After the death of her mom, and her own life being threatened, Bailey flees to the only place she can think of, a cabin her ex-husband deeded to her. However, the longer she stays there the more questions arise. How is Lavender Tides connected to her mom? What secrets what she keeping from her daughter and why? Why is the FBI in this seemingly quiet town? The further she falls into the mystery the more dangerous it becomes.
This is the first “It” book of 2019 for me. It kept me up late reading, it yanked hard on my emotions, to the point I cried at some spots. This is not a light read. On the contrary, it covers very serious topics- talking with strangers online, child kidnapping, sex trafficking. It is set in a small town where everyone knows everyone, where you would never suspect such atrocities happening. “Not in my town”, “not my neighbor”…. This is a very well-written novel and a very timely subject matter. Colleen Coble wrote this amazingly well.
* I received this book free from Fiction Guild and Thomas Nelson in exchange for my honest review. What I have expressed are entirely my own thoughts and I was not compensated in any monetary way*
My Parental Guidance Rating- PG13 due to subject matter
My Star Rating- ****