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Saturday, October 3, 2020
One Little Lie by Colleen Coble (The Pelican Harbor Series Book 1)
About the Book:
Book: One Little Lie
Author: Colleen Coble
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 3, 2020
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
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.
How far does one lie go? This story, this title gives up that burning question. In a small fictional Alabama town, we are about to find out. This town reminds me of New Orleans, so in my mind,
I put it close to there. Jane, oh Jane. Cults are bad enough,
but it's often a mess, how the past comes back when you
least expect it.
Coble did a good job with the suspense and the plot in this book. I found myself more pulled into it than some of this author's other stories. I read it very quickly, enjoyed the clean read and the faith elements I expect from this author. I did wish it was a tad
deeper, but I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.
"I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own."
About the Author:
Best-selling author Colleen Coble’s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion,
the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the
Booksellers Best. She has over 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail.
Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers.