A Stranger’s Game Book Review

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I had hoped to finish by second 24 in 24 book in January, but I was just past the mark. Oh well, lol. My goal was to not be stressed reading and so far I’m happy to say I haven’t been. But February is looking a little dicey (totally did that to myself lol). I am up for the challenge though. Ha! I was happy to have Colleen Coble on my list of books to catch up on. I just love her writing style. Don’t you!?

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About the Book

A Stranger’s Game Book ReviewA Stranger's Game
Author Colleen Coble
Published by Thomas Nelson
on January 4, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Christian / Romance / Suspense, Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths, Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome, Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Pages: 352

Wealthy hotel heiress Torie Bergstrom comes to Jekyll Island certain her friend Lisbeth's death wasn't an accident—but Torie gets more than she bargained for when the killer begins to play mind games with her in this gripping new novel from USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble.

Even though Torie Bergstrom hasn’t been back to Georgia since she was ten, she was happy to arrange a job for her best friend at one of the family properties on Jekyll Island. But when Torie learns that Lisbeth has drowned, she knows it is more than a tragic accident: Lisbeth was terrified of water and wouldn’t have gone swimming by choice.

Torie goes to the hotel under an alias, desperate to find answers. When she meets Joe Abbott and his daughter while they are rescuing baby sea turtles, she can only hope they are as trustworthy as they seem. And when someone begins to play mind games with her, proving they know her real identity, Torie couldn’t be more grateful to have an ally.

The more Torie and Joe dig, the more elusive the truth seems. But one thing is clear: someone will risk anything—even another murder—to keep their secrets buried.

  • Full-length, stand-alone romantic suspense
  • Also by Colleen Coble: Edge of Dusk, One Little Lie, Two Reasons to Run, Three Missing Days, Strands of Truth, Tidewater Inn
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs
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My Perspective

I love Georgia and especially Jekyll Island. I’ve been there and witness first hand the sweet turtles going out to sea, so that part of the book was so nostalgic for me. Not only that, but I could smell the water, feel the sand, and the breeze in my hair. I felt like I was on the island with Torie and Joe.

Now let’s get to the actual story. Coble is such an amazing author. She pulls you into the story so effortlessly. Not only are you attached to the characters, but you’re invested in the mystery. I thought for sure I knew who was behind everything, but I should have known better. And I don’t want to say my guess so I don’t spoil it for you, but boy I thought this person really had a hand in it. I mean, I also suspected the real bad guy, but I thought they were working together. Turns out they weren’t. But that’s why I love reading her novels – she always surprises me!

Torie and Joe had great chemistry as well. I thought their budding romance was well crafted, and didn’t at all take away from the suspense (which I imagine is difficult to do). But what really captured my heart was Joe and his daughter. I loved their relationship, the way they talked about the Lord, their bond, just everything.

Once again Coble kept me on the edge of my seat, and jumping for joy at the satisfying ending. Romantic suspense fans are going to love this story! (I purchased my own copy of this story)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

My Favorite Quotes

Torie was seldom speechless, but every thought in her head flew away at the kindness in his green eyes.

“Trying to fit into a mold isn’t what God wants for her either. She’s unique.”

About the Author

Best-selling author Colleen Coble’s 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. She has over 5 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana. Visit her website at http://colleencoble.com.

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2 responses to “A Stranger’s Game Book Review

  1. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for your review on A STRANGER’S GAME! Love Colleen Coble’s book and this one sounds sure to please. Love reading this genre.
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  2. Kelly Goshorn

    This sounds wonderful. I’ve never read any of her books but I think I’ll check this out.