I finished Breaker’s Reef within 24 hours of starting it after finishing River’s Edge.
I really enjoyed this series. Obviously, considered I stayed up late 2 weekends in a row tearing through the books are record speed, for me anyways. I wish the series did not end here. I want to see what continues on in the lives of Blair, Morgan, Jonathan, Cade, Sadie and Sheila.
I found myself distracted, wanting to pick up my book and get back into it. Even reading sometimes while at my desk. Finding it hard to concentrate on work when I was not reading my book. If you like suspense you will not be disappointed by these books.
River's Edge by Terri Blackstock
Book Description from Amazon and off the back cover of the books.
Publication Date: August 17, 2004
The man Lisa Jackson loved most may have betrayed her. Another used deception to manipulate her. But did one of them kill her? Ben Jackson is sure to defeat Jonathan Cleary in Cape Refuge's mayoral race, until his wife turns up missing the day before a major debate. Suspecting foul play, Police Chief Cade launches an island-wide search. But it takes a psychic's 'vision' to point police to the riverside---and Lisa's body. The evidence implicating Ben in his wife's murder is convincing. But as a local scandal escalates into a national media circus, Cade's instincts tell him to dig deeper. And he's not the only one. Blair Owens of the Cape Refuge Journal is using her investigative skills to uncover a rat's nest of dirty secrets---and more than one person with a motive for murder. But Blair's methods are jeopardizing her relationship with Cade, and an unsolicited prediction from the psychic only adds to her troubles. Is the man's so-called gift truly from God, as he claims? Did Lisa's murder have anything to do with the mayoral race, her husband's alleged affair, or her decade-long struggle with infertility? Whoever the killer is, he's about to take his evasion of justice to the next, lethal level. And someone else is going to die.
Breaker's Reef by Terri Blackstock
Book Description from Amazon.com and the back cover of the book
Publication Date: March 1, 2005
Murder and mystery continue in Book Four of the Cape Refuge series A famous mystery writer has just moved to Cape Refuge when a teenage girl is found murdered. Sheila Caruso--ex-con, mother to Sadie and Caleb, and resident of Hanover House--is working for the writer when she discovers that a scene in one of his novels matches the crime scene. When Police Chief Cade and Blair Owens discover a second dead teenager--mirroring a murder in another of the eccentric writer's books--Cade is drawn into a web of trickery and deceit. Evidence turns up in Cade's own truck, and suddenly he becomes the number-one suspect. Cade tries to clear his name, but when eighteen-year-old Sadie Caruso disappears, tensions mount to a fever pitch. Can Cade find the real killer before Sadie winds up dead? Is the novelist a demented killer, or a hapless victim? And what does Sadie's own mother have to do with the crimes? Secrets are uncovered, while lessons are learned about the sins of the father being visited upon his children. Will the consequences of Sheila's life be fatal, or is there redemption and mercy for her and her children? 'Chief Matthew Cade rarely considered another line of work, but news of the dead teenage girl made him long for a job as an accountant or electrician---some benign vocation that didn't require him to look into the eyes of grieving parents.'
Now I am moving on to a new series also by Terri Blackstock, the Restoration series. A series of books about what life would be like; if all of a sudden we were back in the age before electricity, digital watches and cameras, before cars, and planes. How could we possibly survive without internet and cell phones?