Without giving the plot away, I would say on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being excellent, Tidewater Inn is a 12. Nerve-wracking suspense will keep you up all night to see how the story ends. The plot twists and turns and just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, throws an unexpected curve ball that destroys your theory of “whodunit.”
You can almost hear the tide come in through Ms. Coble’s descriptions of this beautiful locale, the Outer Banks.
The characters in this book (and in all of Ms.Coble’s books) are realistic and believable to the point that you will think Ms. Coble used your neighbor, your spouse or even yourself on which to base the main characters in this book.
Tidewater Inn is a Christian fiction novel and Ms. Coble has masterfully woven elements of Christianity throughout the book. Prayer is an essential part of the story and is key in resolving the conflict in the book.
Although there is some romance within the story, Tidewater Inn is is a mystery to be enjoyed by both men and women. And because the main characters are young adults I believe college age students would enjoy the book as well.
This book deserves a place on your bookshelf and save room for the next book in the series, due out in July, 2013, Rosemary Cottage.