20 June 2014

Seagrass Pier by Colleen Coble

Don’t miss Colleen Coble's latest release in the Hope Beach series, Seagrass Pier. The book releases July 1st, and Colleen's publisher is offering the ebook at a special pre-order price of just $4.99 between now and June 30th everywhere ebooks are sold.

PLUS... between June 9th and 30th Colleen will be hosting a Kindle giveaway.

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One winner will receive:
  • A brand new Kindle Fire HDX
  • Seagrass Pier and the rest of the Hope Beach series by Colleen Coble
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 30th. Winner will be announced on Colleen's blog on July 1st.


Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning and be sure to stop by Colleen's blog on July 1st to see if you won!

About the Book

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In a secluded corner of Hope Beach, one woman must decipher a stranger’s memories... before they cost her everything.

Elin Summerall was one of the lucky ones. Not only did she get a heart transplant, but the donor was a perfect fit. A miraculously perfect fit.
But when Elin begins having violent flashbacks — and vivid dreams of being strangled — she realizes that she has been the recipient of more than just a new heart... Elin is remembering her donor’s murder.

Her strange affliction has attracted some unwanted attention: from the press, from the authorities... and from the killer himself. Now, living alone with her young daughter and aging mother, Elin is being stalked — by a man she’s only met in her nightmares.

The police are dubious of her story, but one off-duty FBI agent is eager to help her: Agent Marc Everton, the father of Elin’s daughter.

Of course, he doesn't know about that. Yet.

Now, in a remote cottage on Hope Island, Elin and Marc must probe the secrets buried in her borrowed heart. And there’s no time to waste. One man is desperate to silence her — before she remembers too much.

From the start, Colleen Coble’s Seagrass Pier intrigued me. I have heard mentions of donated organ and the unexplained lingering bits of personality – termed in the book as “cell memory” – but I have never before read a book in which a transplanted organ serves as the key to solving a murder mystery. What a novel idea. Combine that with Coble’s typical mixture of suspense and romance and the product is nothing less than a captivating read. I couldn’t put it down. While I admittedly guessed at the murderous culprit early in the novel, the twists and turns kept me questioning and doubting until the revealing and still surprising end.

Coble uses the perspectives of multiple characters to convey her story – a technique I have found, in some novels, to be a nuisance. However, in Seagrass Pier, the multiple points of view do not detract from the plotline. Coble avoids excessive information dumping with each character, providing only the necessary tidbits to keep moving forward. Elin and Marc and their budding relationship still remain at the forefront of the narration, and I quickly got to know and love each of them.

As the third novel in Coble’s Hope Beach series, Seagrass Pier also offers glimpses of characters met in both Tidewater Inn and Rosemary Cottage. Of course, this brought several smiles to my face over the course of the book – I love when books overlap to peek at the lives of previously beloved characters. A treat indeed. Yet, while reading the previous novels helps to enjoy these nuggets, Seagrass Pier can be read and enjoyed easily on its own, like the other Hope Beach novels. So whether or not you have read Tidewater Inn and Rosemary Cottage, I definitely recommend Seagrass Pier – it’s a fun, thrilling read, especially perfect for a summer trip to the beach.

Thanks to Thomas Nelson and LitFuse Publicity Group, I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. Purchase your own copy of Seagrass Pier here and read what others have to say about it here.

About the Author
Colleen Coble has sold over 2 million novels worldwide. Seagrass Pier, the third installment in her acclaimed Hope Beach series, marks a new highpoint for emotion and complexity in Coble's addictive brand of romantic suspense.

Connect with Colleen at her website, Facebook and Twitter.

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