The View from Rainshadow Bay is book one in the Lavender Tides series and kicks off with mystery and suspense. Shauna McDade is a single mom working to care for her five-year-old son, Alex. Zach Bannister has been a close friend, but it’s his fault that Shauna’s husband is dead…or is it? The story weaves together age-old secrets and as Shauna and Zach uncover the things hidden, they place themselves in deeper and deeper danger. Written in true Colleen Coble fashion, the setting is as much a part of the story as the characters. The View from Rainshadow Bay takes the reader to beautiful Lavender Tides in the State of Washington.
I truly felt for Shauna and the secrets she uncovers that destroy what she thought was real. Zach is a wonderful hero who bears her anger and hate while keeping his own heart from becoming calloused. The ending was intense and kept me turning pages.