Strands of Truth
Suspense melds with romance as the past meets the present in this engrossing new novel from USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble.
Harper Taylor is used to being alone. Her mother passed away in a car accident when she was an infant, she never knew who her father was, and now even the widowed grandmother who raised her is gone. She’s done just fine investing her ma...more
I've only read one other Colleen Coble book before STRANDS OF TRUTH, but I know for sure, this won't be my last one! She hooked me from the very first page and never let me go!
Colleen sure knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat while reading and I love when an author does that to me. Two women die in very different circumstances twenty years apart. Many years later, during a DNA test, their adult daughters find out that they are half sisters. Can the story ge ...more
Harper wanted to find her family. Her DNA testing brought her to a half-sister Annabelle and the murky darkness of the past where both their mothers had been murdered. Both the women too were in danger as an intruder in ski mask kept trying to kidnap them and kill the others. Ridge, the son of her mentor, soon let go of his b ...more
The writing style was A+ and it was very easy to stay interested in the story, even though I wasn't able to read it uninterrupted and had to take lots of breaks.
All in all, Strands of Truth was very good and I recommend it. Colleen Coble knows how to write good suspense!
*Disclosure of Material Connec ...more
First of all, I have read other Colleen Coble books, and I have never been disappointed. Yes, she writes in several genres of Christian fiction, but you can always be assured that you will read a book with squeaky clean content with a bit of an edge, and you always know that the Christian faith will play a significant role in the characters' development. While ...more
A riveting suspenseful drama with a side of romance, set along the lovely Florida Gulf coast!
Mysterious deaths both past and present seem to be linked together, but without witnesses and missing evidence, the threat continues to grow. Harper just wants a family of her own. Finding a living relative through DNA testing brings on more trouble than she can handle alone.
I liked the unique plot using the mollusk research for pharmaceuticals, and the idea of finding unknown relatives through a DNA te ...more
This is all true of her newest novel, Strands of Truth. I loved the premise from the very beginning, with marine biologists and DNA matches and unsolved murders. With another murder, kidnappings and a little romance added to ...more
Okay, now . . . the setting. The diving and overall setting was super cool to read about, but all the talk about mollusks and pen shells and ...more
Harper Taylor has grown up as a loner having been shuffled from one foster family to another until she finally is taken under Oliver Taylor's wing as a runaway teenager. He pours his love for the ocean and its gifts into Harper and she becomes fascinated with marine biology. But she still longs for a family ...more
The author gives us a roller coaster of emotions here, as humans we tend to cling to our families, but to have none, such a hard thing.
Today’s modern technology gives many new hopes to find their roots, and part of this book is what happens when we find those we are related to.
I didn’t figure this one out ahead of ...more
Harper Taylor and Annabelle Rice both submit DNA in a search for potential family members and find that they are half sisters. Strangely enough their mothers both died under suspicious circumstances when they were babies, without revealing the name of their shared father.
Oliver Jackson is Harper’s mentor and business partner. He is attacked while on a dive with Harper. Oliver’s son, Ridge, isn’t especially fond ...more
I’m kind of known for finding odd things that I pull from books. Sometimes it’s something others can see once I point it out, but other times they just give me that, “Yeah… sorry, don’t get it,” look.
This is probably one of those books. As expected, Strands of Truth begins with high intensity and only lets up now and then for you to catch your breath before pushing you over another hill in the roller coaster car that it is!
Seriously, it has almost everything goi ...more
Legacies are important, as is heritage. We need to know where we come from in order to plot where we are going. Even more important is to know Whose we are.
A mother’s love is a powerful thing. It is protective and caring. If we are denied it as a child, we will lose our anchor in life and be continually searching for that love, never trusting as the foundatio ...more
Harper Taylor hasn't fully trusted others for years. Being shuffled from one foster home to another most of her life prompted her to run away, and then providence provided her with a wealthy, and very loving guardian, whose personal attention gave her the means and opportunity to become a marine biologist. Harper wanted more; she now wanted to locate members of her biological family.
After the results of a DNA test provide the name of ...more
After flipping past multiple pages of praise for this and other books by Colleen Coble, I expected to be entertained and maybe educated along the way.
Unfortunately, this was on the level of a Hallmark Murder & Mystery. Which is fine if you know that going in. There was nothing thrilling or suspenseful or even scientific in this book.
What is that lab supposed to be for if the mollusks are use ...more
The story starts with Harper Taylor who is researching m ...more
Actually I've been a fan since Seagrass Pier.
I loved this book!! The twists and turns will leave u squirming and holding your breath and maybe falling out of bed? Nah!! I didn't want to come up out of this book at all!!
Now, there are some scenes in this book that be like leaving you feeling weird and kind of holding your stomach to protect it.
As far as DNA testing? I've thought about it more than once for my son's sake but it costs too much for me.
Maybe he ca ...more
Harper Taylor is misunderstood. Loosing her mother tragically in a car accident that induced Harper's birth and not knowing her father, she has been wary of what a good relationship looks like. Raised by her grandmother, she lives life guarding her heart. She now has a love for biology research that she is being financ ...more
I am familiar with the romantic suspense genre and I knew that even though events in the story seemed unrelated they would all tie together at the end. However, the motive and the "bad guy" caught me by surprise.
There is a semi-strong faith message, but more ...more
This is a unique book and I so enjoyed reading it!
I have been researching my DNA recently, finding cousins I never knew I had; cousins with memories of relatives I only heard about. Getting to know them through email has been enlightening. So, imagine going through life with no mother or father that you can recall then, as a successful adult, you find through a DNA test that you have a sister you didn't know you had. ...more
Harper’s life has been not been easy ...more
The book opens with a flashback and the f ...more