Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble – Review


Mallory’s mother died fifteen years past. But her daddy’s last words on the telephone were unmistakable: “Find . . . mother.”

Shame and confusion have kept Mallory Davis from her residence for the last fifteen years, but when her father inexplicably dies on his mail boat course, she doesn’t have any alternative but to go back to Mermaid Point.

Mallory believes her father was killed and youth sweetheart Kevin O’Connor, game warden in Downeast Maine, supports her suspicions. But Kevin is wary of helping Mallory in her hunt. She broke his heart and left—without a word—years ago.

When Mallory begins receiving threats on her own life—and her beloved teenage daughter, Haylie—their investigation intensifies. There’s a tangled web within the supposed murder, and it involves considerably more than what meets a person’s eye.

As answers start to fall into place, Mallory comprehends her search is about more than finding her daddy’s killer—it can also be about finding herself again . . . and maybe about healing what was broken so long ago with Kevin. She just has to stay alive long enough to place all the bits together.
Colleen Coble’s Mermaid Moon, sequel to The Inn at Ocean’s Edge starts with massive intrigue and murder.

Without life insurance. While attempting to sell some of her handcrafted jewelry she receives a phone call from her father. Her already complicated life unfurls into a storm unlike any she has faced.

As she returns home for the first time in 15 years she finds that her heart has never really left, and that someone wants to keep a secret profoundly buried and will stop at nothing to do exactly that. Edge of seat reading.

Set in Folly Shoals and revisiting some characters, It was entertaining to see Claire and Luke settling into life. If you loved The Hostel at Ocean’s Edge, you’ll love Mermaid Moon because there’s another multi-twisted storyline involving homicide. And, obviously, an equally sweet love story.


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