Seagrass Pier – By Colleen Coble

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In this book, Coble tells the story of Elin, who received a heart transplant from a murder victim. Despite being lucky enough to receive a new heart, Elin begins having vivid dreams and flashbacks of a murder – that of her heart donor.  Although the police are rather skeptical about her visions, she is the recipient of much new attention from the media … and soon realizes she is being stalked by the person who murdered her heart donor.

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I give this book four stars.  I enjoyed it, but not as much as I typically enjoy Coble’s work. I can’t put my fingers on precisely why it wasn’t as beloved as most of her books, but it just took me awhile to get into it and then find my way through it.   I honestly think there was just TOO much going on in this story – so much that it ended up feeling stilted and unbelievable.

The relationship between Elin and Marc seemed a little bit “off” to me for some reason, although I have to say that I really appreciated the depth of the character development and contribution of Elin’s mother to the story.

All in all, this book is definitely worth reading and I enjoyed it. I just wish that Coble had simplified her plotline a little bit and devoted as much attention developing her other characters to the depth that she did Elin’s mother.

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com  book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

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3 responses to “Seagrass Pier – By Colleen Coble

  1. I might just need to check this book out. It sounds intriguing. (-:

  2. Can’t seem to remember my WordPress password. Looks like its a necessity to leave a comment. If you get this it means my old lady memory finally came through. lol.

    I have basically been trying to say I’ve never read a book by Colleen Coble. From your review I gather you would suggest I start with a different book? Then again, I probably should work on the stack of unread books sitting on my desk…staring me in the eye as I type. 🙂

    • I got it!! Looks like I just had to moderate it. So good to hear from you. I do like Colleen Coble and this one was good but there are others I like better. I’ll look at a list and send you a couple of thoughts. What kinds of books are your favorite? (And I can completely relate to the stack of books waiting to be read, but still gathering more!!)

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