The second of the Lavender Tides series by Colleen Coble, The House At Saltwater Point follows on from The View From Rainshadow Bay (book review here). Though reading the first isn’t necessary as Shauna and Zach aren’t a large part of this story, I enjoyed seeing how their relationship is developing. Ellie, a house flipper and close friend of Shauna, is the focus of the novel along with Grayson, Coast Guard intelligence officer and Mackenzie, Ellie’s sister.
The book begins as Grayson finds out he’s not who he thinks he is and Ellie discovers Mackenzie has disappeared. Their worlds collide as Grayson suspects Mackenzie of a crime Ellie cannot believe she could have committed. I love the parallel of Grayson coming to terms with who he is as Ellie reframes Mackenzie’s behaviour in an effort to understand it! The intrigue is multilayered from the start and the more I read, the more interesting it became. Once again, I had to read it in one sitting! The twists and turns are surprising, I so love how Colleen Coble writes! Don’t miss out on this great thriller – five out of five!
From the back cover:
The dangerous beauty of Lavender Tides is harboring secrets that reach around the world.
Ellie Blackmore is making a name for herself as a house flipper. But when her sister Mackenzie disappears, Ellie can’t focus on anything but uncovering what happened. Her only clue is the bloodstain on the deck of Mackenzie’s boat. Ellie knows her sister isn’t on the best of terms with her ex-husband, Jason, but he wouldn’t kill her—would he?
Coast Guard intelligence officer Grayson Bradshaw believes Mackenzie faked her own death after stealing a seized cocaine shipment. The problem is convincing Ellie, who seems to view him as the true enemy.
Both Ellie and Grayson want truth, but truth—and family—is often more complex than it first appears. From international terrorism to the peaceful lavender fields of Puget Sound, The House at Saltwater Point is a thrilling race to uncover the truth before it’s too late.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.