Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Review: "One Little Lie" by Colleen Coble

One Little Lie, the first book in Colleen Coble's Pelican Harbor series, is fantastic romantic suspense!

It started with one little lie. But Jane Hardy will do everything in her power to uncover the truth in this gripping new romantic suspense.

Jane Hardy is appointed interim police chief in Pelican Harbor, Alabama, after her father retires, but there’s no time for an adjustment period. When her father is arrested for theft and then implicated in a recent murder, Jane quickly realizes she’s facing someone out to destroy the only family she has.

After escaping with her father from a cult fifteen years ago, Jane has searched relentlessly for her mother—who refused to leave—ever since. Could someone from that horrible past have found them?

Reid Bechtol is well-known for his documentaries, and his latest project involves covering Jane’s career. Jane has little interest in the attention, but the committee who appointed her loves the idea of the publicity.

Jane finds herself depending on Reid’s calm manner as he follows her around filming, and they begin working together to clear her father. But Reid has his own secrets from the past, and the gulf between them may be impossible to cross—especially once her father’s lie catches up with him.

“Colleen Coble always raises the notch on romantic suspense, and One Little Lie is my favorite yet! The story took me on a wild and wonderful ride.” —Diann Mills, bestselling author

This book is really engaging romantic suspense—I was totally immersed in the novel the whole time! While the plot is largely about new Police Chief Jane Hardy's quest to solve several crimes, including one her father is accused of, everything is informed by the titular "One Little Lie" (which can't be explained without spoilers).

The characters, especially Jane, documentary director Reid, and Reid's son Will, are a strength. I so quickly identified with them and wanted them to succeed.

I found it interesting that Coble decided to reveal the lie to the reader fairly early on while still keeping it from Jane. It made for a very interesting reading experience as I tried to figure out when Jane would learn the truth.

While I did think that one twist came a little too out of the blue, I really, really enjoyed this book, and I can't wait to continue Jane and Reid's story in book two! 4-1/2 stars.

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Best-selling romantic suspense author Colleen Coble’s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has nearly 4 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through TLC Book Tours. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. I really enjoy this author so this has been on my radar, hopefully I can read it on my quarantine hiatus from regular life. :) Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

    1. I think you'll really like it, Sara! Happy reading!


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