Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Colleen Coble: Beneath Copper Falls

By Kelly Bridgewater

Dana has already learned that love isn’t safe . . . but could it be different in Rock Harbor?

As a 911 dispatcher, Dana Newell takes pride in being calm in tough circumstances. In addition to her emotionally-charged career, she’s faced enough emergencies in her own life. She recently escaped her abusive fiancé to move to tranquil Rock Harbor where she hopes life will be more peaceful.

But the idyllic town hides more danger and secrets than it first appeared. Dana is continually drawn to her new friend Boone, who has scars inside and out. Then she answers a call at her job only to hear a friend’s desperate screams on the other end. Soon the pain in her past collides with the mysteries of her new home—and threatens to keep her from the future she’s always wanted.

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My Thoughts: 

Colleen Coble is an avid writer of suspense and historical novels. Both genres are some of my favorite genres to read, so I'm drawn to Coble's writing in that way. I haven't read all her Rock Harbor series, but the number of them that I have read, I have enjoyed. With her newest installment of Beneath Copper Falls, I didn't feel disappointed.

As a romantic suspense novel, it fits nicely into the genre. From the first chapter, I'm running alongside Dana as she wants to escape Garret and his abusive attitude. While the concept of an abused woman running away from her dilemmas has been done a number of times, I did enjoy that Coble didn't glorify it or hide the truth. She showed the horrors and allowed me to feel bad for Dana as she ran for her life. The suspense was well-written, and I had a hard time putting it down.

The romance between Boone and Dana felt a little different. Both characters have to learn to look  below the surface and learn to accept one another with their faults and learn to love each other. While the romance wasn't the focal point of the story, it did leave a nice sigh after watching the serial killer interact with the storyline.

For fans of the Rock Harbor series, they will be excited to see well-loved characters and see what they are up to. I enjoyed this story and am glad that I read it. Fans of Lynette Eason and Irene Hannon who haven't sampled Coble's writing might want to check this series out.

I received a complimentary copy of Beneath Copper Falls by Colleen Coble from Thomas Nelson publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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