Wednesday, February 25, 2009

On My Nightstand - Without a Trace by Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble's book, "Without a Trace," is the first installment of the Rock Harbor Series. Set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the story is a wonderful mixture of romance, suspense, and mystery.

Our heroine, Bree Nicholls is devastated when her husband and son are in a plane crash. As part of a canine search and rescue team, she's frustrated at her lack of success in locating the downed plane.

As if her own troubles weren't enough, a murder sets the town of Rock Harbor into shock. The people wonder about the killer living among them. Will he or she strike again?

One of the things I liked about this story was I couldn't figure out whodunit. The author sprinkled throughout the story, but in such an artful way that it was difficult to connect the dots. When the identity of the killer dawns on Bree, I experienced her horror and dismay.

Yup, folks, I was up until 1:00 A.M. finishing this book. It's a good thing the next day fell on the weekend. I'll be looking for the other books in this series. I'm thrilled I've found another great mystery/suspense author. Way to go, Colleen!

By the way, you can't click on the book cover.


Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Sounds exciting! Thanks for letting me know about it. I'm going to buy a copy and let you know how I liked it.

Jessica Nelson said...

Ooh, I love it when a book keeps me up late!
I always hear about Coble but haven't read one of her books yet.
Sigh. So many good books and so little time.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

Yeah, it was a real page-turner. With limited time, it's a challenge to get to all the books I want to read.

Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Donna -

The author will be happy, and I know you'll enjoy it. :)


quietspirit said...

I have read this series. I liked the story. I need to read it again but I haven't gotten to the library in a long time. Too much going on.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit -

This book really hooked me. I can't wait to get the rest of the series and anything else Colleen has written.

One of the problems with reviewing books is the need to give a wide range of authors and genres. I can easily get absorbed by one author if I like their work.

Susan :)