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Cold Truth

(Cold Harbor #2)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  635 ratings  ·  67 reviews
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When research chemist Kiera Underwood receives a cryptic phone call about her twin brother, she tries to contact him to no avail. Her twin sense tingles, warning her that something is wrong. When he doesn’t return her call, and the manager at Oceanic Labs claims he didn’t come into work that day, she heads to Cold Harbor. But when she arrives in town t
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Published April 2020 by Edge of Your Seat Books, Inc. (first published December 2017)
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Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Woohoo!!!! Back in Cold Harbor with this second book in the series and it's just as good as the first one! No surprise with Susan Sleeman as the author. I love the way she builds a team full of heroes and heroines so easy for a reader to love. Camaraderie and friendship -- these Blackwell Tactical professionals work well together and they know how to get things done.

The action scenes are a choreography of perfection. I got such a visual of everything happening that it was like watching a movie.
Susan Snodgrass
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Susan Sleeman is the go-to author for Inspirational romantic suspense. Seriously, the woman hits the ground running with the thrills and doesn't let up till the end! I don't know how in the world she keeps coming up with such original story lines and such great characters! The reader is invested in her stories from the first page and the action just keeps racing toward the finale every single moment! Then there's the wonderful inspirational theme also. Love all her books and highly recommend the ...more
Julie Graves
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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When Kiera gets a phone call from a person with a disguised voice claiming to have her twin brother Kevin held hostage she rushes to Kevin's house to find him. It turns out Kevin has disappeared and his work is claiming that he has stolen a biotoxin that he was working on. Blackwell Tactical has been hired to find Kevin. Cooper Ashcroft is on the job when Kiera is almost run over by an ATV. Rescuing her and taking her to their training compound does not mean that they trust Kiera to not be invol ...more
Suzie Waltner
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Want to know what I like even better than an alpha hero? A woman who is a good match for him. In the second installment of Susan Sleeman's Cold Harbor series, readers get both.
Kiera Underwood is an intelligent woman, so when she gets a mysterious phone call, she knows something isn't right and heads to the Oregon coast to try and locate her twin brother. There she runs into Cooper Ashcroft, a man who saves her but neglects to tell her he's investigating her brother.
The attraction between Cooper
Stella Potts
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book in spite of the fact that I had a hard time liking the female main character. Kiera Underwood’s twin brother is missing and suspected of stealing a chemical mixture from the lab where he works. She gets involved with Blackwell Tactical operative Cooper Ashcroft in the investigation. Kiera is suffering from a childhood where she was coddled by wealthy parents and especially her mother who hovered over her, so now she doesn’t want anyone to tell her what to do. She wants to be in ...more
Lisa G. Hudson
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

From start to finish, Cold Truth (Cold Harbor #2) is an adrenaline rush! Kiera Underwood’s twin brother, Kevin, is missing. She receives an eerie phone call inviting her to play a game. Soon she discovers he has been kidnapped and has been accused of stealing a biotoxin. How can she convince Blackwell Tactical that she is NOT involved in the theft or in the disappearance of her brother. The team is going all in to find her brother and prove his innocence - particularly one of the
Sandralena Hanley
The hero, Coop, was not likeable. He had serious trust issues. Fine for those who like enemy to lovers trope. Just like I didn't like Gage in the first book of the Cold Harbor series.

I'm reading her Nighthawk Security series simultaneously, and I like all the characters and story lines better.
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely LOVING this series!
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kiera’s brother goes missing. What could have happened to him? Who would take a chemist and why? Read more to find out the mystery!
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cold truth has chemistry in more ways than one!

It's a game nobody wants to play...a stolen biotoxin, her twin brother 's disappearance, and now threats against her! Chemist, Kiera Underwood leans on Blackwell Tactical member Cooper Ashcroft to help her find her brother. Lots of twists and turns. A great series on special ops/law enforcement trainers ( Blackwell Tactical) that step in as a team when needed. I loved the twin chemists storyline. These could be read as standalone books, but start wi
Valri Western
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series just keep getting better and better! It's only the second book in the series and I can't imagine how good the next books will be! Susan is a fantastic writer and her story lines and characters keep you on the edge of your seat! Her books are THAT good! I loved revisiting Blackwell Tactical - the group of men and women who are former law enforcement personnel or military with some kind of injury which forced them to "retire" from that service so they now provide "crime fighting" in ot ...more
Nov 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
COLD TRUTH is the 2nd book in this exciting series and even if you missed book one, this stands alone.

Coop is a man's man, gruff, grunt-y, and more than a little abrupt. It's his way, no highway option. Kiera, as a chemist, is super smart, scientifically, bur not so much otherwise. The two made for an interesting couple. Both of them needed to learn people skills.

The premise was good, unique, and page-turning. I can't wait to catch up with this team again in book three. Ms. Sleeman is a favorite
Glenda Parker
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My review today is on the thriller, Cold Truth. This is the second book in the series Cold Harbor. I really enjoy Susan's writing and I thought this was one of her best stories. The story is well written, action packed, and full of suspense. As always Susan weaves her faith throughout the story like a well woven tapestry. I know you are going to love it. I really enjoy how we visit characters from the first book. That's something Susan usually does and I really like that.

Chemist Kiera Underwood
Deana Dick
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love reading books in a series because you get to know the characters better. In this second installment we are introduced to Kiera. She is one fierce person. When she receives a mysterious call about her brother, she goes into full rescue mode. She doesn't believe what he is being accused of and sets out to find him.

Coop was one of my favorites from the first book and he is front and center in this story. Coop and Kiera don't see eye to eye on things and she sure knows how to hold her own wit
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cold Truth, book two in Susan Sleeman’s Cold Harbor romantic suspense series, dives into the world of science, kidnapping, and cold, hard facts. Security firm operative Cooper Ashcroft believes the evidence: an employee of a research company has disappeared with a deadly bio weapon. But when Chemist Kiera Underwood receives a ransom demand, she is determined to prove her brother is actually a victim.

Though unwilling to trust each other, Coop and Kiera must work together to find both her brother
The start of this book is perfect in that I love a story to catch my attention quickly. When Kiera gets a phone call from someone disguising his voice and claiming to have her twin brother, Kevin, her immediate response is to think that someone is playing a joke. But after not being able to reach him by phone, she hurries to his house. Nothing. Her next move is to call then go to his place of work.

She discovers that Kevin has disappeared and his work is claiming that he has stolen a biotoxin tha
Yvonne Cruz
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book of Ms Sleeman’s series Cold Harbor, and another engaging Christian romance suspense story .
What I admire about the author is how she gives us not only a complex plot but also characters that have many layers.
The storyline centers around a brilliant chemist, Kiera Underwood, whose twin brother has disappeared and has probably been kidnapped and former Army Ranger Cooper Ashcroft, who works for Blackwell Tactical group. Blackwell has been hired to find a missing toxin and
Patricia Bradley
Apr 28, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't certain I'd have time to read a book this week, but Tuesday night I just had to read a bit and picked Cold Truth, planning to read just a page or midnight I forced myself to put the book down and get some much-needed rest!
I loved this story. Susan Sleeman did a great job with the characters. I liked Kiera's determination to find her brother and prove he wasn't guilty of murder and stealing the toxin. The villain was very clever, and it was hard to figure out how the theft went
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cooper and Kiera begin as an unlikely match. He's out to find her brother on behalf of his client. She's out to find him because he's her twin and he's missing. While Coop saves her life within the first moments of the book he doesn't come clean that he's working the other side of the case.
Blackwell Tactical is a civilian group of former military heroes. They work hard to help people in their time of need, often providing security, most certainly solving life's mysteries.
I enjoyed this story a
Marilyn Johnson
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book two in the Cold Harbor series. It is a stand alone book, however you get to know the entire Blackwell Tactical team better by reading them all.

Cooper Ashcroft, Coop, is a handsome complicated man, He likes to keep his feelings all inside, yet when Kiera Underwood becomes a suspect/target he finds himself confused.

Kiera is not sure what to make of Coop, but when she must rely on him to help find her brother, she is not sure she is up for the emotional rollercoaster this will bring.

Debora Wilder
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an intricately woven romantic suspense novel!

The main characters are extremely well developed. They both have issues with trusting others that keep cropping up and causing friction between them. I love the fact that the main characters from book one appear in supporting rolls in this story. We have a chance to peak in and see how their lives are progressing.

The plot is fantastic. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing, and turning pages.

I’m looking forward to se
Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Prepare yourself for nonstop intrigue and suspense with a little romance thrown in if you read Cold Truth, which you definitely should do. This book captured my interest from the first page and wouldn’t let go until I’d finished it. Susan Sleeman is very adept at creating multi-layered characters and captivating settings which, combined with her knowledge of law enforcement and detective work, make for a highly engrossing story. The main characters, Coop and Kiera, are engaging, relatable, and v ...more
Stephanie Allen
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love playing games, but I definitely would not want to play the game that Kiera was forced to play in order to save herself and her twin brother. Kiera does not want to play the game either, but realizes she must if she ever wants to see her brother alive again. What follows is a thrilling story filled action, suspense, sinister twists and turns, and a touch of romance. Both Coopp and Kiera have major trust issues when it comes to relationships, but they both realize that they have to trust in ...more
Cheri Swalwell
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cold Truth, the second in the Cold Harbor series, was just as good as the first. I love how the author integrates all the different characters from each series into each of the books of that series. I feel as though I’m part of a family, not just reading about different individual’s lives and their issues. This book grabbed me from the beginning and held on through the bitter end. I love how it was all wrapped up; yet can see where the third book can begin because I’m already invested in other m ...more
Carolyn Hutson
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love a book that grabs your attention from the beginning and doesn't let up! The suspense is riveting and the chemistry between the two characters is so real you'll think you're watching it play out in front of you! Who could have kidnapped Kiera's twin chemist brother and what kind of game are they playing? Kiera gets help from Blackwell Tactical who was already looking into the disappearance but they aren't convinced that Kiera isn't involved in the kidnapping and theft of a biotoxin. Trust ...more
Sep 18, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Keira and Cooper....I liked the continuation of the cold harbor crew. I didn't fully love these 2 characters. Coop was so hung up on a rich girl who "broke hie heart" bc she choose her money over him. I get that except at one point he even says he was dating her to prove to himself he was good enough or could. That's not love. Not even a little. So for him to be so hung up over it was his pride and how he viewed himself, not a broken heart. Keira was alright. I also didnt quite understand why he ...more
Cold Truth grabbed me from the first line and never let go. The suspense, the angst, the attraction between Kiera and Coop, the faith journey of the couple, the tightness of the Blackwell Tactical team, and the mystery of who was behind the murder and theft kept me up way too late! Susan Sleeman does an excellent job of combining all of those elements to give her readers an extremely well-written book.
I highly recommend this book to romantic suspense readers. In fact, I recommended it to my mot
This second book in the Cold Harbor series once again focuses on one of the Blackwell operatives, Cooper Ashcroft. Kiera Underwood disccovers her twin brother, Kevin, is missing and is being accused of stealing a biotoxin from the Lab where he worked and authorities suspect the Kiera may have colluded with him. Blsackwell Tactical has been hired by the company to find out the truth. Will romance bloom as Cooper and Kiera work together to find Kevin along with the toxin?

Fast moving, page turn sus
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like this book series. Research chemist Kiera Underwood receives a cryptic phone call about her twin brother. When she cannot contact him she races to find him. What is going on? Coop from Blackwell Training saves her when someone tries to run over her. What is happening? Will she be able to find her brother? Is she part of the conspiracy? or not? Hang on and keep reading!
Sharon Coleman
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good read good characters that work well together. Kiera's brother has been kidnapped and he is being framed for a theft and the Blackwell team thinks she is part of the theft. There are games to figure out the clues to where Kevin is being held. Coop is falling for Kiera until he finds some of the biotoxin in her apartment then he begins to not trust her again. Page turner for sure ...more
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SUSAN SLEEMAN is the bestselling author of over forty-five novels with more than one million books sold. She writes romantic suspense novels that are clean with inspiring messages of faith. Readers love her series for the well-drawn characters and edge-of-your-seat action. She graduated from the FBI and local police citizen academies, so her research is spot-on and her characters are real.
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