19 March 2020

One Little Lie | Book Review


It started with one little lie. But Jane Hardy will do everything in her power to uncover the truth in this gripping new romantic suspense.

Jane Hardy is appointed interim sheriff in Pelican Harbor, Alabama, after her father retires, but there's no time for an adjustment period. When her father is arrested for theft and then implicated in a recent murder, Jane quickly realizes she's facing someone out to destroy the only family she has.

After escaping with her father from a cult fifteen years ago, Jane has searched relentlessly for her mother—who refused to leave—ever since. Could someone from that horrible past have found them?

Reid Bechtol is well-known for his documentaries, and his latest project involves covering Jane's career. Jane has little interest in the attention, but the committee who appointed her loves the idea of the publicity.

Jane finds herself depending on Reid's calm manner as he follows her around filming, and they begin working together to clear her father. But Reid has his own secrets from the past, and the gulf between them may be impossible to cross—especially once her father’s lie catches up with him.

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: March 3, 2020



In the small town of Pelican Harbor, Alabama, newly-appointed police chief Jane Hardy must prove her capability in dealing with a vigilante, murder, abduction, and allegations against her father—plus journalist Reid Bechtol, as he films her for a documentary. It’s a lot to handle, even without taking the secrets of her past into account. 

As Colleen Coble’s One Little Lie makes sense of all these Pelican-Harbor happenings, it does feel a little convoluted and just too much. Still, the story unfolds around Jane and Reid with great suspense and mystery (and a bit of romance)—and that ending definitely left me wanting to pick up Two Reasons to Run right away (unfortunately, it doesn’t release until September).

One Little Lie proves to be an entertaining, over-the-top story of secrets, suspicion, and a lie that changed everything. Readers of romantic suspense could very easily enjoy it.


I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Colleen Coble is a USA TODAY bestselling author and RITA finalist best known for her coastal romantic suspense novels, including The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, Twilight at Blueberry Barrens, and the Lavender Tides, Sunset Cove, Hope Beach, and Rock Harbor series.


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