by Colleen Coble
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Buy the Book: Amazon
Goodreads: Claire’s visit to a luxury hotel in Maine awakens repressed memories, threatening all she holds dear.
In 1989, Claire Dellamare disappeared from her own fourth birthday party at the Hotel Tourmaline on the island of Folly Shoals, Maine. She showed up a year later at the same hotel, with a note pinned to her dress but no explanation. Nobody knows where Claire spent that year—and until now, Claire didn’t even know she had ever been missing.
But when Claire returns to the Hotel Tourmaline for a business meeting with her CEO father, disturbing memories begin to surface . . . despite her parents’ best efforts to keep them forgotten.
Luke Rocco lost his mother under equally mysterious circumstances—at the same time Claire disappeared. After a chance encounter reveals the unlikely link between them, Claire and Luke set out together to uncover the truth about what happened that fateful year.
With flashbacks swimming just beneath her consciousness and a murderer threatening her safety, Claire’s very life depends on unscrambling her past . . . even if her family refuses to acknowledge it. Someone—maybe everyone—is hiding something from Claire Dellamare, and it will cost her everything to drag the truth out into the light.
Kritters Thoughts: The first in a series that takes place in Maine. Claire thinks she is visiting a hotel for the first time and in the first chapter she finds out that she was a news story in this small town in Maine and the story goes from there! At the same time Luke lost his mom years ago and she was never found and maybe with Claire coming to town and new clues coming to life he may find her.
I loved how the different storylines weaved in and out effortlessly. I thought that the author made it so that we flowed from one story to another and they impacted each other so well.
The characters made the book. Claire was great and at first I couldn't believe that she didn't remember all these things from her past, but as the story went on I could understand how she may not remember the things that happened.
I loved that this author is housed in the Christian fiction realm, but this book had a good mystery and didn't feel goody too shoes! It had mystery and truth and drama and I loved it!
Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel
Ebook 2016 Challenge: 2 out of 50