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Seagrass Pier

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In a secluded corner of Hope Beach, one woman must decipher a stranger’s memories . . . before they cost her everything.

In a secluded corner of Hope Beach, one woman must decipher a stranger’s memories . . . before they cost her everything.

Elin Summerall was one of the lucky ones. Not only did she get a heart transplant, but the donor was a perfect fit. A miraculously perfect fit.

But when Elin begins having violent flashbacks—and vivid dreams of being strangled—she realizes that she has been the recipient of more than just a new heart . . . Elin is remembering her donor’s murder.

Her strange affliction has attracted some unwanted attention: from the press, from the authorities . . . and from the killer himself. Now, living alone with her young daughter and aging mother, Elin is being stalked—by a man she’s only met in her nightmares.

The police are dubious of her story, but one off-duty FBI agent agrees to help her: Agent Marc Everton.

Now, in a remote cottage on Hope Island, Elin and Marc must probe the secrets buried in her borrowed heart. And there’s no time to waste. One man is desperate to silence her—before she remembers too much.

Contributor(s) Colleen Coble
About the Contributor(s) Colleen Coble

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.

UPC 020049137277
ISBN-10 1595547843
ISBN-13 9781595547842
Release Date Jul 1, 2014
Weight (lbs) 0.6600
Height 8.38
Width 5.50
Length 336
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $15.99
Series The Hope Beach Series
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Corinne
Overall Rating
This is the first time I’ve heard of cell memory – where the recipient of an organ seems to recall and dream about things that happened to the donor. In this sorry Elin recalls things about the violent death of the donor of her heart. It’s interesting that the author has Elin’s mother suffering from dementia and losing her memory as Elin struggles as she recalls the memories of another person.
As Elin faces her widowhood, her mother’s illness, and her own confusion, she manages to also to be a single Mom to her little girl. The reader is filled with respect for Elin’s character.
Then there’s the character of Marc – who tries to work past his anger at Elin for denying him the knowledge that he is the father of her child. However, his anger doesn’t prevent him from taking on the responsibility for Elin’s safety and being involved in the life of their daughter.
The characterization is really well done. And there’s the underlying Christian theme of finding our identity in Love. As Elin struggles to come to terms with who she really is, her mother’s wisdom despite the dementia shines through:
It’s how we love, honey. And you love with your whole heart. God shines through you. Don’t ever let that change.”
I enjoyed the twists and turns of the story and the suspense sprinkled with romance and wisdom!
I’ll be looking out for more of Colleen Coble’s books.
I got this book from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest review. (Posted on 1/14/2016)
Review by ChooseWisely
Overall Rating
Seagrass Pier is the third novel in Colleen Coble’s Hope Beach Series. Although it is in a series, it definitely stands alone. I did not feel as though I was missing pieces to the plot because I had not read the prior two books. This story is full of suspense, subtle romance, and some creepy characters. Warning to the easily frightened, this is no bedtime story!

I was truly surprised by my desire to hide under the covers after some of the chapters in this book! I don’t normally read murder mysteries, but the story line and geographical location alone made me want to read it. In this book, recently widowed Erin Summerall is recovering from a heart transplant. While she is grateful for her life, she is uneasy about the nightmares that came with it. The donor was murdered and Erin is seeing life through her eyes. An old friend, and true father of her daughter is a FBI agent who has a vested interest in the case. Together they work to find the murder before it’s too late.

What I love about the story is the high level of suspense and unexpected turns. I was certain I knew who the murderer was, but I was wrong. I am never wrong. There were a few elements to this book I struggled with as I got further along in the story. For instance, so many characters are introduced, so much information is given, and a few too many plot lines exist for my taste. While the side stories are interesting, I found them to be too much.

The good news is, if you love murder mysteries with a side of love, you will likely enjoy this book. I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from BookLookBloggers and the book’s publisher. All opinions are my own. (Posted on 6/25/2014)

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