An excellent start to a new series. Edge of Dusk by Colleen Coble is the first installment in her new Annie Pedersen series. Annie had a lot to deal with: a murder in her community, personal issues with her daughter, and the sudden reappearance of her first love. All while searching for her sister who’d been kidnapped more than two decades before.
You’ll like Annie. She’s just a woman trying her best to handle the basket of things life has handed her. She’s doing a great job of trying to live the best life she can in spite of the hard things she’d experienced in her life.
Jon was a great male lead. He recognized where he had gone wrong with Annie and tried to do everything in his power. I liked that he didn’t try to downplay his responsibility in their breakup. At the same time, he wasn’t pushy. He simply showed up and did what needed to be done.
There were several stories layered throughout this book one of which is what on earth happened to Laura?
Readers will get a complete story in Edge of Dusk though there are some storylines that were not wrapped up. This is a great start to a new series and I’m intrigued to learn more about Annie and Jon’s story.
Readers will be reminded that God doesn’t waste the bad things that happen to us. Adversity makes us stronger when we turn to Him in our trials.
If you enjoy the woman in peril, second chance, or secret baby tropes you’ll enjoy Edge of Dusk. I received an advanced reader’s copy from the publisher through NetGalley; a positive review was not required.
About Edge of Dusk
Even though secrets lie off the coast of Rock Harbor, the truth will set Annie Pederson free—if it doesn’t kill her first. Return to the beloved town of Rock Harbor in the first installment of a new…
Even though secrets lie off the coast of Rock Harbor, the truth will set Annie Pederson free—if it doesn’t kill her first. Return to the beloved town of Rock Harbor in the first installment of a new series by bestselling suspense author Colleen Coble.
Nine-year-old Annie Pederson’s life changed the night her sister was kidnapped. The two had been outside playing on a dock, and Annie never forgave herself for her role in her sister’s disappearance. Twenty-four years later and now a law enforcement ranger, Annie is still searching for answers as she grieves a new loss: the death of her husband and parents in a boating accident.
But Annie and her eight-year-old daughter, Kylie, aren’t the only people in the town of Rock Harbor whose lives have been marred by tragedy. While managing the property around the Tremolo Resort and Marina she inherited, Annie discovers a dead body floating in the cold Superior surf and begins to work with the sheriff’s office to tie the death to a series of other mysterious reports in the area.
At the same time, her first love, Jon Dustan, returns after nine years away, reigniting the town’s memory of a cold case he’d been suspiciously linked to before he left to pursue his orthopedic residency. For the sake of her investigation and her heart, Annie tries to stay away. But avoiding Jon becomes impossible once Annie realizes she is being targeted by someone desperate to keep secrets from the past hidden.
In this new series, bestselling romantic-suspense author Colleen Coble returns to one of her most beloved towns, where familiar faces—and unsolved cases—await.
• First installment in the Annie Pederson series:
• Book One: Edge of Dusk
• Book Two: Dark of Night (available January 2023)
• Book Three: Break of Day (available July 2023)
• Includes cameo appearances from beloved characters in Colleen’s Rock Harbor series
• Includes discussion questions for book clubs
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About Colleen Coble
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 4 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is the CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana. Visit her website at http://colleencoble.com.
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