The House at Saltwater Point ~ Review with Author Q&A

The House at Saltwater Point
A Lavender Tides Novel #2
By Colleen Coble

First off this is a Lavender Tides series book - but SURPRISE there are links to both Rock Harbor and Hope Beach (Not saying anything else so as to not spoil the story).

Ellie Blackmore is making a living buying, remolding, and selling homes. Her latest project is going well with another prospect just waiting to be purchased. But when her sister MacKenzie, or Mac as everyone calls her, disappears from her ship leaving only a trail of blood behind Ellie's life is thrown out of whack.

Grayson Bradshaw has just had his own world rocked and add to that he is on the trail of a seized shipment of cocaine that he believes was stolen by MacKenzie. But Ellie is certain that her sister would never do any such thing and no Coast Guard intelligence officer is going to convince her otherwise. And if not for her promise to Shauna Bannister to help Grayson settle in at Lavender Tides on his current assignment. Grayson feels that Ellie's blind trust in her sister is admirable yet misplaced especially as his investigation progresses.

All too soon it appears that something bigger is going on and that the missing cocaine is but the tip of a much bigger problem. But no one is offering anything concrete in the way of evidence. And someone seems determined to end this investigation now even if it means taking Grayson and Ellie's lives to do so.

Character-wise I like most of the characters. Ellie is smart and yet too hard on herself. Grayson seems dedicated to doing his job and feels deeply the current situation he finds himself in with his family. Jason, Ellie's business partner and ex-brother-in-law, one just has to feel sorry for him what with the rotten situation Mac put him in. And then there is Ellie's sister Mac whom doesn't give readers a warm fuzzy feeling as more is revealed about her.

Fans of Colleen Coble's work won't be disappointed in this latest offering that takes us to Lavender Tides, Washington. Romance, suspense, betrayals - yes this one has them all woven together in a story that will hold your attention especially as the danger rises. Perfect reading to beat the summer heat.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher with no expectations of a positive review ~ all opinions expressed are my own.

Book received from the publisher through TLC Book Tours
About the Book:
The dangerous beauty of Lavender Tides is harboring
secrets that reach around the world.

Ellie Blackmore is making a name for herself as a young house flipper. But when her sister disappears, she can’t focus on anything but finding out what really happened. Blood on the floor might indicate that MacKenzie was killed and her body was removed.

Ellie is at odds with Grayson Bradshaw, the handsome Coast Guard intelligence officer who thinks MacKenzie faked her own death and is off enjoying her ill-gotten gains: billions of dollars in cocaine.

They both want the truth, but truth—and family—is often more complex than it may first appear.

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Author Q and A with Colleen Coble:

1) What do you most love about your books - the setting, the characters, or the plot?

I love immersing myself in a new setting. I want readers to imagine themselves experiencing the events with my characters. I always start with setting when coming up with a new book. I research what’s going on in my setting and what’s important to the people there. I look at history and how the community came to be. That’s all important to me.

2) Who has had the most influence on you as a writer?

I’ve been fortunate to have the best editors in the business! I learn so much from them with every book. Amanda Bostic, Amy McConnell Abston, Erin Healy, and Julie Schwartzburg have all influenced me so much!

3) Favorite genre you'd like to have a month-long vacation in and why did you choose this genre?

Suspense of course! I read what I write. I’ve been drawn to mystery and suspense since my first Nancy Drew book when I was ten. ☺
4) What is your favorite go-to book or author when you just want to relax and get away from everything for an hour or two?

My current author crush is Lisa Gardner. The way she weaves two simultaneous plots together into a cohesive whole is magic that keeps me mesmerized.
5) What is the one question you wish you'd be asked and how would you answer it?

Sorry, I can’t come up with that one. ☺

Thanks for taking the time from your very busy schedule and squeezing in this interview, Colleen. If you ever think of a question you wish you were asked let me know.
About Colleen Coble:
USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble has written numerous romantic suspense novels including The Inn at Ocean’s EdgeTwilight at Blueberry Barrens, and Beneath Copper Falls.

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