I have only recently started reading books by Colleen Coble. I hate to admit this, as she is quickly becoming one of my go-to authors. When given the opportunity to review “Strands of Truth” her new novel due out in September I couldn’t help but jump at the chance. While I had other books in my to-be-read pile, this one catapulted to the top.
Meet the main character, Harper Taylor. Her mother died mere moments after she was born, after injuries sustained in a suspicious automobile accident. After spending her first five years living with her drug-addicted grandmother, and then being placed into the foster-care system following her grandmother’s death, Harper found herself at age 15 alone.
That is until she met Oliver Jackson, who becomes her mentor and biggest supporter much to the dismay of his children, Ridge and Willow. The need for family consumes her, so she takes a DNA test to find relatives that she never knew she had, including her unknown father. In addition to her search, she has adopted an embryo and undergone implantation so that she may become a mother.
The results of the DNA test leads her to the discovery that she has a half-sister named Annabelle, who also does not know who their father is, and whose mother died of murder. This new information sends Harper on the search for more information about her own mother’s death.
After the connection is made between her and Annabelle, both women begin are attacked and almost taken, multiple times. Oliver is attacked. Ridge and Harper set out to work together, despite their previous animosity, to figure out who attacked Oliver, and why. They must also try to solve the identity of Harper and Anabelle’s father and why these women are becoming victims of attempted kidnappings.
This book was gripping from the first page to the last. I could not wait to finish it, and often found myself reading hours at a time. I highly recommend it.
I was given an advanced electronic copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It has in no way impacted by opinion or review of this book.