Edge of Dusk
by Colleen Coble
July 11 - August 5, 2022 Virtual Book Tour
Nine-year-old Annie Pederson’s life changed the night her sister was kidnapped. The two had been outside playing on a dock, and Annie never forgave herself for her role in her sister’s disappearance. Twenty-four years later and now a law enforcement ranger, Annie is still searching for answers as she grieves a new loss: the death of her husband and parents in a boating accident.
But Annie and her eight-year-old daughter, Kylie, aren’t the only people in the town of Rock Harbor whose lives have been marred by tragedy. While managing the property around the Tremolo Resort and Marina she inherited, Annie discovers a dead body floating in the cold Superior surf and begins to work with the sheriff’s office to tie the death to a series of other mysterious reports in the area.
At the same time, her first love, Jon Dustan, returns after nine years away, reigniting the town’s memory of a cold case he’d been suspiciously linked to before he left to pursue his orthopedic residency. For the sake of her investigation and her heart, Annie tries to stay away. But avoiding Jon becomes impossible once Annie realizes she is being targeted by someone desperate to keep secrets from the past hidden.
In this new series, bestselling romantic-suspense author Colleen Coble returns to one of her most beloved towns, where familiar faces—and unsolved cases—await.
This is the beginning of another series from Coble. I appreciated the setting of Rock Harbor on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with the dangerous Lake Superior and the haunting loon calls. That there will be more books featuring these characters was evident by the abrupt ending where several loose ends are not tied up.
The mystery plot has a dual emphasis. Some of the current events precipitate from an unsolved abduction two decades ago. Other investigations revolve around a more recent event where two young women went missing. Oh, and then there is a man found shot as well. It was interesting to see how Coble wove all of it together. The character development was not as complete as possible, probably because this is an introductory book in a series. I did find Annie's daughter quite irritating, however.
There was quite a bit of information in the book about celiac disease and being gluten free. Coble has been gluten free for some time and shares her recommendations for breads and other foods, both in the narrative and in an author's afterward.
I generally liked the novel and will be watching for the next in the series.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published by: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: July 12th 2022
Number of Pages: 352
ISBN: 078525370X (ISBN13: 9780785253709)
Series: Annie Pederson #1
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(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)