Allow me to give you an honest review of Breaker’s Reef by Terri Blackstock. I received a complimentary copy of this suspense novel from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my opinion.
What this book is about
Breaker’s Reef is the 4th book in the Cape Refuge Series written by NY Times Best-Selling Author Terri Blackstock. It is set in a small town in Georgia named Cape Refuge. The book opens with the discovery of a murdered teenage girl that leads to police investigations from two local police jurisdictions. Sadie Caruso, a budding journalist still in high school, decides to do some investigating too when she uncovers her startling connection to the murder.
Marcus Gibson, an eccentric mystery writer, shows up in Cape Refuge and hires Sadie’s mother, ex-con Sheila. After a second young girl’s dead body is found, Sheila reads chapters from one of Gibson’s books that are similar to the crime scene. When Sadie goes missing, the two police forces work together to locate her before a third murder goes on the books.
My honest opinion
Would you believe me if I told you that Breaker’s Reef is a thoroughly entertaining Christian-based suspense novel? Well, you should because that’s exactly what it is. I had not read any of Blackstock’s novels before Breaker’s Reef. Now, I am a fan! It is not necessary to read the first three books in the Cape Refuge Series before reading this one. The talented author keeps you in the know.
Blackstock makes the quaint, little town of Cape Refuge interesting. I was a little gun-shy about reading a Christian-based murder mystery. I was pleasantly surprised. Blackstock gives you action, intrigue, and many twists and turns. She doesn’t beat you over the head with Christianity. However if you are a believer like I am, you will appreciate its foundation in the book.
I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series along with Terri Blackstock’s other works. As a mystery writer myself, I enjoyed how similar our styles of writing are. Cape Refuge is a fictional town, but Blackstock successfully weaves it into the real surrounding areas of Tybee Island and Atlanta. I found that quite enjoyable as someone who lived there for several years.
I highly recommend this read if you are a suspense fan, small town native, or just love an intriguing tale.
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