Do you have certain authors you really enjoy? Fellow Hoosier Colleen Coble is one of mine. Whenever I pick up a book she has penned I know that I am in for a treat. Today’s subject is another excellent example of just that.
“Secrets at Cedar Cabin” is a page turning, intriguing tale that had me doing nothing except reading it. It took very few pages to get captured within its tight grasp. This mesmerizing tale is a contemporary Christian mystery packed with action, adventure, and romance. It is 352 pages of emotions that jumped off of the page and right into me.
Author Coble has a smooth style of writing. It is obvious she is a seasoned professional. She is one of the best Christian mystery and romance authors I have found. Her prose weaves a tale that will have readers entertained, guessing, and on the edge of their chairs.
The characters are superb. They are well written, well described, and relatable. It is easy to imagine them in real life. Bailey could have been my buddy. I wanted to help her and many times found myself giving her advice. She was great.
The amount of details is enough to picture the scenarios but not too much to become bored. Dialog is plentiful and realistic. It doesn’t sound stiff. The mention of God and faith is sprinkled throughout the novel. The romance is so good. It has a great love story.
This book is for mature readers because of its subject matter of human trafficking, kidnapping, abuse, murder, and death. It is certainly not a light piece of fluff. The author tackles real life, gritty issues that need to be addressed. After the story look for a note from the author, acknowledgments, eight discussion questions, author’s biography, and advertisements. I love it when the author includes discussion questions.
I highly recommend this novel to mature readers. It would be a superb choice for a reading group. The author included discussion questions, don’t forget. If you are a fan of contemporary, romantic mystery you won’t want to miss this one. Even though it is Book 3, it can be read as a stand alone. I rated it five out of five stars.
A copy was provided from the publisher but I was under no obligation to post a review. These are my own, honest words.
About “Secrets at Cedar Cabin”
From USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble comes the third book in her beloved Lavender Tides series.
Her mother lied about her identity and her husband wasn’t who she thought he was—can Bailey even trust herself anymore?
Running for her life in the wake of her mother’s murder, Bailey Fleming escapes to the only place she can think of—a remote, dilapidated cabin in Lavender Tides. Intending to finally get to the truth behind the lies of her past, Bailey only finds more questions when bodies are discovered near her cabin hideout along with traces of a dangerous human trafficking ring. In an unlikely partnership with FBI agent Lance Phoenix, Bailey races to understand the mystery surrounding her life and circumstances before the murderer tracks her down.
Meanwhile, Lance is determined to rescue his sister, Ava, who was abducted after running away from home as a teenager. An unexpected lead brings him to the remote cabin, and he wonders if Bailey—with her suspicious past and strange connections to his sister’s case—is really who she claims to be and if she can somehow lead him to Ava.
Filled with Colleen Coble’s custom blend of suspense and romance, Secrets at Cedar Cabin takes us back to the evocative landscape of Washington’s coast where nothing is quite as it seems.
“Secrets at Cedar Cabin is filled with twists and turns that will keep readers turning the pages as they plunge into the horrific world of sex trafficking where they come face to face with evil. Colleen Coble delivers a fast- paced story with a strong, lovable ensemble cast and a sweet heaping helping of romance.” —Kelly Irvin, bestselling author of Tell Her No Lies
“Once again Colleen Coble has delivered a page-turning, can’t-put-down suspense thriller with Secrets at Cedar Cabin! I vowed I’d read it slowly over several nights before going to bed. The story wouldn’t wait—I HAD to finish it!” —Carrie Stuart Parks, award-winning, bestselling author of Portrait of Vengeance and Formula of Deception
About the Author:
Best-selling author Colleen Coble’s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has over 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana.