Silent Night by Colleen Coble is an epilogue of sorts to Coble’s Rock Harbor Mysteries Series. I haven’t yet read that series, but recognized the main characters, Bree and Samson, from their appearance in Tidewater Inn, the first book in Coble’s new series. Though I haven’t read the Rock Harbor series, this novella was a complete story all by itself. I never once felt lost, and, in the few cases when Coble referred to previous stories, she didn’t seem to give anything significant away. I’ll definitely want to go back and read those books someday.
In this very short story, Bree’s sister-in-law comes to visit a few weeks after a young woman goes missing and is presumed to be dead. On the day of Laurie’s arrival, a young man is killed in a parachute accident. While attempting search and rescue, Bree finds Laurie in the woods. As the investigation into the young man’s death reveals a connection to the missing woman, Bree becomes concerned about Laurie’s part in the two events.
I enjoyed reading this story, meeting Bree’s family and friends, and learning the truth about Laurie. If you’ve read the Rock Harbor series, you’ll want to read this novella to see what’s next for Samson and Bree. If you haven’t read the series, you still may enjoy this story. I most definitely did.
I thank Thomas Nelson Publishers for sending a complimentary eCopy for this honest review.