Cover image for The view from Rainshadow Bay / Colleen Coble.
The view from Rainshadow Bay / Colleen Coble.

Publication Information:
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2018]
Physical Description:
335 pages ; 22 cm.
General Note:
A lavender tides novel
"Her photographs capture the beauty of Puget Sound. Do they also expose a darkness that someone would kill to keep buried?"-- Provided by publisher.

After her husband was killed in a climbing accident, single mother Shauna McDade's aerial photography business is on the verge of bankruptcy. There's been a string of mechanical failures that don't seem coincidental. Now pictures for an environmental study create a furor when they show runoff is coming from one of the largest lavender growers in the valley, a family business inherited by Shauna's estranged cousin. When her business partner is murdered, Shauna turns to the only ally she has: Nate Bannister, her husband's best friend-- and the person she blames for his death. Nate is willing to help... but there are secrets that someone will do anything to keep buried.


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"...The View From Rainshadow Bay, opens with a heart-pounding, run-for-your-life chase. This book will stay with you for a long time, long after you flip to the last page." - 4 STARS, RT Book Reviews

After her husband, Jack, dies in a climbing incident, Shauna has only her five-year-old son and her helicopter charter business to live for. Every day is a struggle to make ends meet and she lives in constant fear of losing even more than she already has.

When her business partner is murdered, his final words convince Shauna that she's in danger too. But where can she turn? Zach Bannister was her husband's best friend and is the person she blames for his death. She's barely spoken to him since. But right now he seems her only hope for protecting her son.

Zach is only too happy to assuage his guilt over Jack's death by helping Shauna any way he can. But there are secrets involved dating back to Shauna's childhood that more than one person would prefer to stay hidden.

In The View from Rainshadow Bay, suspense, danger, and a longing to love again ignite amid the gorgeous lavender fields of Washington State.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Coble (Twilight at Blueberry Barrens) keeps the tension tight and the action moving in this gripping tale, the first in her Lavender Tides series set in the Pacific Northwest. Having blamed her husband's death in a climbing accident on his best friend Zach, Shauna is reluctant to continue her friendship with Zach. But when her business partner is murdered and she feels her life and five-year-old her son's are in jeopardy, Zach steps in as their protector. As they search for clues about the murder and stumble closer to the truth, secrets from Shauna's childhood turn out to be important to their current situation. Zach's guilt motivates him to help Shauna, but his burgeoning feelings for her also propel him into danger's path. In the midst of life-threatening events, Shauna must decide if she's ready to allow God, and potentially another man, into her life again. The characters' high-stakes adventures parallel their emotional stresses, particularly around the subject of second chances-poignantly exposed in Shauna's question to her mother-in-law, "Do you want me to be unhappy forever?" Coble effectively uses the Pacific Northwest setting to further the plot, giving fans another reason to welcome this well-crafted kick-off to a new series. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Library Journal Review

A year after her husband's death, Shauna McDade still blames his climbing partner for her loss and refuses to have contact with him. Yet when close friends suddenly begin dying, Shauna realizes the only person she can trust to guarantee both her safety and that of her son is the one man she swore she'd never speak to again. Zach -Bannister, haunted by the accident that took the life of his childhood friend, is happy to help, and the two soon discover that an aerial photograph Shauna took over Puget Sound, WA, may be linked to the murders. VERDICT Set on Washington State's Olympic Peninsula, this first volume of Coble's ("Sunset Cove" series) new suspense series is a tensely plotted and harrowing tale of murder, corporate greed, and family secrets. Devotees of Dani Pettrey, Brenda Novak, and Allison Brennan will find a new favorite here. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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