A word of advice: never start a Colleen Coble just before bed! Secrets at Cedar Cabin is no exception! From the opening chapter, our leading lady is surrounded by unanswered questions and secrets. Bailey’s world is shattered when her mother is murdered. She becomes the next target and so she flees to Lavender Tides and her Cedar Cabin, recently gifted to her by her ex-husband. In the first chapter, we are introduced to King, the character behind the murder and his shady world of sex-trafficking and secrets. I love the way Colleen makes her villains multi-dimensional and we get to view the story from their perspective. Our leading man, Lance, is haunted by the disappearance of his sister and, in pursue her case, stumbles onto Bailey. Their interactions allow pieces of the puzzle to start to fall into play and the secrets start to unravel.
This is the third in the Lavender Tides series and I so enjoyed being with familiar faces and watching their interaction with two new characters. As always, the pace is swift, the villains terrifying and the twists unexpected – it’s just wonderful! Such a good suspense novel with large dollops of Godly truths surrounding forgiveness and love mixed in. There is a beautiful romance in here as well, but I admit, the mystery is what kept me turning those pages! It’s a five out of five on the en-JOY-ment scale and highly recommended!
From the back cover:
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.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from Thomas Nelson – Fiction through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.