One Little Lie by Colleen Coble: Book Review
About the Book
Book: One Little Lie
Author: Colleen Coble
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 3, 2020
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.
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Ah, Jane and Reid, one of my new favorite couples. They have a long road ahead of them, but I trust Colleen Coble to bring them through. They might be a little worse for wear, but I know they’ll emerge with a stronger faith and a deeper devotion to God and family.
I sense a shift in style happening, or maybe I’m having a weird day. I think I even mentioned something along these same lines before. I can’t put my finger on what’s happening, it’s that subtle, but the winds are changing. The action and suspense are still strong, and the Christian aspect flows, but I think the physical danger might be slightly more breezy than before.
What would happen if you believed in a lie? Well, that depends on the lie, right? Here’s where things fall apart for Jane. For the last fifteen years, she’s been lied to. And as those lies begin to fall apart, everything she knows starts to unravel. What makes this story so meaningful and worthwhile is that everything, every action by the people in Jane’s life, can be traced back to one little lie. That lie might not have directly caused danger and deceit, but what happened because of the lie brought a whole heap of trouble down on Pelican Harbor.
If you’ve ever been lied to, you can easily connect with Jane. And if you’ve ever been tempted to lie to someone, even to spare them pain, this story can show you how a single lie morphs into an entire world of destruction.
This is where I love Colleen Coble’s work. Her ability to twist the entire story into a spiderweb of possibilities while keeping the reader engaged is one of the reasons I always come back to her books. She’s not afraid to hammer down some tough subjects and she does it with dignity for everyone involved.
If you enjoy fast-paced, thrilling action covered with a net of mystery and a hint of romance, you need to check out this new series.
I requested a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
About the Author
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 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana. You can visit her website at http://colleencoble.com.