12 August 2014

Diana's Review of Seagrass Pier by Colleen Coble

Seagrass Pier



Heart-Racing Seaside Suspense!

In Seagrass Pier, Colleen Coble has penned a heart pounding, suspense-filled novel in the lovely, seaside setting of the quaint little island of Hope Beach, North Carolina. Hope Beach is a veritable vacationer's paradise; with its white sandy beaches, roar of the surf, the fresh salty scent of the sea air, and the moon glimmering on the peaks of the whitecaps—but underneath the guise of warmth and beauty lie deadly secrets,  deceit, and murder.

Elin Summerall has been given another chance at life. A young woman named Laura has been murdered and Elin has received her heart in a transplant, along with some of Laura's memories, habits, and violent flashbacks of her murder. Elin, a widow, moves to Seagrass Pier with her mother and her little girl, Josie, to try and recapture some peace and also learn more about her donor in the process.

When Elin begins to receive threatening letters, phone calls, and visits from a stalker who seems to want her dead, a handsome FBI agent from her past, Marc Everton, reappears in her life to help. Marc has more than a vested interest in her and Josie's lives due to a secret Elin has kept from him for almost five years. Can Marc and Elin, along with Laura's memories, put the pieces together before she becomes another of this madman's victims?

Colleen Coble is a master story-teller whose suspense books are guaranteed to keep readers on the edge of their seats, with an adrenaline rush from beginning to end! She is an expert at descriptive imagery, and I could actually see the pounding surf and hear the cry of the seagulls in my mind's eye. There was not just one romance in this novel, but two! – as one of the secondary character's story comes to life as well, and the romantic tension was extremely palatable! There was a surprise twist at the end that threw me for a loop, and lovers of whodunits will be mesmerized; biting their nails well into the night trying to figure out who this crazy stalker is! Nicely done, Ms. Colleen Coble!


This book may be purchased through Amazon, CBD, and your local bookstore.

GIVEAWAY: This week we are giving away a $10 Barnes and Noble gift card. Leave a comment for the drawing.
 

62 comments:

  1. Oh, I think that would be so creepy to have something like that happen to me. Shudder! I'm glad Colleen withholds the stalker's identity. I'm not too fond of books that reveal the villain early and leave no surprises.

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    1. I'm with you, Sylvia. I also want surprises near the end.

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  2. Colleen's book sounds like another must read for me!
    Love the twists, turns and suspense.
    God Bless,
    Cheryl

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    1. That's exactly what I also love in a suspense book. Blessings, Cheryl!

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  3. Great review!I have got to read this book...sounds great.Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I love Colleen Coble! She is another one of my favorite authors. I would love to win this book.
    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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    1. hi Danie, we'll enter you for a chance to win the Barnes & Noble gift card. Maybe you can buy the book from it if you are the winner. Good luck!

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    2. Thank you so much I would love it if I won the gift card.
      oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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  5. I haven't read any of Colleen's books in a while, might be time for a good suspense novel.

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    1. Neither have I, Patty. This sounds like a great read that I must add to my TBR pile!

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  6. Because I enjoy reading books by Colleen Coble, I look forward to reading Seagrass Pier -- especially after this revering review by Diana.

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    1. Diana did a great job, didn't she? I hope you get the chance to read the book, Kaye!

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  7. I LOVE Colleen's books. Have not gotten to this one yet. thanks for your thoughts on it!

    Diane
    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

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    1. Enjoy the book when you get to it, Diane! :)

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  8. I've planned to read this series for a while. Romantic suspense has been my favorite for years, but I've gotten away from it in the last year or so. Seaglass Pier sounds like a book I'd enjoy. I also love the Outer Banks. Thank you for the review.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the review. I have read one of the books in this series and it was great. I'm sure you will enjoy the books in this series, KayM. Blessings.

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  9. Sounds so interesting--and I love the cover!

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    1. I agree - great cover and interesting sounding book!

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  10. Well, for number one, I love that title, number two, the cover, number three - what a great review Diana and number four - if the REVIEW has me swallowing more than normal and a little on the edge, what will it be like to read the book? I've never been one for too much suspense--only because I'm such a sissy--but this might be a need-to-read story! Blessing and favor to you, Colleen!

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    1. I think you will enjoy Colleen's books, Caryl. I didn't find them creepy. ;)

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  11. Cherry ChristensenAugust 12, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Sounds interesting!

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  12. Oh MY...This book looks amazing with everything in it I would enjoy... suspense, romance, quiet little towns. This will be a must read! Thank you for the chance to win.
    Blessings!
    (I guess I should probably leave my info...LOL!)
    Kelly Youngblood
    kelly *at* dkcountryarts *dot* com

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    1. We'll enter you for a chance to win the Barnes & Noble gift card, Kelly. Maybe you can buy the book from it if you are the winner. Good luck!

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  13. Beautifully written review on a topic that has touched so many of us. Eventually we will all know someone who has received a donated organ. This mystery brings up a topic we hesitate to talk about. Does any part of the donor's soul or essence transfer to the recipient? Great premise for a book about a woman we will gladly follow on her journey.

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    1. I can tell you look forward to reading this book, Peggy. I hope you get the chance to do so.

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  14. I love Colleen's books! It would be great to win this gift card, so I can get another of her books!

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    1. You can never have too many can you MEGAN? ;) Blessings and all the best with your entry!

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  15. Great review Diana. Love Colleen's books.... and Seagrass Pier sounds like another MUST read! Would love to be included in the drawing. donna_a_weaver@hotmail.com

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    1. Absolutely sounds like a must-read doesn't it DONNA? :-) You're in the draw!!

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  16. This sounds like a really good book, Diana. I have been trying to win it. No luck with that yet. You did a really good job with your review. Please put my name in and say hello to my OWG friends. Thanks for the give-away. Maxie

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    1. Hello to you too MAXIE!! I agree wholeheartedly about Diana doing a great job with her review!! Well Maxie, your name is in the hat, so here's hoping for a win for you. Bless you!

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  17. Uh oh. Another book to add to my TBR :) You know I love a good suspense!
    Hope you are feeling a bit better, Diana.

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    1. Haha ANNE, I know how you feel! I sometimes wish I had 2 heads to be able to read two books at the same time! ;) I'll be adding this one to my TBR list also. :-) Thank you for your kind wishes to Diana. Blessings!

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    2. If we could only clone ourselves, Noela, think of all the books we could read! :)

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  18. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing!
    Nancycooks4u(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. All the best with your entry NANCY for this amazing book! :-)

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  19. Love the suspense n mystery her book sounds like a good read. Will be looking for it.

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    1. Doesn't it sound like such a fabulous read LEANN?! I love Colleen's style of romance, suspense, and mystery - she does it so well!!

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  20. Seagrams Pier sounds great! I sure want to read it. Thank you for the giveaway.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hope you get to read it then MELANIE! I'm also looking forward to reading this one! :-)

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  21. I love Colleen's books and am eager to read this one! Wonderful review, Diana!!

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    1. Love them too BRITNEY, and can't wait to read this one also!! Diana certainly wrote a beautiful review didn't she?! :-)

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  22. I have GOT to read these books of Colleen's!!! Especially after that review! Wow, a stunningly written review DIANA... And a vacation in paradise, 2 romances, and suspense that'll have you gnawing on your fingernails? You've sold me! ;)

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    1. Thank you, NOELA! After not so great a night, you certainly have made my day! Gotta read this one for sure!

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  23. Thank you for this review! I love Colleen's writing.
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. She's a talented lady that's for sure, AMY! God bless and thanks for coming by to read Diana's review!

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  24. DIANA thanks for this outstanding review, now you have me wanting to rush right out and grab this! Kinda the point, huh? lol :-)

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  25. Thx everyone for your kind words! This Friday will be two weeks since major surgery and I was doing superbly, but had a little setback last night. Prayers appreciated!

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    1. Much love and extra prayers are being sent your way DIANA!! xx

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    2. Prayers continue going out to and for you Diana. Your presence is missed!
      Your friend,
      Vicki

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  26. Seagrass Pier sounds wonderful with two romances and suspense. Flashbacks would be so scary! Please add me.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  27. WOW, Diana!! Wonderful review - thank you!!

    Colleen is one authors whose books I haven't read - I generally prefer more historical books, however, you convinced me with your review that "Seagrass Pier" is one book I need to read. I love beaches and have long wanted to visit the beaches of North Carolina - especially the Outer Banks area. I've often wondered about the possibility of personality/mental transfer through donated organs - sounds incredible, although I've read it really happens. This sounds like one suspenseful story and I love unexpected twists in story lines!!

    Thankful that you've made it through the surgery as well as you have and praying for comfort, peace, a reversal of that setback and rapid, complete healing and recovery. Love and hugs, Diana!!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words of well wishing to Diana, Bonnie. I know she appreciates the prayers. Bless you!

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  28. P.S. Post shared!!

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  29. Sounds like a great book Diana, & as usual, you did a great job of pulling us in, so we want to rush right out & get Colleen's book. Take care of yourself, my friend, as you toss my name into the drawing. ;-)
    Vicki

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    1. Let me toss your name into the drawing, Vicki, so that Diana can take care of herself. :-) Bless!

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