Book Description: Mallory’s mother died fifteen years ago. But her father’s last words on the phone were unmistakable: “Find . . . mother.”
Shame and confusion have kept Mallory Davis from her home for the last fifteen years, but when her dad mysteriously dies on his mail boat route, she doesn’t have any choice but to go back to Mermaid Point.
Mallory believes her father was murdered and childhood sweetheart Kevin O’Connor, game warden in Downeast Maine, confirms her suspicions. But Kevin is wary of helping Mallory in her search. She broke his heart and left—without a word—years ago.
When Mallory begins receiving threats on her own life—and her beloved teenage daughter, Haylie—their search intensifies. There’s a tangled web within the supposed murder, and it involves much more than what meets the eye.
As answers begin to fall into place, Mallory realizes her search is about more than finding her father’s killer—it is also about finding herself again . . . and possibly about healing what was broken so long ago with Kevin. She just has to stay alive long enough to put all the pieces together.
My Thoughts: At first I didn't understand the title to this book, Mermaid Moon seemed like it might be a moon with a special meaning but no, Mermaid Moon is named after a place Mermaid Point in Maine.
This is the second book in the Sunset Cove series. And packs quite a punch.
As the story begins we find that Mallory has been away from home for fifteen years. Mallory decides to go back to Mermaid Point because she believes that her father was murdered. And when she gets home her childhood sweetheart, Kevin O'Connor confirms her fears.
As Mallory begins to search for answers...including the mystery of her father's last words to her, "Find . . . mother."
What a read!
The cat and mouse game, the twist and turns in this suspense read are all trademarks of Colleen Coble's great writing.
Even though Mallory went home to find answers to her father's death, she ends up finding out more about herself and the man she left behind.
I loved this read...I hope you will check it out, too!
*This book was provided for review by The Fiction Guild of Thomas Nelson*