by Colleen Coble
4 out of 5
Reading Seagrass Pier came at a busy time for me and I honestly didn’t know how I was going to be able to get it read on time for my scheduled book review day. I always request hard copies of the books I want to read (always an old-fashioned one), but by some added bonus, I happened to also get the e-book copy. In a quick moment on a random lunch break at work, I opened the Kindle app on my phone (a hitherto hardly even glanced at app) and began reading…and I basically became glued to my phone for the next 48 hours. I read on my 15 minutes breaks, I read on my lunch breaks, I read a couple paragraphs in the bathroom (haha) and I stayed up late finishing it after I got home from work. It was good.
I didn’t realize thought that it was the third in a series (The Hope Beach series) so at times I was a little bit confused as to who was who and what happened when, but aside from that, Seagrass Pier was an excellent execution of a modern mystery novel, coupled with romantic interests woven throughout the story. The writing was superb, characters relatable (even if I think perhaps the main character was a little too nonchalant about a killer stalking her! I’d have been scared beyond the ability to function!) and love story that you knew exactly where it was going but was exactly where you were rooting for it to go. There for a few different story lines and sometimes it felt maybe a little bit chaotic but that didn’t decrease the complete enjoyment that I felt through every turned (or swiped?) page.
My only regret is that I didn't start out with the first book in the series. :)
I give it 4 out of 5.
Thomas Nelson via Litfuse