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1.14.2018

The View from Rainshadow Bay ~ Review

The View from Rainshadow Bay
A Lavender Tides Novel #1
By Colleen Coble

The cover of this book is so beautiful but looks can be deceiving.

One year ago death changed the lives of many who called Lavender Tides home. The tragic accident that claimed Shauna McDade's husband has estranged her from Zach Bannister. How can she ever forgive the man she blames for Jack's death. She determined to avoid Zach forever, unfortunately, her young son Alex wants to spend time with Zach just like he used to do.

When someone else close to Shauna dies she is convinced this death was not an accident but proving this might be difficult. And when the possibility that Shauna is in danger too surfaces Zach offers his help in keeping both Shauna and Alex safe. And his offer comes just in time.

But the question is who is targeting the citizens of Lavender Tides and why. And when an item from Shauna's past is found Zach and Shauna are convinced that they need to discover more in case this is linked to the present danger. Someone is guarding a secret and they will do anything to keep it hidden

The View from Rainshadow Bay is a book that grabs the reader from the prologue's opening line. One feels the character's growing panic. And the level of suspense continues to build and grow as each chapter slips through one's fingers. I do not recommend reading this book if you have to be somewhere at a certain time (like say work) because you will be distracted by wondering what is coming next. Yes, I picked this book up for a quick half-hour of reading before going to work and regretted it all day because I had to put it down before I was ready to. So be sure to keep this one for when you have a few hours or even a weekend in which to lose yourself between these pages.

As the first book in a new series, I'm anticipating some late night reading in the near future if this book is any indication of how this series will play out. Colleen Coble has created yet another must-read-book.  Get ready for some good old suspense-filled reading!

I was provided a review copy of this book by the publisher through the BookLook blogger program with no expectations of a positive review ~ All opinions expressed are my own.


About the Book:
After her husband, Jack, dies in a climbing incident, Shauna has only her five-year-old son and her helicopter charter business to live for. Every day is a struggle to make ends meet and she lives in constant fear of losing even more than she already has.

When her business partner is murdered, his final words convince Shauna that she’s in danger too. But where can she turn? Zach Bannister was her husband’s best friend and is the person she blames for his death. She’s barely spoken to him since. But right now he seems her only hope for protecting her son.

Zach is only too happy to assuage his guilt over Jack’s death by helping Shauna any way he can. But there are secrets involved dating back to Shauna’s childhood that more than one person would prefer to stay hidden.

In The View from Rainshadow Bay, suspense, danger, and a longing to love again ignite amid the gorgeous lavender fields of Washington State.