About the Book
Book: Strands of Truth
Author: Colleen Coble
Release Date: September 10, 2019
Harper Taylor is used to being alone—after all, she grew up in one foster home after another. Oliver Jackson finally took her under his wing when she was a runaway teenager, and now Harper pours her marine biology knowledge into Oliver’s pen shell research. But she’s never stopped wishing for a family of her own.
So when a DNA test reveals a half-sister living just two hours away, Harper is both hopeful and nervous. Over warm cinnamon rolls, Harper and Annabelle find striking similarities in their stories. Is it just a coincidence that both their mothers died tragically, without revealing Harper and Annabelle’s father’s name?
Oliver’s son Ridge still sees Harper as a troubled teen even all these years later. But when Oliver is attacked, Ridge and Harper find themselves working together to uncover dangerous secrets that threaten to destroy them all. They must unravel her past before they can have any hope for the future.
Suspense, romance, and generational secrets meld in this engrossing new novel from USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble.
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I’m a longtime fan of Colleen Coble’s, and was very excited to hear of this one!
Right from the start, I found it to be a riveting suspense novel. It’s of a completely different nature than other books I’ve read by this author. But I liked it nonetheless.
The action began immediately, and it just kept going. It kept me reading and turning pages just as fast as possible….Harper is alone in the world, and has always wanted to find her family. So she looks into finding a match for her DNA, and gets to know a half sister. No more has this happened than she is being targeted… for…?? and by whom??!! Could this be a coincidence? Well, because it’s a suspense novel, the easy answer is No, of course not!
I liked it because DNA and tracing one’s roots has always been intriguing to me.
I really liked the twists and turns this story took.
The whole idea of silk strands from mollusks was also quite fascinating to me. I liked reading about the process of having beds to raise these shells, and I was glad to see the process of it explained a bit. I could’ve handled even more details about how they were going to do research, their lab, etc., but I realize probably not everyone is as crazy for details like I am!
I also liked the way the past and the present were brought together. It was so neat to read about Harper’s and Annabelle’s moms, learn their stories, see similarities, try to figure out what had happened way back there, and how it was connecting to the present day storyline.
I was, however, suspicious early on, of who the bad guy might turn out to be. There were numerous clues given, and I always find it fun to try and figure out which ones are thrown in as red herrings, and which ones are the real deal.
I kept reading, and really just enjoyed the whole story, because I had no idea how it would all come together. Ms. Coble is a master at creating suspense novels.
The romance part of this story was sweet. To think that Ridge had hated Harper for so long, he sure came around. I really enjoyed seeing the progression, of their characters, and their relationship.
If you like suspense novels, you won’t want to miss this one!
Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255
About the Author
Colleen Coble is a USA TODAY bestselling author and RITA finalist best known for her coastal romantic suspense novels, including The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, Twilight at Blueberry Barrens, and the Lavender Tides, Sunset Cove, Hope Beach, and Rock Harbor series. Connect with Colleen online at colleencoble.com; Instagram: colleencoble; Facebook: colleencoblebooks; Twitter: @colleencoble.
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