A Stranger’s Game – Colleen Coble

A Stranger's Game by Colleen Coble
Also by this author: One Little Lie, Two Reasons to Run
Published by Thomas Nelson on January 4, 2022
Genres: Fiction, Christian, Romance, Suspense
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A gripping new stand-alone novel from USA TODAY bestselling romantic suspense author Colleen Coble.
A wealthy hotel heiress.
Torie Bergstrom hasn’t been back to Georgia since she was ten, but she’s happy to arrange a job for her best friend at one of the family properties on Jekyll Island.
A suspicious death.
When Torie learns that her best friend has drowned, she knows this is more than a tragic accident: Lisbeth was terrified of water and wouldn’t have gone swimming by choice.
A fight for the truth.
Torie goes to the hotel under an alias, trying to find answers. When she meets Joe Abbott and his daughter rescuing baby turtles, she finds a tentative ally.
But the more they dig, the more ties they find to Torie’s mother’s death twenty years before. Someone will risk anything—even more murder—to hide the truth.

Action packed and full of excitement, Colleen Coble’s A Stranger’s Game has lots of mystery, suspense, and action. But…it wasn’t quite what I was expecting. Did I like it? Yes! Yes, I did. And I highly recommend it, but I can’t say that it is my new favorite Colleen Coble novel. Torie returns to beautiful Jekyll Island, where she’s not been back to since she was 10 years old. (Why, you may wonder…just give it time, all will be revealed as you read…) This island holds lots of memories for her. Some good, some not-so-good. Her primary reason for the visit now is to investigate the death of her friend Lisbeth. It’s been ruled accidental, but Torie knows Liz would never have gone out into the water like that. So, just what does that mean? And what exactly is going on?

As the story progresses, Torie’s history is revealed, and we learn why this island is such a difficult place for her to be. In addition to the mystery, there is also some romance mixed in. Torie meets Joe and his daughter Hailey, and is immediately drawn to them both…There are plenty of twists and turns, and some of it was just a bit too predictable for me… but then, maybe that’s just because I’ve read a few too many suspense novels! If you enjoy romantic suspense, I highly recommend this story.