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  1. says:

    A beautiful woman stands by the side of the road barefoot and bleeding a child in her arms Someone just tried to kill her but she wouldn't recognize him if she saw his face She doesn't even remember her own name I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher Thomas Nelson Fiction for giving me a copy of this book35 stars Haven of Swans is the first book I've read by Colleen Coble and I liked it It's Christian Fiction but not overtly so which I liked The message was there but it didn't overshadow the story and wasn't preachy I didn't realize when I reuested this book that it was the fourth book in a series but it didn't seem to matter much It stood on it's own and was a complete story I thought the mystery was ok but there were too many big coincidences and the end felt a little anticlimactic What a way to die though I almost thought it was funny I was also disappointed that I guessed who the killer was pretty early on It wasn't glaringly obvious but I think anyone who reads a lot of mystery will pick up on the little clues that were left here and there The good thing is that I wouldn't have expected the characters in the book to know who it was so easily so I didn't feel like they were dumbed downI'm interested in this author and this series and I'll probably end up reading books from it eventually I would also like to read some of the other books the author has written that are not a part of this seriesJust on a side note here I thought it was an interesting coincidence that I got two different books from NetGalley that I read back to back see The Marsh King's Daughter that were set in the UP of Michigan and they both had covers involving water and were mysteries that featured killersReview also posted at Writings of a Reader


  2. says:

    Sadly I have had to abandon my read of this book I've read 11 of Colleen Coble's books so far and I've thoroughly enjoyed them Yes they are not for the faint hearted They include death murder and disturbing revelations So far I have been able to appreciate the plot for what it is and for the intricacy in combining mystery with romance with a location to 'die for' sorry for the punHaven of Swans begins at a level I have not even encountered before I found it extremely dark and uncomfortable to read and chose for my own sanity to put the book away I do love Christian reads but I think it borders on a story that goes to a place my spirit does not want to dwell If this was a movie I would not choose to watch it Thank you to Netgalley Thomas Nelson for the digital ARC This is my honest review


  3. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book When I read it under the title 'Abomination' in 2007 I am taking away a star even though it deserves it as a book because I seriously dislike this practice of publishers taking a book that was published years earlier and re publishing it under a new title It seems somehow unethical to me Why not just simply re publish the book under it's original title? It's very disconcerting to buy a book as I have in the past only to discover it's a book I've already read just now out with a new title I just don't approve of this Abomination was a great book Colleen Coble does a wonderful job with it It would have stood on its own again under the same title I was given a copy of this book by the publisher via Net Galley My opinion is my own


  4. says:

    I really loved this book You can read it as a stand alone if you want The story is about Eve a woman on the run for a serial killer But there is one other problem She has complete amnesia So she has no clue who she is or why she is chased by the serial killer She comes to live in Rock Harbour a safe haven Or not? I can not tell too much of course But I loved the lesson she learned at the end That home does not have to be in Rock Harbour Home is were you are loved unconditiously


  5. says:

    Colleen Coble is one of my favorite Christian authors for many reasons but mostly because she can draw me into her mysteries faster than I can blink and her characters are so real And this book was no exception The story opens in the killer's point of view Then we're introduced to the main character who doesn't know where she is why she's bleeding from a stab wound or who the little girl is in her arms All she knows is that she's terrified and believes someone tried to kill her A car approaches and she doesn't know whether to run or ask for help The driver could be the person she's running from Thankfully the driver Bree Matthews provides a haven in her lighthouse and protection with her husband and search and rescue dog Samson When another murder happens in the area one done in the same pattern as a wanted serial killer a handsome cop arrives in Rock Harbor to help The refugee who thinks her name might be Evelyn feels an instant connection to the cop Is he the man she's running from or is he connected to the past she can't unlock?This story is full of twists and turns and just when you'll think you know who the murderer is you'll be proven wrong I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys suspensethrillers


  6. says:

    This was my first Colleen Coble book that I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it A true psychological thriller that is fast moving and suspenseful with a touch of drama and romanceThis book takes everyone back to Rock Harbor with Bree Kade and the lovable search and rescue dog Samson as they assist Captain Nick Andreakos in his search for a serial killer who is really into geocaching Coble really has a way of telling a story throughout the entire book I thought for sure I knew who the killer was but as I was lead down another path I had my big jaw dropping moment I am definitely looking forward to reading of her books I want to thank NetGalley and Thomas Nelson for the ARC in exchange for an honest review


  7. says:

    Okay this book was INTENSE I mean it kind of freaked me out a little bit There is this psychopath who is killing young women and thinks God told him to do it I really don't like when people do that I can't stand when God is used to justify evil So that made me sadangry because I know it's a real thing A young woman turns up in Rock Harbor with a two year old child but has no clue who she is Bree picks her up and takes her in They begin trying to uncover anything they can about this mysterious woman Oh yeah and the woman had been attacked But of course she doesn't remember that eitherNick is a divorced cop who is set on the case of solving who is murdering young blonde dancers That's the commonality Another connection pops up Gideon Sir Psychopath is apparently trying to cleanse the world or at least the dance world of abominations following the chapter in Proverbs about six things that the Lord hates seven that are detestable to him Creepy right? Then Nick discovers his ex wife and daughter missing When the bones of a murdered young woman are found the rendering looks exactly like Eve Nick's wife Devastated he turns his search to finding his little girl The trail leads to Rock Harbor where he is shocked to discover that Eve isn't dead The mystery woman is Eve and Terri is actually Keri But the problem is Eve still doesn't remember; at least anything important Not the attack who attacked her nothing Nick has to tell her things but that doesn't jog any memories And Gideon is still after her I never suspected Oliver for one minute Creepy creepy creepy There were some important topics discussed in Abomination especially in Eve and Nick's relationship What's really important? Why do you love someone? Should you try to change someone or expect them to change? view spoiler This sort of reveals a detail of the Hope Beach series too At the end of the book Bree reveals that she's going to have a baby Now I've read the Hope Beach series so I knew that it was going to happen actually twins but I didn't know if Coble was going to reveal it at all in this series hide spoiler


  8. says:

    Terrible book Someone needs to tell this author that if you're going to write a book that involves investigative and police work you should talk to people in that field Her characters are completely umrealistic I didn't believe them at all Awful dialogue And I only made it just over a hundred pages in Don't waste your time


  9. says:

    I hated this book I guessed the supposed twist ending the author did not do enough research to write from police standpoint not to mention all of the glaring errors I could not get past how unbelievable this story is I will probably not read another book by this author that's how awful it was I'm overly sorry I paid for this book at all even with it being in the used book store


  10. says:

    I honestly can’t tell if it was the story or the awful narrator that makes this book 2 star worthy Her reading was far too sing songy and the emotions for many scenes or conversations were all wrong You don’t read a tense moment with a lilt Often she sounded like she was reading a children's story rather than a suspense drama I’ve heard Devon O'Day before and each time I've said something similar I need to make note of her name and avoid future audiobooksThe story was okay and it was nice being reintroduced to old friends from other books by this author but too many things bothered me besides the narrator Early on I guessed Gideon's identity by his age compared to the others presented as possibilities Too easyNow if someone has grabbed you times than you can count and you know someone is hunting you and you’ve had threats of violence mutilation and death and you've seen the killer's handiwork on other women's bodies do you hide yourself and be as careful as possible staying always in the company of your protectors? Or do you go out in public walk places alone go geocaching in the woods so you could be grabbed? Oh of course you ignore all common sense and do the very thing you shouldn’t that might save your life UghThen there was her state police captain husband who says he’s there to protect her but keeps taking off for no especially good reason Each time he leaves something happens How many times does he leave her in danger before he gets it? And her friends who are also concerned for her safety also leave her alone and are delayed long enough for something tragic to happen Ugh x 2Granted these all lend a certain amount of tension and drama but still it’s frustrating to read events like this and not want to shake the characters Plus it all feels so contrivedEven the ending wasn't great It was wrapped up with a bow too easilyNope The execution of what could have been a fairly decent story just didn’t do it for me


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Abomination

REVIEW Î SIGMAENCLOSURES.CO.UK ´ Colleen Coble

't recognize him if she saw his face She doesn't even remember her own nameA suburban cop surveys a kitchen in disarray a woman and child missing a chilling note This crime scene is unlike any he has ever seenThe man who calls himself Gideon waits and plans He sees himself as a destroyer of evil one who rids the world of abominations He has already killed five He will kill. This was my first Colleen Coble book that I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it A true psychological thriller that is fast moving and suspenseful with a touch of drama and romanceThis book takes everyone back to Rock Harbor with Bree Kade and the lovable search and rescue dog Samson as they assist Captain Nick Andreakos in his search for a serial killer who is really into geocaching Coble really has a way of telling a story throughout the entire book I thought for sure I knew who the killer was but as I was lead down another path I had my big jaw dropping moment I am definitely looking forward to reading of her books I want to thank NetGalley and Thomas Nelson for the ARC in exchange for an honest review

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Again And somewhere in the wilderness in a secret geocache near where the wild swans gather lies the unspeakable clue that links them all together Michigan's rugged and beautiful Upper Peninsula is the setting for this absorbing tale of love and loss beauty and terror grievous sins and second chances A deftly woven thriller from the popular author of the Rock Harbor novel. Terrible book Someone needs to tell this author that if you're going to write a book that involves investigative and police work you should talk to people in that field Her characters are completely umrealistic I didn't believe them at all Awful dialogue And I only made it just over a hundred pages in Don't waste your time

REVIEW Î SIGMAENCLOSURES.CO.UK ´ Colleen Coble

Crackles with an ominous electricity pulling you inside the mind of a killer who is terrifyingly twistedterrifyingly real The pages will race by as you read but I guarantee your heart will race even faster TL Hines author of Waking LazarusA beautiful woman stands by the side of the road barefoot and bleeding a child in her arms Someone just tried to kill her but she wouldn. A beautiful woman stands by the side of the road barefoot and bleeding a child in her arms Someone just tried to kill her but she wouldn't recognize him if she saw his face She doesn't even remember her own name I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher Thomas Nelson Fiction for giving me a copy of this book35 stars Haven of Swans is the first book I've read by Colleen Coble and I liked it It's Christian Fiction but not overtly so which I liked The message was there but it didn't overshadow the story and wasn't preachy I didn't realize when I reuested this book that it was the fourth book in a series but it didn't seem to matter much It stood on it's own and was a complete story I thought the mystery was ok but there were too many big coincidences and the end felt a little anticlimactic What a way to die though I almost thought it was funny I was also disappointed that I guessed who the killer was pretty early on It wasn't glaringly obvious but I think anyone who reads a lot of mystery will pick up on the little clues that were left here and there The good thing is that I wouldn't have expected the characters in the book to know who it was so easily so I didn't feel like they were dumbed downI'm interested in this author and this series and I'll probably end up reading books from it eventually I would also like to read some of the other books the author has written that are not a part of this seriesJust on a side note here I thought it was an interesting coincidence that I got two different books from NetGalley that I read back to back see The Marsh King's Daughter that were set in the UP of Michigan and they both had covers involving water and were mysteries that featured killersReview also posted at Writings of a Reader

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  • Abomination
  • Colleen Coble
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  • 02 April 2017
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About the Author: Colleen Coble

USAToday bestselling author Colleen Coble lives with her husband Dave in Indiana She is the author of dozens of novels including the Rock Harbor Series the Aloha Reef Series the Mercy Falls Series the Hope Beach Series the Lonestar Series and two Women of Faith fiction selections Alaska Twilight and Midnight Sea She has than 2 million books in print