The Inn at Ocean's Edge (Sunset Cove, #1) by Colleen Coble

The Inn at Ocean's Edge (Sunset Cove, #1)

Claire’s visit to a luxury hotel in Maine awakens repressed memories, threatening all she holds dear.In 1989, Claire Dellamare disappeared from her own fourth birthday party at the Hotel Tourmaline on the island of Folly Shoals, Maine. She showed up a year later at the same hotel, with a note pinned to her dress but no explanation. Nobody knows where Claire spent that year—and until now, Claire didn’t even know she had ever been missing.But...

Details The Inn at Ocean's Edge (Sunset Cove, #1)

TitleThe Inn at Ocean's Edge (Sunset Cove, #1)
Release DateApr 14th, 2015
PublisherThomas Nelson
GenreChristian Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Fiction, Contemporary, Suspense, Christian

Reviews The Inn at Ocean's Edge (Sunset Cove, #1)

  • Carmen Blankenship
    This is not easy for me. I'm such a fan of books and of the authors who write them. I will always point out the positive when writing a review. The positive points of Colleen Coble's The Inn at Oceans Edge is that the concept of this mystery was a good one. Unfortunately, the execution of it was horrible.Claire heads to Maine to assist her father in merger that they hope will save their hotel. Once she steps foot inside she has a panic attack but...
  • Beth
    Colleen Coble is another author that I’m a little behind the curve on reading, and I hope to remedy that further in the future. The Inn at Ocean’s Edge is only the second of her novels that I’ve read, and while I wasn’t blown away by the other novel, this one was a great suspenseful read. This novel provides really great set up for upcoming books in the series, while still in keeping with what appears to be Colleen’s trademark romantic ...
  • Katherine Jones
    I never like saying I couldn’t get into a novel, especially one like this with so much clout behind it. I want to get hooked on every book I read. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen here.It wasn’t the story itself, which is–in and of itself–intriguing. Rather, it was something, somehow, in the way it was told. Starting, perhaps, with the way that I didn’t feel the author trusted me, the reader, to connect obvious dots. Like in this bri...
  • Cara Putman
    The Inn at Ocean's Ridge is Colleen Coble at her best. The story is richly layered around the theme of what makes us a family. Is it blood relationships? Is it love? Is it something else? Claire Dellamare arrives at Hotel Tourmaline ready to help her father close a merger with another company. But the moment she arrives, she has a flashback or panic attack that sends her running for the ocean. Luke Rocco is in a quandary deciding between staying ...
  • Aerykah
    I love this author-- she's a long-time favorite of mine. Her writing style almost always draws me in from the moment I start reading and refuses to let me go until after I close the book.This book was wonderful! I really enjoyed it. The characters were great and the plot was terrific!However, I figured out too much of the mystery too far before the end of the book. It was still pretty intense, though. That alone wouldn't have made me take the rat...
  • Staci
    This suspense novel was filled with lots of twists and turns. I didn't figure out who the villain was until it was revealed. While the suspense and plot were strong, the romance between Luke and Claire was just o.k. In particular, the endearment "honey" bothered me each time it was used. Do thirty year olds call each other "honey"?Overall, a solid suspense novel. I look forward to the next in the series.
  • Gretchen
    This was by far my favorite Colleen Coble book yet! The suspense was so intense I felt as if I was right there with the characters. Claire was so realistic I felt for her the whole time. I thought that it was interesting that all of the characters said "fudge." I don't think there was anything in this book that I didn't like. Strong reccomendatuon!
  • Rachel B
    DNF'd at 7%.I picked this up for a book club and, to be fair, didn't realize it was a romance. I decided to read it anyway, hoping that the emphasis would be on the suspense/mystery, but I find that I can't get past the characters themselves.So far, everyone seems to be highly successful and beautiful, and the writing is ridiculous. For example, the male lead is in the coast guard and when his appearance is described, these sentences happen: "......
  • Laura
    Title: THE INN AT OCEAN’S EDGE Author: Colleen CoblePublisher: Thomas NelsonApril 2015ISBN: 978-1401690267Genre: Romantic suspenseClaire’s visit to a luxury hotel in Maine awakens repressed memories, threatening all she holds dear.In 1989, Claire Dellamare disappeared from her own fourth birthday party at the Hotel Tourmaline on the island of Folly Shoals, Maine. She showed up a year later at the same hotel, with a note pinned to her dress bu...
  • Jane Stewart
    I enjoyed it even though I did not like the author using heroine stupidity and some lack of logic.The mysteries were good and kept me guessing. I liked the family ties ideas.Wealthy Claire meets coast guard guy Luke. A nice bond develops. They have similar interests - whales and the sea. There is no sex in the book and I’d say no sexual tension, but there is a comfortable romantic relationship developing.(view spoiler)[The main problem was auth...
  • JoJo Sutis
    The Inn At Ocean’s Edge is a mesmerizing, compelling, mysterious tale.As haunting as a Hitchcock, this story will keep you reading late into the night. An eerie beachside hotel, brings back haunting memories for the main character and as the reader, I got to follow in her footsteps as she desperately tried to uncover the truth of the past.Family secrets, mysterious attacks, and murder all lead to the final shocking conclusion.If you are a fan o...
  • Hannah
    4.5 starsHonestly, I think this is Colleen Coble's best plot yet. There are more twists and turns to it than there are chapters, yet it unfolds at an even pace and is not too challenging to keep straight. Claire is an interesting character and easy to empathize with, while Luke is a good steady hero. (His being a Coastie just makes things even better!)Also, I have to add that I found the part about the injured orca, and the facts about them and t...
  • Freda Malone
    This is a really great murder mystery. I was stumped up until I was well past the halfway mark. I tend to fall for the 'coastal' murder mysteries because the terrain, the setting, the characters and lifestyles are so creative and different than my own 'city girl' life. Lots of twists and turns with this novel and you can't seem to catch your breath before another twisted revelation appears as clues are revealed. It left some threads open to inter...
  • Ginger Johnson
    I can't believe all the rave reviews. I only finished it to just finish it! It was so predictable. Not very mysterious for me! Would not recommend and this is the first written review I've done on here. Sorry... Not worth the time.
  • Patty Carpenter
    Horrible. Only finished it because it's short, and I wanted to see if the ridiculous "twist" I guessed in the first 20 pages was actually the way it would go. It was. The dialogue was some of the worst I've ever read.
  • Judy Collins
    A special thank you to Thomas Nelson-Fiction and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. After reading Colleen Coble’s Hope Beach series, was delighted to receive an ARC of THE INN AT OCEAN’S EDGE (Sunset Cove #1). This is one intriguing and complex multi-layered mystery suspense page-turner thriller! Coble is at the "top of her game" with this new and exciting series of lies, dark family secrets, murder, and conspiracy. The...
  • Shondra
    It's been awhile since I have read a Colleen Coble book, but this one definitely had my attention with the ocean and beach theme! Let me first start out by saying...I am so glad this is the beginning of a new series with her! I knew my review date was quickly approaching for this book, but I'd been putting it off because my plate is completely overflowing at this, work, my family, and so on. My husband was going to be gone this past...
  • Brittany
    This mystery grabbed me! And, wow, what a great romance! The Inn at Ocean’s Edge was a great and spooky suspense.I loved Claire and Luke’s relationship story. The attraction between these two made for a great romantic read. I also thought that the tension they both experienced in the beginning of the story, as they realized that they came from extremely different financial and societal positions, added an extra layer of complexity to their ro...
  • Sadie
    This was the first time I've read a book by Colleen Coble. I read it for a book club, and I was happy about stepping outside my normal reading parameters. But, unfortunately, it wasn't as great as I had hoped. The story was interesting, and it made me want to keep reading (which is a good thing!). Overall, though, I thought the story was too outrageous. I felt like I was watching a soap opera. I mean, a hidden kidnapping wasn't enough? Then two d...
  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    Whew! There are some stellar plot twists in this book! I had an idea of how things were going to play out but I did not dream it would go in the directions it did. What a great ride! This entire series is one of Colleen Coble's best to date!! Suspense, romance, faith nudges - all just spectacularly done.
  • Noela
    Awesome book, can't wait to read the next in the series!!
  • Sarita
    I can't believe I waited so long to read another Colleen Coble suspense. The story pulled me in from the first chapter. It was intriguing and filled with a lot of mystery, twists and turns. I did figure out the mysteries and also the villain, but not the villain's motive. Even though I did figure out what is going on, it didn't take away the suspense for me, since the truths were revealed shortly after I figured something out.I enjoyed both Luke ...
  • norcalgal
    WARNING - SPOILERS are in this review!!!The plot of "The Inn at Ocean's Edge" was fairly preposterous - but it still worked for me, up to a point. The story was a little slow to develop, but once the main plot unfolded, the action moved along at a nice clip.The characters were a little flat and one-dimensional, though. I never connected with Claire or Luke. Their romance could have been better developed, but was still OK. Yes, there was some inst...
  • Dana
    This I felt was a mystery within a mystery. Even though I had figured out one of them, I was compelled to keep reading to figure out the other! There were alot of twists and turns and I found it fast moving and didnt want to put it down towards the end. It was filled with mystery, suspense and of course romance, with lots of family drama thrown in. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading the next one in the series! Bring ...
  • Deon
    Kindle edition is FREEMay 9, 2018
  • Pamela
    This is my first book by this author. She writes a,multi layered storyline. It also has lots of sub plots. It made the book more interesting, and also brought a touch of Faith, to the book. This is a clean romance,, with lots of tenderness. I did like some of the character, such as Luke, Megan, Kate, and Claire, and her grandmother , who gave spiritual advice.. There were also nasty characters, some I was surprised by the level of greed, and self...
  • Wendy Sparkes
    Lots of twists and turns in this solid suspense.I loved the inclusion of the baby orca.I was disappointed the Lord's name was used in vain during this story, so I've dropped a star off the rating.Favourite Quotes:“Sometimes we dabble in sin and think it will never come back to haunt us, but it does. It comes back so much worse than if we’d just been honest from the beginning.”“Reach deep to find the bedrock of your faith as the winds begi...
  • Tarissa
    Whew! Talk about suspense! I. am. hooked.Better than your favorite drama TV show.Repressed memories... cold-case murder... missing children... and repeated assault attempts.The plot just keeps twisting! I never could have guessed where it was going next.I am sooo glad this series is being written by a Christian author. I feel like she tactfully handled the 'mature' content with ease, when certain topics arose. One (little) thing that irritated me...
  • Julia Wilson
    The Inn At Oceans Edge is the first book that I have read by Colleen Coble, and it definitely won't be the last. The action gripped me from start to finish. It was one of those books that just had me asking questions all the way through it. and thankfully, I had answers by the end of the novel.Twenty five years before the story opens, Luke and Meg's mother had disappeared. At the very same time, four year old Claire had wandered away from her bir...
  • Kelly Roll
    Unfortunately this book did not work for me. This does not mean that it will not work for you. Many people did enjoy the story and you could be among them.Some of the problems I had with the book ranged from mildly annoying such as stilted dialogue in which one character will basically parrot back the exact phrase another character has used such as “you should have called an Orca rescue organization” “We were going to call an Orca rescue or...