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Breaker's Reef (Cape Refuge #4)

4.32 of 5 stars 4.32  ·  rating details  ·  3,791 ratings  ·  94 reviews
In the fourth book of the Cape Refuge Series, a teenage girl is found murdered, and the scene matches one in a book by a famous mystery writer who just moved to the island. This murder has a connection to Hanover House, and the residents there might never be the same.
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Published May 26th 2009 by Zondervan (first published 2005)
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Janie Johnson
I got this book through BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review and it is a mystery so I was game for it. However, when I got the book I was not aware that it was book #4 in the series. So that was kind of annoying, but decided to read it anyway.

In this book we have a murder of a young girl that takes place. And ex con, Sheila Caruso, discovers that the man she works for, an author named Marcus Gibson, has a scene in one of his books that mimics the crime scene of the recent murder in

This was a great conclusion for this series! This and the first book were my favorites from the series. This story line held more suspense for me throughout the book. I enjoyed the same characters of course but also the new ones introduced. I love the message of Christ within the pages, even during a murder investigation everyone's lives still continue on. Cade of course is knee deep in tracking down the murderer while trying to live his own personal life. Sheila and Sadie are in this book a lo
What a great ending to the series.

A teenage girl is found dead. Later it comes to light that the crime scene matches the exact scene of a murder story of a famous writer. Then another girl turns up dead and another girl is missing. The dead girl is again found at a crime scene, exactly mirroring the murder scene of the writer's latest book. And Chief Cade is framed.

This book was full of action packed suspense. I love guessing who the culprit is and love it even more when I don't know until the e
Aug 18, 2008 Pilvi rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: nobody
Shelves: crime
I haven't read a book that would be this bad in ages. I managed to make myself read about 180 pages of it. Then I decided to read the end, just to find out who the murderer was. If I could give this book minus stars, I would have given them! The reasons why I hated it, are (not in any particular order):

1. The language used in this book was annoyingly naive or something like that. I don't know who to blame for this: the writer or the translator, but it was something I call "lässyn-lässyn" languag
May 31, 2015 Kelly rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys stories with relationships and mystery
I have been a Terri Blackstock fan for some time. Her books always keep me turning pages and Breaker’s Reef was no exception. I must admit that when I received this book and saw that it is book four of the “Cape Refuge Series”, I thought I might be lost because I hadn’t read the first three books in the series. However, that was not the case. I’m sure that many of the characters are part of the first three books as Cape Refuge is a town, but Ms. Blackstock wrote this book in such a way that I co ...more
Ashley Dawn
Good suspense. When a teenager is murdered, it looks suspiciously like the story of the new mystery writer in town. Still, Cade isn't convinced and since it is his investigation, he looks further. Another teenager is found and evidence then points to Cade as the murderer! A teen girl he knows goes missing and Cade has to find the real killer to save the girl and clear his name.
There was plenty of mystery and suspense through this story. Cade is still a great character. I enjoyed revisiting all t
A teenage girl’s body is found in a boat between Tybee Island and Cape Refuge, mimicking a scene in one of famous mystery writer, Marcus Gibson’s books. Shelia Caruso, his secretary and ex-con, thinks he is eccentric enough to be a murderer but police chief, Matthew Cade isn’t completely convinced Marcus is the murderer. When Cade and Blair Owens, a newspaper reporter, fine another murdered teenage girl and Shelia’s daughter Sadie goes missing, Cade finds himself a suspect when evidence is left ...more
Liz Terek
Cape Refuge may be a small town, but it has some 'big town' problems. In Book 4 of the Cape Refuge series, 'Breaker's Reef', we find the town struggling again with a murder.

Police Chief Matthew Cade finds himself investigating the murder of a young girl found shot & floating in a boat. Meanwhile, he's juggling a new rookie on an ego trip & anxiety over wanting to propose to his girlfriend. Returning character Sheila has continued to battle the demons of addiction & seems to be succee
Lorraine Montgomery
Feb 02, 2015 Lorraine Montgomery rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes a good mystery
Breaker's Reef by Terri Blackstock is the 4th in a series of mysteries in a Christian vein that take place in Cape Refuge. I received a free eCopy of this novel from Book Look Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.

The mystery here revolves around the murder of a bright, bubbly, teenaged girl whose body is found in a rowboat floating between Cape Refuge and Tybee Island, fictitious places in the U.S. state of Georgia. Over-enthusiastic, 19-year-old rookie policeman, Scott Crown (his first wee
Julia Wilson
Breakers Reef by Terri Blackstock is book 4 in the Cape Refuge series, and is another edge of your seat thriller. Chief Cade is called to investigate the murder of a teenager, but then a second dead girl turns up. Both murders are exactly the same as written in author Marcus Gibson's novels and the evidence points to him. Then further evidence appears that implicates Chief Cade himself! Meanwhile a third girl is missing, and reporter 18 year Sadie Caruso, while looking for clues, stumbles into m ...more
Hallie Szott
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Terri Blackstock’s Breaker’s Reef provides another wonderfully suspenseful trip to Cape Refuge. I loved the chance to revisit characters I had grown to love in River’s Edge and see them in the midst of yet another murder mystery. From the start, I thought I had the identity of the culprit figured out and spent most of the book just waiting for the revealing to play out. However, Blackstock proved my original guess completely wrong with a few unexpected
Victor Gentile
Terri Blackstock in her new book, “Breaker’s Reef” Book Four in the Cape Refuge series published by Zondervan gives us another adventure with Blair Owens and Police Chief Cade.

From the back cover: The murders occurring on Cape Refuge mirror scenes in a local writer’s novels. Could the killer be a copycat or the author himself?

When a teenage girl’s body is discovered in a boat between Tybee Island and Cape Refuge, all evidence points to a famous mystery writer who has taken up residence in the sm
Sad when the series came to an end.
This is a time when I wish I could give a book multiple ratings. I gave it three stars for HOW it was written but I would give it four stars for keeping me engrossed. I listened to the first book of the series during a family trip. I found the dialogue a little off-putting just listening to it, and even though months have gone by, I can almost hear the male narrator reading the book in his variety of accents (some were actually quite good.) I guess I find the dialogue less than desirable still.

JoJo Sutis
Wow! What a fantastic thrill ride that kept me guessing until the end!
Though this series was released several years ago, Zondervan has revamped the entire series with new covers and I absolutely LOVE them…after reading Breaker’s Reef, I want to collect them all. Though this book is part of a series, it can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone.
Now about the story…
I loved it! I can’t say enough how much I love it!
The story kept me enthralled and riveted, it kept me guessing- which I love!
There wer
I was given a complimentary copy from the publisher via BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.

I thought it was a little slow at times but the characters, mystery, and message were all compelling. Overall it was a good read. I'll certainly read more of the books in the series.The ending was also a surprise for me. I thought I had it figured out but turns out I didn't.
This is the fourth in the Cape Refuge series.

On the Tybee side of the river, Cape Refuge's newest rookie cop Scott Crown discovered a young local teen girl who was murdered. Causing a stir is a now out-of-print book by a local popular author with a very similar murder scene in it.

To make their work easier and get things done faster, Cape Refuge's police department is being outfitted with up-to-date computer equipment.

The teens at school who previously snubbed Sadie are now acting all friendly
Again I couldn't put the book down. So sad to see this series end. Several reviewers mentioned finding it hard to believe characters could change from what they used to be. Sadly they do not know the transforming power of God and how He can change us!
Libby Sellers
This is the Third in the Cape Refuge series and it was my least favorite of the three. It just felt a little to similar to the other two. Im glad I read it though as I got to have a few loose ends tied up in the lives of the characters I've grown to know. If you have read the first two you'll want to read this one and if you are a Terri Blackstock fan it probably won't be your most favorite but still worth the read.
Awesome book!!! I bought this one a few months back and decided to pick it up the other day. So glad I did. The first 100 or so pages (in large print, so probably 60 in regular print), were kind of slow for me, but after that I didn't want to put it down. Suspenseful murder mystery story of teenage girls who are abducted and the importance of leaning on God in times of turmoil, and in the simple and complex everyday situations we face. There is a powerful message woven throughout the book about ...more
It's been a long time since I have read and not been able to put the book down but that is what happened in this series. I'm not sure why I think I am not an emotional person. I still cry often and am touched when something strikes me or when my heart stirs within me. I found myself particularly moved during a scene in the book when there is a proposal. I found myself welling up with excitement that I could not contain and tearing up with joy for a fictitious character. Lord help the poor soul w ...more
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The fourth entry in Blackstock's Cape Refuge series finds a couple of murders, a new baby and a wedding occurring on the small island, all within a short span of time. Jonathan and Morgan are expecting (their infertility travails are documented in the third entry in the series); Cade and Blair are going to the chapel (theirs is the most realistic romance); and, of course, a mystery. There are a couple of notable plot turns that I didn't see coming and Blackstock explores the concept of what it m ...more
I'm going to miss these characters. If they were real, they'd be my friends. I guessed the solution early on but it was a sweet secondary plot.
This is book 4 (and the last)of the Cape Refuge series. It's a good Christian fiction mystery. I'm looking forward to reading more of her books.
4.5 stars. The story was okay. I got hooked on the romance between the town reporter and chief of police.
This book gets two stars in the true sense of "it was okay." Not good—not bad. Mostly I'm angry, because the killer ended up being a character I liked, and I feel like I was tricked by the author. But maybe I just didn't pay enough attention. But the guy who ended up not being the bad guy still seems creepy to me! Oh well.

This can work as a stand-alone novel. I had no idea it was the fourth in a series.

There are Christian themes throughout, which I didn't expect in a murder mystery! One characte
Lisa Oswald
Simply don't need so much preaching in my murder mysteries, gave up and moved on.
Wishing I had read the first 3, but this was the only one on my Mom's shelf.
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Terri Blackstock is a New York Times best-seller, with over six million copies sold worldwide. She is the winner of two Carol Awards, a Christian Retailers Choice Award, and a Romantic Times Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, among others. She has had over twenty-five years of success as a novelist.

Terri spent the first twelve years of her life traveling in a U.S. Air Force family. She lived
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