Saturday, March 11, 2017

Abomination


GIVEAWAY

COBLE, COLLEEN
ABOMINATION

A beautiful woman stands by the side of the road, barefoot and bleeding, a child in her arms. Someone just tried to kill her, but she wouldn't recognize him if she saw his face. She doesn't even remember her own name.

A suburban cop surveys a kitchen in disarray -- a woman and child are missing, a chilling note. This crime scene is unlike any he has ever seen.

The man who calls himself Gideon waits and plans. He sees himself as a destroyer of evil, one who rids the world of abomination. He has killed five women. He will kill again.

And somewhere in the wilderness, in a secret geocache near where the wild swans gather, lies the unspeakable clue that links them all together.

Michigan's rugged and beautiful Upper Peninsula is the setting for this absorbing tale of love and loss, beauty and terror, grievous sins and second chances. A deftly woven thriller from the popular author of the Rock Harbor novels.

My Review:

A hair-raising thriller that kept me glued to the page...with frequent shoulder checks for good measure. Somewhat gruesome -- Coble never goes too far but my vivid imagination filled in the details all too clearly. Shudder. The suspense just doesn't quit -- complicated and gnarly and completely riveting. The plot twists and turns and twists some more. It got to the point where I just couldn't put the book down and finished it in the wee hours of the morning.

Back in Rock Harbor with Bree  and Samson the wonder search-and-rescue dog was a pleasant surprise. The Rock Harbor series books were my first Colleen Coble reads so I squealed when Bree and Samson showed up early on. :-) You don't need to have read any of that series in order to enjoy this one. I just got an unexpected kick when I met up with them and the rest of the Rock Harbor gang in this story.

Abomination is classic Coble -- filled with subtle intricacies in a complex plot and packed with surprises. The kind of book you inhale the moment you open to the first page.

Giveaway Opportunity:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Abomination please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoread AT yahoo DOT ca. If you post a comment and add your email address please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 11 2017.  Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

25 comments:

  1. OH This sounds Great (And Scary) I won't read those at night LOL.
    Thanks for sharing your review with us and for the chance to win.
    iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Yes, best read with the sun shining down on you. LOL Good luck, Linda.

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    2. At least with all the lights in the house on, that will work too. 😅

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  2. Ooh, a great thunderstorm with no electricity read. Just kidding. lol Just wondering where I was when this one came out. (scratching my head) Love Colleen's books...just recently read Because You're Mine and Kav, speaking of Rock Harbor, she has a new one coming out this summer called Beneath Copper Falls!! Set in Rock Harbor! Squeeeaaalll! Cannot wait to go back there!
    Thanks for such a riveting review and giveaway opportunity!!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. well...maybe -- if you're really, really brave. LOL

      I can't wait to read Because You're Mine -- it's high up on my list. And I'm squealing right along with you. There's something about Rock Harbor. REading that first series had me researching the area because she makes it sound so fantastic...and apparently it is. Good luck, Diana.

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  3. Hey wait up, Kav, Diana, I AM READY to go back to Rock Harbor, too! Love this author....the winner of this book is in for a treat.

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    1. Road trip!!!!!! We'll meet in Rock Harbor for our Colleen Coble reading fest! Wouldn't that be fun?????? And there's safety in numbers too so we won't get too scared.

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    2. Yes!! Loads of fun! Rock Harbor here comes the three amigas! Between the three of us we should be able to solve the case.

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  4. Sounds like a nerve–wracking read.
    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Oh, mercy, that's an understatement. Good luck, Melody.

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  5. I haven,t read any from that series, but it sounds really good :D

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. I'm not sure if this is technically part of the series. I think there was a space of time between the first three and then this one though the author returned to Rock Harbor...so it might be considered the 4th book, but it's a standalone. Good luck, Samantha.

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  6. I LOVE Colleen Coble's books! KAV, thank you for the chance.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. She is such a compelling author, isn't she? Good luck, Caryl.

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  7. Since this is older Colleen Coble, I haven't read any of this series. I'm familiar with the earlier titles in this series, but NOT Abomination. It's rare that I don't at least recognize a title. I'm a bit jealous of all you old-school Collen Coble readers. I want to know Bree and Samson! :-) tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Believe me, I have tons to catch up on when it comes to Colleen Coble's books. It just happens that I'd read the book that tells Bree and Samson's story -- and, hello, dogs in general and search and rescue dogs in particular put me in a tizzy always. So yes, you'll need to meet Bree and Samxon sometime soon. Good luck, Terrill.

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  8. Somehow I missed this one. Love her books. Thank you.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. She has so many titles out it's hard to keep up. Good luck, Lucy.

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  9. Love Bree Matthews and her dog and her family. This would be a good one! paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet. Thanks

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    1. It definitely is. Good luck, Paula.

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  10. Too many good books I want to read! I love Colleen's books and haven't read this one yet. Thanks!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  11. Loved, loved, loved the Rock Harbor series, it's how I discovered Colleen's writing! I heard she was coming out with another book set there, and this one sounds just as good as the rest!! Win, lose, beg or borrow...I HAVE to read this one :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  12. I own the Rock Harbor Collection but I have not started reading so this giveaway comes at a good time for me. Keeping my fingers crossed, Kav. Thank you.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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  13. You sure have me wanting to read this to find out about not only Bree and her dog but the other characters in the story as well. Thanks for another great review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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