Colleen Coble’s second Sunset Cove novel, Mermaid Moon, lives up to the standard she has set in her other works. Coble combines mystery and danger with romance and solid truth to create stories that not only entertain but also remind or teach readers of what’s most important in this life.
In this particular story, Mallory Davis is forced to return to the home she ran from fifteen years ago in order to investigate her dad’s mysterious death. Her neighbor/best friend goes along to offer moral support. Her 14-year-old daughter complains about being dragged away from her swim team and friends.
Mallory doesn’t expect to stay in Mermaid Point long but quickly learns there’s much more involved in the situation than she knows. When she realizes her life and her daughter’s may be in danger, she determines to stay until she uncovers the truth. Her ex-fiancé reluctantly offers his assistance, not wanting anything bad to happen to Mallory but afraid of having his heart broken by her again.
Along with a great story, this book has some fun surprises. Readers not only get updates on characters from the first book in the series, but they also get to visit, briefly, with a character from another author’s books. I’ll let you see if you can recognize her when you read Mermaid Moon.
I thank Thomas Nelson Publishers for sending me a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for this honest review.