Family Comes First at ‘The House at Saltwater Point’ [REVIEW]

Hand disappearing into the sea

When her sister vanishes off her boat without a trace, everyone is a suspect in Colleen Coble’s The House at Saltwater Point. (Photo by Robert Couse-Baker, Flickr)

What was supposed to be a night out on the town with her sister turns into one woman’s nightmare as she discovers her sibling’s boat sprayed with blood. Who would want her sister dead? Will she ever discover the truth? Find out in Colleen Coble’s latest novel, The House at Saltwater Point. 


Thomas Nelson

Flipping houses is Ellie Blackmore’s passion. With her business partner Jason, and a bit of help from her sister Mac, they’ve made a rather lucrative career out of turning fixer-uppers into gorgeous homes that sell for a mint. But Ellie loses her focus after her sister disappears, leaving only a blood stain on the deck of her tall ship and a flipper floating in the water. Now Ellie is determined to find out what happened and who would take Mac’s life.

Looking into her sister’s death also means overturning rocks she’d rather not look beneath. Jason and Mac were married once. But how could Jason, whom Ellie has known forever, kill Mac, the one woman she thought he ever truly loved? And why would he want her dead if in his heart of hearts he actually wanted to reconcile with her?

Then again, is Mac even dead at all? Coast Guard intelligence officer Grayson Bradshaw thinks Mac faked the whole thing after stealing a shipment of cocaine. This doesn’t sit well with Ellie at all, of course, since she can’t imagine her sister being involved in anything of the sort.

Both determined to get to the truth, Grayson and Ellie reluctantly work together to uncover a plot that is far more complex and sinister than either of them can imagine, one which has repercussions that ripple across their lives like the waves of the Puget Sound, one which rings of terrorism and threatens to destroy the peace of the lavender tides.

We are always delighted to receive a new Colleen Coble book. After reading Beneath Copper Falls and The View from Rainshadow Bay, we have become devoted fans, not only because her books are both suspenseful and clean (two adjectives that seldom go together these days), but because they have a wonderful message and are compulsively readable. The House at Saltwater Point doesn’t disappoint.

This is a story that is as complicated as most familial relationships. Coble deftly captures the simultaneous love and frustration siblings can feel for one another, and shows how hope can live in our hearts even during the darkest times. She also proves why family is important, even when separated by time and circumstance. She demonstrates how strong those bonds are and why they are integral to who we become, even when we can’t see how at first. Thus this is not just another whodunnit, but it is a tale full of heart, which is what ultimately makes the stakes so high and the suspense so riveting.

If you enjoy atmospheric stories set against gorgeous backdrops and populated with delightful characters you can totally connect with, do yourself a favor and block out a few hours and escape inside Colleen Coble’s The House at Saltwater Point. 

Colleen Coble headshot

Colleen Coble


Colleen Coble is the USA Today bestselling author of The View from Rainshadow Bay, Beneath Copper FallsTwilight at Blueberry Barrens, and Mermaid Moon. In all, she has over 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail.

Her 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.

Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives in Indiana with her husband Dave.

Visit Colleen at her home on the Web at, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

By Colleen Coble
336 pgs. Thomas Nelson. $15.99

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About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

One Response to Family Comes First at ‘The House at Saltwater Point’ [REVIEW]

  1. Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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