About the Book
Book: One Little Lie
Author: Colleen Coble
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 3, 2020
It started with one little lie. But Jane Hardy will do everything in her power to uncover the truth in this gripping new romantic suspense.
Jane Hardy is appointed interim sheriff in Pelican Harbor, Alabama, after her father retires, but there’s no time for an adjustment period. When her father is arrested for theft and then implicated in a recent murder, Jane quickly realizes she’s facing someone out to destroy the only family she has.
After escaping with her father from a cult fifteen years ago, Jane has searched relentlessly for her mother—who refused to leave—ever since. Could someone from that horrible past have found them?
Reid Bechtol is well-known for his documentaries, and his latest project involves covering Jane’s career. Jane has little interest in the attention, but the committee who appointed her loves the idea of the publicity.
Jane finds herself depending on Reid’s calm manner as he follows her around filming, and they begin working together to clear her father. But Reid has his own secrets from the past, and the gulf between them may be impossible to cross—especially once her father’s lie catches up with him.
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Starting off with a dramatic prologue, we are instantly on the scene as a young girl of fifteen is about to give birth. Her parents are there rooting for her and all of this is part of a cult that her family is a part of. From those first few pages I was hooked.
The story picks up 15 years later and that girl is now a woman and a cop. And she's very smart and a tough cookie. Watching her work you would hardly guess her background. But others know, some good some bad.
There is a lot of moving parts in this story. There are what appears to be vigilante murders. Police officers who seem to be hiding things. A father who will not open up to Jane about their past. And a really good looking but annoying documentarian by the name of Reid who will just not leave her alone.
I admit as I was drawn into the intricacy of this well thought out mystery, I had my guesses. I really hoped I was right with some of them. It just made the story deeper and more complicated, in a good way. This is a really good read by author Coble and it was an experience. I am looking forward to the next in this series and seeing how the larger story arc plays out.
I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
About the Author
Best-selling author Colleen Coble’s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has over 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana. You can visit her website at http://colleencoble.com.
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