal Maine, as well as the unique story line. Mallory and Kevin are both complex, strong and loveable characters, who’re supported by equally likable secondary characters. This book was full of surprises and twists that made it impossible for me to put down. I enjoyed that this book included characters from The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, as well as the beloved town of Summer Harbor from author Denise Hunter’s books.
I recommend Mermaid Moon to anyone who enjoys romantic suspense, rejoices in second chances, and loves an unpredictable book that leaves the reader satisfied. I give this book 5 stars!
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
~Candice Sue Patterson (Quid Pro Quills)
For more on Colleen Coble and her books, visit her website at www.colleencoble.com.