By: Colleen Coble
Cleanliness (See “About” for scale): Slightly tainted (No cursing. Content to consider: drugs, blood, multiple murders, mention of suicide, brief kissing, ISIS, and death.)
This is a book of hate and love, betrayal and trust. I had so many emotions flying. The House of Saltwater Point is a romantic mystery novel that will have you wanting even more!
The beginning was so interesting. It was confusing, exciting, and had many mysteries going on at once. At first I thought a book about a house flipper and a coast guard looking into stolen drugs was a little weird and didn’t sound totally interesting. I was so wrong! There is much more to the story than what you’d think.
A lot of tough subjects were touched on, but they were dealt with well. There were many inspirational quotes you could take out of it like, “It’s not the tragedy that can ruin you – it’s your own attitude toward it. You can let adversity make or break you… It’s up to you.” The biggest lessons I got out of this book were that you must choose your friends wisely because not everyone is whom they seem to be and don’t get caught up in illegal activity (I really hope you all already knew that one!).
There was much, much more action and intensity than I thought there would be. If you like fight scenes, this book has several.
Although this is technically the second book in Coble’s Lavender Tides series, it works wonderfully as a standalone. I love how her books are interconnected, but not dependent on each other. This one did end in a little bit of a cliff-hanger, though. I can’t wait to pick up the next one!
The House at Saltwater Point had cute romance (even though I’m not a huge fan of romantic books), complex characters, and awesome mysteries. I would definitely recommend it!