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Jane Hardy is promoted to the new Chief of police in Pelican Harbor, Alabama after her father's sudden retirement. Jane barely has time to catch her breath when her father is arrested for theft and implicated in a murder. As Jane begins to investigate the wave of crime, she realizes that someone is after her family and they will stop at nothing to make sure that she and her father pay.
Jane and her father left a cult fifteen years ago but, Jane still searches for her mother who refused to leave with them. Reid Bechtol is a well-known investigating journalist who produces documentaries. His latest project is covering Jane's career. Jane is the first female Chief and she doesn't want to be the subject of his documentaries but, the committee who appointed her loves the idea. Jane finds herself leaning on Reid but, Reid is trying to keep distance between them because of a secret. Will Jane be able to find out the truth while they work together to help prove her father's innocence?
I have read a few of the author's books and enjoyed them. While the novel is the first book in the series, I felt like there were portions of the story that could have been more detailed. The plot was predictable but, had a few surprises. While I did enjoy the book, I felt like a lot was going on and felt like I was getting pummeled with details. For example, the part where seemingly out of nowhere Jane goes off to search for her mother during the middle of a murder investigation. I believe the author is trying to build the story for the next book but, I would have preferred if the book stayed more focused.
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One Little Lie
(Pelican Harbor #1)
By Colleen Coble
Christian Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 352 Pages
March 3rd 2020 by Thomas Nelson
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.
Praise for the Book
“Colleen Coble always raises the notch on romantic suspense, and One Little Lie is my favorite yet! The story took me on a wild and wonderful ride.” —Diann Mills, bestselling author
"Colleen Coble once again proves she is at the pinnacle of Christian romantic suspense. Filled with characters you'll come to love, faith lost and found, and scenes that will have you holding your breath, Jane Hardy's story deftly follows the complex and tangled web that can be woven by one little lie.' —Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours
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About the Author
Colleen Coble is a USA TODAY bestselling author and RITA finalist best known for her coastal romantic suspense novels, including The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, Twilight at Blueberry Barrens, and the Lavender Tides, Sunset Cove, Hope Beach, and Rock Harbor series.
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