Series: Lavender Tides #3
Published by Thomas Nelson on January 22, 2019
Also in this series: The View from Rainshadow Bay
Also by this author: The View from Rainshadow Bay, Leaving Lavender Tides, The House at Saltwater Point
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USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble delivers her signature blend of romance and suspense when Brenna Fleming flees to a cabin in Lavender Tides only to discover that everything she believed about herself has been a lie.
Six months after her wedding, Bailey Fleming discovers she wasn't really married to Kyle Bearcroft. He's already married to another woman and seems to be involved in a shadowy underworld. Kyle tries to pay her off by putting a cabin located in Lavender Tides, Washington, in her name. She doesn’t plan to accept his bribe but ends up fleeing there after her mother is found murdered and an attempt is made on her life too. Bailey was hoping for a quiet place to figure out who is after her, but she finds the cabin filled with secrets and even more danger.
FBI agent Joe Phoenix has been watching Cedar Cabin in hopes of bringing down a trafficking ring, one he believes has taken his younger sister. He doesn’t know what to make of Bailey’s sudden appearance. Is she part of the trafficking ring or someone he needs to protect? When the danger at Cedar Cabin increases, they have to join forces to save Bailey from the man who would do anything to keep a past murder buried, and to expose a trafficking ring that has enslaved young women, including Joe’s sister.
The investigation is further complicated when Bailey discovers nothing in her life is as it seems—not even her own identity. Everything points back to an earthquake on the day she was born, but why? With lies coming at her from every direction, can she trust anyone, even Joe?
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The Lavender Tides series by Colleen Coble is one I can’t seem to get enough of and what she did with Secrets at Cedar Cabin took me on a journey I didn’t expect.
This has been my favorite series by Colleen Coble so far, I think it largely has to do with the fact that it is the first of her series that I started at the very beginning, but still, it is my favorite. Secrets at Cedar Cabin took me on an unexpected journey as I followed Bailey Fleming as she escapes to a cabin in Lavender Tides. While she is there, Bailey uncovers many secrets surrounding her life and circumstances.
If Bailey’s story wasn’t enough, we meet Lance, an FBI agent who ends up working with Bailey. Lance is on his own mission, to rescue his sister Ava.
As Coble has done with this whole series, she once again transported me to the beautiful landscape of Washington’s coast. She described the scenery so well that I could picture it in my mind.
Coble crafted this story in such a skillful manner. Bailey would uncover a secret about her life, then she would uncover another secret, and another, and another. Just when I thought she had things figured out, she would uncover another secret. Coble wrote this in a way that I felt like I was uncovering the secrets with Bailey, not that I knew what was going to happen before her, which was an element of surprise I enjoyed.
Since there were so many secrets to uncover, it did make the story feel like it wasn’t moving as fast because each of the peaks of the story was a new secret compared to something completely new happening, but I didn’t mind that for this book. Between Bailey’s story and Lance trying to find Ava, this book kept me turning the pages to find out what would happen next.
Once again Coble delivered a great installment in this series.