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Mermaid Moon

(Sunset Cove #2)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  2,985 ratings  ·  387 reviews
Mallory’s mother died fifteen years ago. But her father’s last words on the phone were unmistakable: “Find . . . mother.” Shame and confusion have kept Mallory Davis from her home for the last fifteen years, but when her dad mysteriously dies on his mail boat route, she doesn’t have any choice but to go back to Mermaid Point. Mallory believes her father was murdered and ch ...more
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Published January 12th 2016 by Thomas Nelson
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Erin B. I really enjoyed this story! Mallory and Kevin are likable and relatable characters, the plot is's a great book!…moreI really enjoyed this story! Mallory and Kevin are likable and relatable characters, the plot is's a great book!(less)
Stella Potts Sunset Cove is the name of the series. The Inn at Ocean's Edge is Book #1 and Mermaid Moon is Book #2.…moreSunset Cove is the name of the series. The Inn at Ocean's Edge is Book #1 and Mermaid Moon is Book #2.(less)

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Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a new author for me. I literally picked this book off the shelf at my library and figured I would give it a go. The beginning was a bit slow for me but soon picked up as soon as Mallory went to her hometown. This book was fun! Murder, money, beaches, unknown family life, a crazy adoption... All of it added up to make a great book. I am excited to read more of Coble's books. They're a nice cup of warm cocoa to read. Good for the soul. ...more
Mermaid Moon is a solid second book in the Sunset Cove series, but for me, a little less enjoyable than the first book. I’m not sure what was different for me in regards to the action, but the story seemed to start off with a bang, and then slowed down. Perhaps this isn’t really a critique of this book, but rather a testament to how much I did like the first book in the series and found the mystery to be utterly enthralling. The mystery here is still good, but not quite as layered and dynamic as ...more
Linda Strong
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mallory Davis hasn't been home in 15 years. But the phone call she receives from her father ... his last words ever spoken ... were Find ..Mother. But her mother died 15 years ago.

Even though law enforcement is calling her father's death on his boat an accident, she believes that he was murdered. The man she nearly married all those years ago, Kevin O'Connor, now a game warden, happens to agree with her.

A series of strange events puts everyone on edge. Her house is broken into ... her father's h
4.5 stars
This mystery may not have as many twists and turns as the first book, but it's just as hard to figure out. I really liked Mallory as a character, and it was fun to have so much of Claire, Luke, and Kate from book 1. (I'd recommend reading this series in order, as this book has a few major spoilers for the previous book, and some character relationships/history makes more sense through that book.) It was truly interesting to have a game warden hero; I haven't seen that used much in myste
This book is very good, I will say that. It kept me interested and excited to read more, even though I did figure out some of the mysteries before they were revealed. And I have my suspicions, anyway, that the author maybe wanted us to figure out some of this stuff before the characters did. Maybe that's not true... but I really didn't see how anyone could have read this book and not at least have some pretty accurate suspicions about some things.

I loved the characters! And the storyline was ver
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mermaid Moon is a great addition to the Sunset Cove series. It can stand alone from book one in the series, but there are some crossover characters that make appearances in this book so it is fun to have read book one, The Inn at Ocean’s Edge.

The romantic tension in this story was fabulous! Mallory and Kevin have some serious and painful history to overcome, yet the sparks of attraction began early on in the book. I loved the progression of their relationship and the hurdles they had to overcome
Cara Putman
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Mallory left home 15 years and hasn't looked back...until her father calls her as he's dying. His words make no sense, but she is compelled to go home. Then someone breaks into her home on the mainland and it doesn't feel safe to go back there, yet someone is out to get her on the island, too. In the midst of it all she has to confront the love she left when she abandoned the island. Kevin has his own set of baggage, including parents who blame Mallory for his choices. Both Mallory and Kevin hav
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
Another solid suspense novel by Colleen Coble.
Cheryl Baranski
Best book ever by Colleen! Mermaid Moon by: Colleen Coble
Mermaid Moon is book two in A Sunset Cove series by Colleen Coble. This is the book book that Colleen has ever written. She sure knows how to capture the reader and draw them into the book right from the start. I was sitting on the edge of my seat all the way through this book. I didn’t want to put this book down! Characters that are so captivating. The love, passion, determination, stubbornness of the characters capture you. You will be r
Andrea Cox
This suspense story was filled to the brim with mystery, intrigue, high stakes, and a twisty plot. It kept me riveted from the first chapter.

I enjoyed the mother/daughter and father/daughter relationships in this novel. Each held its own special something, and it was fun to see the interactions each had.

It’s not every day that I read a book that features a young blind girl, but it was really great to see this sort of disability highlighted. It was wonderful to watch the girl’s journey with her s
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good romantic suspense!

I am realising very quickly that Colleen Coble has her own signature in her writing and that is that her novels are fast paced with lots of twist and turns. I think this is my favourite thing about her books lots going on with quick suspenseful plots.

I didn’t enjoy this as much as the first book in the series but it was still very engaging with twist and turns that had me guessing until the end.

I love the cover!

5 stars to Devon O’Day for an excellent and engaging aud
Caitlyn Santi
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
While I've read and enjoyed a couple of Colleen Coble's books in the past, this was my first time reading one of her romantic suspenses. But I was offered it to review so I figured I'd give it a try and boy am I glad I did! This book was SO good, the suspense was absolutely non-stop and I had no idea who the villains were or what their motivation was, with as many romantic suspense book as I read it's hard to keep me guessing but Ms. Coble did it with this one, kudos to her! Where do I even begi ...more
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
WOW! Colleen Coble is one of my go-to romantic suspense authors for a reason! Between Mermaid Moon and The Inn at Ocean’s Edge (the first book in the Sunset Cove series), I have been spellbound for the past two days & on the edge of my seat from the suspense! (How many more exclamation points can I use in this paragraph?!?)

The action started almost immediately and barely allowed me to catch my breath until the end. A doozy of a plot twist (or two… or three) kept me guessing in Mermaid Moon even
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another winner by Colleen Coble!
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mermaid Moon is book two in the Sunset Cove series by Colleen Coble. One afternoon Mallory received a phone call from her father asking for help. First-person Mallory called was her childhood friend Game Warden Kevin O'Connor to check on her father. However, Game Warden Kevin O'Connor found her father dead on his boat. At first, law enforcement decided Mallory's father's death was an accident. Mallory did not believe that verdict and started to investigate herself with the help of Kevin. Mermaid ...more
CD {Boulder Blvd}
May 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: s-bv-library
Although I gave the first book int series 3 stars, this book didn't work for me at all. None of the characters captured my interest and the plot fell flat. Although I usually like second chance romances, these two felt very juvenile in their back and forth emotions. Keeping their history and the reason for their breakup a secret from the reader lasted way too long and I wasn't really sure why it needed to be so slowly revealed. It detracted from the actual suspense plot which never reached it's ...more
Jul 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
I received a free copy of this book at RT16.

Reading through Mermaid Moon I was deciding between three and four stars, but then I got to the end and it became a two star book.

The heroine, Mallory, gets a call from her father as he's dying on his boat. She calls her ex-fiancé, who is the local game warden and the first line of the law, and asks him to check up on her father. Kevin does and calls the sheriff. The sheriff thinks it's a accident, but Kevin doesn't. It looks like the boat has been sea
Kelly Bridgewater
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have read a good bunch of Colleen Coble’s writing, so I know what to expect when I approach any of her romantic suspense. For the most part, I truly enjoy her unique stories with their unique settings. Not one of her series really ever takes place in the same town, which I truly enjoy. As for Coble’s second installment in her A Sunset Cove Novel series with Mermaid Moon, I enjoyed the mystery.

I enjoy stories in series that bring back characters that I have come to know and enjoy spending time
Kay Defreese
May 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Mermaid Moon is the second in the series Sunset Cove. When you pick up and read a Colleen Coble novel you come to expect that it will be suspenseful and full of twists and this book did not disappoint. The book caught my interest from the first few pages when Mallory's father is found murdered on his boat. Mallory returns to the town and immediately her life and those she loves is in danger. She reconnects with a Kevin, a former boyfriend from her past. They have a painful history that they have ...more
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh. Mercy. Oxygen mask required for this breathtaking read! Suspense on top of suspense and the romance...five star swoonworthy! This author never disappoints, but she outdid herself with Mermaid Moon.

So -- the mystery -- incredibly intriguing. Coble kept me riveted trying to follow all the clues. Love the clever way she lines the story with subtle hints that gradually come together as the tale progresses. I created one hypothesis after another in my armchair sleuthing attempts to figure everyt
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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This is the second book in the Sunset Cove Series and I read it back to back. I am really enjoying this series and can't say enough good things about it. In addition to Mystery, Suspense and Romance it had a great message about forgiving one another or others and also forgiving yourself for any past mistakes or regrets. I loved the symbolism at the end of letting go.

Mermaid Moon had a lot of mysteries that you were strung along with and the whole time you were trying to figure out who dunnit, o
Maureen Timerman
Dec 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Mermaid Moon is the second book in this series and I recommend that you read the first, equally excellent, but this book can stand-alone.
Can you imagine getting a call from you father as he is dying? Then trying to reach him as fast as you can, with the hope that you can save him. This is basically what happened to Mallory fifteen years ago, and now she is returning home under similar circumstances. Last time she felt responsible for the death of her mother, and now her father’s last words were
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
MERMAID MOON is another winner from award winning romantic suspense author, Colleen Coble. I enjoyed getting to know Mallory and Kevin. Kevin was a dear, kind man, devoted to his job, his blind daughter and Mallory. The story was fairly predictable (I figured out who the real mom was early on) but not the dad, nor the reason for the mystery until near the end. I would've liked to have seen more of Sadie in the story, too. However, that said, I did enjoy reading MERMAID MOON and while it wasn't m ...more
Rebecca "Rebaka" Lewis
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kept me guessing till the las chapter. Colleen's novels are so descriptive you feel as if you are a character in them. ...more
I enjoyed the second book in the Sunset Cove series. You can read this as a standalone, but if you want to read the series, it would be best to read book 1 first since there will be spoilers in book 2 for mysteries in book 1.

I found book 1 to be a lot more suspenseful than Mermaid Moon, but I was kept guessing right till the end and my guess of who the bad guy was was wrong, so I liked that I was kept in the dark. I liked the romance between Mallory and Kevin, especially because there was a hist
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Clean, well written read of romance and suspense. Five stars.
Kim Bruce Daniel
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed reading the 2nd book in this series. Very suspenseful & I didn’t know what was going to happen next. I couldn’t put the book down. Can’t wait to start the next one!
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble is the second book in the Sunset Cove series but it can be read as a stand-alone.
Once again Colleen Coble has written a fabulous contemporary murder mystery novel with a hint of romance. I was certainly hooked from the beginning.
Fifteen years previously Mallory left her home town following her adopted mother's death. Now she returns with her daughter Haley in tow as well as her friend and neighbour Carol, as Mallory's father turns up dead in suspicious circumstances
Jalynn Patterson
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Mallory’s mother died fifteen years ago. But her father’s last words on the phone were unmistakable: “Find . . . mother.” Shame and confusion have kept Mallory Davis from her home for the last fifteen years, but when her dad mysteriously dies on his mail boat route, she doesn’t have any choice but to go back to Mermaid Point. Mallory believes her father was murdered and childhood sweetheart Kevin O’Connor, game warden in Downeast Maine, confirms her suspicions. But Kevin is wary o
Jan 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Mermaid Moon is the second book in the Sunset Cove series, where the Maine coastline provides a beautiful and rugged setting for these books, perfectly conveying the danger and turmoil of the stories.

Unfortunely, I didn't enjoy Mermaid Moon as much as I did the first book, The Inn at Ocean's Edge. I didn't connect as easily with the characters or the story. However, Mermaid Moon does bring the same mix of romance and suspense that the first book did, with the same sort of twisting and interconne
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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 more than 2 million books in print.

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