Three Missing Days
by Colleen Coble
April 5 - 30, 2021 Tour
gripping romantic suspense series from USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble.
A chilling murder.
Chief of Police Jane Hardy plunges into the investigation of a house fire that claimed the life of a local woman as well as one of the firefighters. It’s clear the woman was murdered. But why? The unraveling of Jane’s personal life only makes the answers in the case more difficult to find.
Her son’s arrest.
Then Jane’s fifteen-year-old son is accused of a horrific crime, and she has to decide whether or not she can trust her ex, Reid, in the attempt to prove Will’s innocence—and whether she can trust Reid with her heart.
Her stolen memories.
Three days of Jane’s past are missing from her memory, and that’s not all that has been stolen from her. As she works to find the woman’s murderer and clear her son’s name, finding out what happened in those three days could change everything. It all started with one little lie. But the gripping truth is finally coming out.
This is the third book in a series and it does not read well on its own. Much of the plot in this book relies on knowing what happened in the previous two. There is backstory added from time to time but readers will not appreciate the issues in this novel without having read the previous ones. You can read my reviews of them: One Little Lie, Two Reasons to Run.
While there are a couple of murders in this novel, the plot deals much more with the past events in the lives of Jane and Reid than it does the current events. There is much about the cults both of them were involved in. In that sense, Jane's personal issues are much more prominent than the police investigation. The investigation into the most important murder is handled by others so we do not see much of the process.
I don't like it when suspense happens because of lack of thinking by the heroes. Jane not answering a call from a friend in a timely fashion when she certainly could have (or let Reid do so since he was along). Also, looking at crucial evidence in an unsecured location and leaving it out in the open. It was no wonder suspense ensued. And then there was Jane thoughtlessly causing noise when they were sneaking up on bad guys. Of course, the bad guys got away.
This is a novel for readers who like one concentrating on relationship issues stemming from previous experiences, especially in the context of family. The strongest aspect of this novel a good exploration of trusting God when things go bad. Jane's faith is not strong and readers experience her struggle over her lack of confidence in God and herself.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Published by: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: April 6th 2021
Number of Pages: 352
ISBN: 0785228543 (ISBN13: 9780785228547)
Series: Pelican Harbor #3 || These books are Stand Alone Mysteries but are better if read as a series!
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