Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tidewater Inn - Colleen Coble

I truly doubt I got anything done around the house while "Tidewater Inn" was left unfinished -- which wasn't long!  I recommend waiting to start this novel when you have a day to really sit down and enjoy this romance and mystery of a tiny island off the East coast.
The main character, Libby, hears from her business partner Nicole that she recently inherited a property worth over ten million dollars from a father that she had believed to have died over twenty years ago.  She decides to have a "face to face" meeting with Nicole on a beach with a video cam and sees two thugs grab her friend and carry her away.  Nicole's kidnapping rocks the island, and Libby is the main suspect.  It's up to her and her new friend, Alec, to solve the mystery, because the local law support isn't looking any farther than Libby.
As with all of Colleen Coble's novel, the plot grabs you right from the beginning and holds your attention tightly until the very end.  I recommend every single one of her novels.
My only critique is that there were no clues or hints for the reader to build a case against the villain revealed at the end.  When reading a mystery, I prefer for there to be some details sparingly added to the plot throughout the novel so that the reader has a chance (however slight) to solve the mystery.
This was a complimentary copy given to me by the publisher in exchange for an objective review.

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