I have loved Colleen Coble’s books for a long time. She writes gripping romantic mysteries that pull me deep into the setting and the characters’ worlds. There is always so much going on that it keeps me engaged in the writing. I think Mermaid Moon is Colleen’s best book to date.
Mallory left home 15 years and hasn’t looked back…until her father calls her as he’s dying. His words make no sense, but she is compelled to go home. Then someone breaks into her home on the mainland and it doesn’t feel safe to go back there, yet someone is out to get her on the island, too. In the midst of it all she has to confront the love she left when she abandoned the island. Kevin has his own set of baggage, including parents who blame Mallory for his choices. Both Mallory and Kevin have unresolved issues they must confront while Mallory tries to stay alive.
I enjoyed the mystery and the twists and turns. What kept me coming back was wondering whether Mallory would find answers to all her questions and whether she could accept the ones she found. Her world is completely upended even as she reaches a point of coming home.