Thursday, September 14, 2017

Blog Tour: Beneath Copper Falls by Colleen Coble

Author: Colleen COble
Publisher: Thomas Nelson 
Date of publication: July 11, 2017

Dana has already learned that love isn’t safe . . . but could it be different in Rock Harbor?

As a 911 dispatcher, Dana Newell takes pride in being calm in tough circumstances. In addition to her emotionally-charged career, she’s faced enough emergencies in her own life. She recently escaped her abusive fiancé to move to tranquil Rock Harbor where she hopes life will be more peaceful.

But the idyllic town hides more danger and secrets than it first appeared. Dana is continually drawn to her new friend Boone, who has scars inside and out. Then she answers a call at her job only to hear a friend’s desperate screams on the other end. Soon the pain in her past collides with the mysteries of her new home—and threatens to keep her from the future she’s always wanted.

Beneath Copper Falls
is the 6th book in the Rock Harbor series.  It's the first one I have read from this series, but not the first from this author.  I thought it stood up well as a stand alone.  There were characters mentioned from previous book, but I never felt like I was missing anything. I think anyone could come into this series at this point and be fine.

This story involves Dana who escapes  an abusive relationship and returns home to start a new life.  A close friend of hers, Allison,  is murdered while searching for answers in her cousin Renee's death.  Dana and Boone, Renee's brother, set out to solve both mysteries. Taken as a straight suspense story, I enjoyed the story.  I did figure it out about halfway through.  There were a lot of clues that pointed you in the direction of the killer, you just have to pay close attention.  So, the ending wasn't a huge surprise.  Despite that, I did enjoy the way the mystery was laid out and enjoyed taking the journey with the  characters as they put together the clues.

The romance for me was the weakest part of the book.  I never really felt the connection between Dana and Boone.  It was almost an after thought and could have been left out.  I also didn't like the way Dana was nonchalant about Garrett.  She left an abusive situation where he attacked her in her car days before she left.  She never reported it to the police and she was s a 911 dispatcher.  When she gets to Rock Harbor, she doesn't lock her car door because it's a "safe town".  Her reactions really didn't make sense for a woman who fears her abusive ex will find her.

I do recommend this one.  It was a good suspense story with a touch of romance thrown in to the mix.

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About Colleen Coble

USA TODAY bestselling 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. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana.
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Colleen Coble’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, August 7th: Splashes of Joy
Monday, August 14th: By the Book
Tuesday, August 15th: Mel’s Shelves
Wednesday, August 16th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Friday, August 18th: Read Till Dawn
Monday, August 21st: Reviews from the Heart
Wednesday, August 23rd: Reading is My SuperPower
Thursday, August 24th: Empowermoms
Thursday, August 31st: Just Commonly
Friday, September 1st: Just One More Chapter
Thursday, September 7th: Jathan & Heather
Friday, September 8th: A Chick Who Reads
Monday, September 11th: Write Read Life
Tuesday, September 12th: Kritter’s Ramblings
Wednesday, September 13th: Steph the Bookworm
Thursday, September 14th: From the TBR Pile
Friday, September 15th: Book Reviews and More by Kathy

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book for the tour.