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Review: The View from Rainshadow Bay

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Review: The View from Rainshadow Bay

The View from Rainshadow Bay by Colleen Coble
Reviewed by: Pam Graber
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: January 23, 2018

The death of Shauna McDade’s husband, Jack, in a rock climbing accident, caused a rift between Jack’s best friend, Zach Morrison, and Jack’s whole family. Shauna hasn’t spoken to Zach in the year since the accident, and Zach has ramped up his adventure-seeking to dangerous levels. When she asks him to step in and take her son, Alex, on the church’s father-son hike, he starts to have hope. Those hopes are dashed when she makes certain he knows that she’s only asking because Alex begged her to. She hates trusting him with the life of her son.

When Shauna’s business partner’s house explodes moments after he gave her a box to deliver, she is certain he’s been murdered. She recognized the sound of a bomb going off from her days with the Navy. Could the box have anything to do with it? When the box is opened and she recognizes her own deceased mother’s necklace inside, she begins to wonder how all of this ties in with her mother’s death, and the disappearance of her two younger siblings. Her father is so drunk most of the time that he couldn’t possibly know. Or could he?

Shauna’s only hope to protect herself and her son appears to be moving into Zach’s home until the killer is caught. As she and Zach follow every small clue, can they find those who want her dead before they find her? How long can they work together before Shauna sees that Zach’s guilt is misplaced, and that her anger with him is also misplaced? His willingness to step into harm’s way for her and her son goes a long way toward mending the rift between them, but how can they evade a danger they cannot see, and one that’s closer than they think?

Colleen Coble’s romantic suspense books have long been favorites of mine. It seldom fails that whoever I have picked as the “bad guy” may be bad, but they’re not the key to safety for the heroine and hero. This book kept me guessing until the very end, which I call a win in the suspense genre.

Suspense lovers will definitely enjoy this book, and the romance that develops between Shauna and Zach is pretty sweet as well.

Rated PG: Several murders occur in this one, and many attempts are made on Shauna’s life. I don’t think this is suitable for young kids.

Reviewer’s copy was provided by the Publisher via NetGalley. Thank you!

 

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