Stone Cove Island by Suzanne Myers is a great suspense romance read. It is a mixture of romance, mystery, suspense and community that is blended together very well.
A New England resort town is nearly destroyed by a hurricane. The community works together to try to rebuild what they have lost. Seventeen year old Eliza volunteers to work inside the lighthouse to help restore some of the chaos. While doing this, she discovers a letter that appears to be a confession to a thirty year old murder. When her parents and the community find out about the letter, everyone begins acting suspicious and nervous. Can someone in the community be responsible for the death so many years ago?
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author is very skilled at creating suspense and tension and kept me guessing throughout the entire book. Her writing is descriptive and it is very easy to picture the community devastation after the hurricane and all the drama that unfolds during the book. The book pulled me in from the very beginning and pulled me along throughout the entire story. The characters are well developed and are enjoyable to meet and get to know.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted mystery suspense read. It is amazing to me that this is the author’s debut novel. I cannot wait to read future books that she writes.
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. I would like to thank NetGalley and Soho Press for the opportunity to read and review this book.