Monday, February 26, 2018

The View From Rainshadow Bay
by Colleen Coble

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 336
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  After her husband, Jack, dies in a climbing incident, Shauna has only her five-year-old son and her helicopter charter business to live for. Every day is a struggle to make ends meet and she lives in constant fear of losing even more than she already has.

When her business partner is murdered, his final words convince Shauna that she’s in danger too. But where can she turn? Zach Bannister was her husband’s best friend and is the person she blames for his death. She’s barely spoken to him since. But right now he seems her only hope for protecting her son.

Zach is only too happy to assuage his guilt over Jack’s death by helping Shauna any way he can. But there are secrets involved dating back to Shauna’s childhood that more than one person would prefer to stay hidden.


Kritters Thoughts:  A widow still trying to move forward, a friend who feels at fault for the death and some quick mysterious deaths start this book in an interesting spot.  A mystery/thriller with a complete women's fiction turn, this book is perfect for a reader of women's fiction who wants a little more in their books.  

Shauna was such a great character.  I loved having her as the guide through this story, she was such a real character and I loved the range of emotions in this book.  My favorite thing is when I wish that a character were real and I could become friends with her, I felt this way about Shauna.  

I have read quite a bit of Colleen Coble and whether you like the story or not her writing is nice and easy to read.  It is easy to get into the story, but also the perfect read if you have a few distractions to easily put down and pick back up again later.  Her writing time and time again is just smooth and makes me enjoy an afternoon with her story.

After finishing this book and thinking about it, I have to say I felt as though the book revved up really fast.  It almost went from 0 to 80 in 2 seconds and I felt a little out of control.  It took a bit for me to settle in and enjoy, almost like too much happened too quickly!  In the end, I would say I loved it, but I would have loved a little more in the beginning.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel (and I think one is coming!)

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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