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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.
Praise for the Book
“Colleen Coble always raises the notch on romantic suspense, and One Little Lie is my favorite yet! The story took me on a wild and wonderful ride.” —Diann Mills, bestselling author
“Colleen Coble once again proves she is at the pinnacle of Christian romantic suspense. Filled with characters you’ll come to love, faith lost and found, and scenes that will have you holding your breath, Jane Hardy’s story deftly follows the complex and tangled web that can be woven by one little lie.’ —Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours
This was one of those stories that compelled me to keep turning the pages. There were so many questions to be answered and lots of secrets to be uncovered. I really liked the pull of the suspense.
Jane’s background, surviving a cult, was interesting and unusual. I liked how her feelings about the church were realistic. Having been surrounded by false teaching early in her life, she was skeptical of every church and even God Himself. Watching her learn a different side to the God she thought she knew made me feel hopeful for her. She was confident and strong despite what life had thrown at her.
Reid came along with his share of secrets but a little further down his path with God than Jane was. It made for a good match between them. His background gave him a good understanding of Jane’s struggles. His feelings for her made him want to help her on her faith journey.
The chemistry between Jane and Reid was there and I enjoyed the suspense, but I have to admit that I was disappointed with the ending. Realistically I understood why it ended as it did, but even though there was resolution to many of the questions, I felt like I was left hanging. I need to read the next book in the series to get the closure and ‘happy ever after’ that I like in romance.
What I enjoyed most about this book:
Jane and Reid’s characters and the page turning suspense.
What I didn’t like about this book:
Would I recommend this book to others? Yes, but not as a standalone story. The suspense was good and the characters enjoyable. This is the first book in the series. I’m looking forward to the second one.
Note: I received this book complimentary as a participant of the Prism book tour. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed are my own.
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