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Strands of Truth {A Book Review}

**I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley for consideration. Post contains affiliate links. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

Harper Taylor is used to being alone— after all, she grew up in one foster home after another. Oliver Jackson finally took her under his wing when she was a runaway teenager, and now Harper pours her marine biology knowledge into Oliver’s pen shell research. But she’s never stopped wishing for a family of her own.

So when a DNA test reveals a half-sister living just two hours away, Harper is both hopeful and nervous. Over warm cinnamon rolls, Harper and Annabelle find striking similarities in their stories. Is it just a coincidence that both their mothers died tragically, without revealing Harper and Annabelle’s father’s name?

Oliver’s son Ridge still sees Harper as a troubled teen even all these years later. But when Oliver is attacked, Ridge and Harper find themselves working together to uncover dangerous secrets that threaten to destroy them all. They must unravel her past before they can have any hope for the future.

Suspense, romance, and generational secrets meld in this engrossing new novel from USA TODAY bestselling author 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. Connect with Colleen online at colleencoble.com; Instagram: colleencoble; Facebook: colleencoblebooks; Twitter: @colleencoble.

I was first introduced to Colleen Coble through her Lavender Tides series and I was instantly hooked. After finishing that series, I found myself wanting more, more, more... Since then, I have read nearly all of her previous works- both in this romantic suspense genre she's best known for and her earlier historical fiction reads. Every single one is just as good as the other. I can truly say she has become my absolute favorite fiction writer. So, when I say that this might be the best one I've read yet, know that this truly is saying something!

And truly, it absolutely is! Colleen has such a way of grabbing the reader right from the start and keeping us hanging on until the very end and this book was a prime example of that. I truly could not put this one down- reading along even as I cooked! It kept me guessing and wondering, ready to see how it would all turn out. Even as I would think I was beginning to piece things together, there would be another twist or more questions would arise so that I really wasn't quite sure what to expect next! In a murder mystery that spanned across generations, just enough was revealed at a time to keep the reader intrigued...and boy, was I intrigued! I won't give anything away, but trust me this one will have you at the edge of your seat!

But of course, it wouldn't quite be complete without the romance either. I loved getting to know Harper and Ridge's relationship grow as they got to know one another in the midst of the chaos and mystery. Both characters were far from perfect, but this made me root for a happy ending for them all that much more.

Fans of Colleen Coble will absolutely love her latest novel, and won't want to miss it...and those who are new to her work are sure to find themselves an instant fan! Add this one to your 'to read' list ASAP!

Strands of Truth will be available on September 10, 2019. Preorder today!


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