Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Review: A Stranger's Game by Colleen Coble

A Stranger's Game
by Colleen Coble 

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  A wealthy hotel heiress.

Torie Bergstrom hasn’t been back to Georgia since she was ten, but she’s happy to arrange a job for her best friend at one of the family properties on Jekyll Island.

A suspicious death.

When Torie learns that her best friend has drowned, she knows this is more than a tragic accident: Lisbeth was terrified of water and wouldn’t have gone swimming by choice.

A fight for the truth.

Torie goes to the hotel under an alias, trying to find answers. When she meets Joe Abbott and his daughter rescuing baby turtles, she finds a tentative ally.

But the more they dig, the more ties they find to Torie’s mother’s death twenty years before. Someone will risk anything—even more murder—to hide the truth.

Kritters Thoughts:  Tori Berg is back on Jekyll Island to solve the mystery of her friend's death and maybe heal some old wounds from the sudden death of her mother years ago.  She arrives on Jekyll Island and a local guy who is training sea lions for the government captures her attention and will possibly help her solve the mysteries.

First, let me say I love Colleen Coble.  I have read many of her books and adore her writing, her characters, her plot, but for me this one just didn't really work.  I loved the overall plot as Tori was trying to solve the mystery, but it felt as though with each page something happened that went to the edge of fiction and felt too outlandish and maybe just a bit too much.  I loved Tori as a character and wanted her to solve the mystery, but the things that happened while doing so just seemed to be over the top.  

Even with my "frustrations" with this book, I will keep reading Colleen Coble.  Her body of work is more than my less than stellar feelings on this one.  

Rating: not my kind of read

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Partner in Crime 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.

No comments :

Post a Comment

Back to Top