Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Cry in the Night by Colleen Coble

Fans of Rock Harbor novels--the wait is over, and this one was worth the wait! I had moments of wondering how in the world Colleen was going to write herself out of some sticky situations, but I should have had no worries...this expert suspense author knows her way around a story!

Bree has made her home now with husband Kade and her son, Dave (do NOT call him Davey!). All that she's missing now is a new baby to bond their union and make their family complete.

Getting pregnant doesn't come easy for her, and with money tight, in vitro doesn't seem doable. When a baby is found abandoned in the snowy wilderness of Rock Harbor, Bree takes her in and cares for her as the search for the parents goes on.

Dave has tales of windigos, an ancient tribal spook used to keep young ones in line and to explain some of the mysterious happenings on the reservation. He claims he saw one who looked like his deceased father, burying a baby in the snowbank.

Victor, an autistic adult in the community, backs up Dave's story. But who's going to believe an eight year old and a mentally challenged man? Someone will, once the bodies begin piling up. Who would want to kill the beloved retired teacher, Florence?

Could it have been Victor? Suspicions cast on him end up with him behind bars. Is there enough evidence that he did it, or is the killer still out there, running free to kill again?

As the search for little Olivia's mom and dad continues, Bree grows more and more attached to the infant (you can definitely tell Colleen had Alexa on her mind throughout this story!). Can she let go if the parents are ever found, and will Kade agree to adoption if she's been truly abandoned?

And what weighs so heavily on Kade's mind that he seems to be pulling away from Bree? Is the economic trouble affecting him personally, or is it more than that?

Surprises abound in this Rock Harbor novel--but I'm not letting the cat out of the bag for you. You'll just have to pick up a copy and read it for yourself. Let me assure you, Colleen does NOT disappoint in this return back to our beloved Upper Peninsula.

I'm giving "A Cry in the Night" four out of five bookmarks, with a bottle of baby powder as a charm. Her description of Olivia is so vivid, you may need to sprinkle a bit on the pages as you read to get your baby fix!!

Happy Reading!


1 comment:

Tena said...

I am going to look into this book.... man I need to stop adding books to my list, and learn how to read at least two books a day at the rate I am adding!!
Great review