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It started with one little lie. But Jane Hardy will do everything in her power to uncover the truth in this gripping new romantic suspense.
Jane Hardy is appointed interim sheriff in Pelican Harbor, Alabama, after her father retires, but there’s no time for an adjustment period. When her father is arrested for theft and then implicated in a recent murder, Jane quickly realizes she’s facing someone out to destroy the only family she has.
After escaping with her father from a cult fifteen years ago, Jane has searched relentlessly for her mother—who refused to leave—ever since. Could someone from that horrible past have found them?
Reid Bechtol is well-known for his documentaries, and his latest project involves covering Jane’s career. Jane has little interest in the attention, but the committee who appointed her loves the idea of the publicity.
Jane finds herself depending on Reid’s calm manner as he follows her around filming, and they begin working together to clear her father. But Reid has his own secrets from the past, and the gulf between them may be impossible to cross—especially once her father’s lie catches up with him.
Praise for the Book
“Colleen Coble always raises the notch on romantic suspense, and One Little Lie is my favorite yet! The story took me on a wild and wonderful ride.” —Diann Mills, bestselling author
“Colleen Coble once again proves she is at the pinnacle of Christian romantic suspense. Filled with characters you’ll come to love, faith lost and found, and scenes that will have you holding your breath, Jane Hardy’s story deftly follows the complex and tangled web that can be woven by one little lie.’ —Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours
About the Author
Colleen Coble is a USA TODAY bestselling author and RITA finalist best known for her coastal romantic suspense novels, including The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, Twilight at Blueberry Barrens, and the Lavender Tides, Sunset Cove, Hope Beach, and Rock Harbor series.
One winner will receive a print copy of Strands of Truth by Colleen Coble (US only)
Ends March 25, 2020
Excerpt from Page 30 – 31
Jane parked her SUV in the driveway behind the flashing lights of a patrol vehicle and got out, the rising sun glaring into her gritty eyes. The call to investigate another body had sent her straight to her vehicle without a shower. Two bodies in twenty-four hours . . .
Was she really equipped for this job?
She let Parker out of the back before she walked toward the shotgun house with its neat spring flower beds lining either side of the red front door. She spotted a woman standing off to one side with her arms clutched around her. It was probably the neighbor who’d made the 911 call, and Jane would talk to her next.
A figure moved in the brush at the side of the house, and she caught the shine of something metallic. A gun? She pointed at the bush. “Take down, Parker!”
Her dog’s ears flicked forward, and he bounded for the line of vegetation. The leaves shook as the person tried to escape the dog’s attack, but Parker was an experienced K-9 officer, and his bark coupled with the man’s yell for help told her the prey was on the ground. Most goldens weren’t used for protection, but Parker was large for his breed at ninety pounds and had easily learned how to protect her.
She pulled her gun and hurried into the shadow of the trees, where she found Parker’s paws firmly planted on a man’s chest. She immediately recognized him as the man who’d invited her for coffee yesterday morning. Reid Dixon. She didn’t see a weapon on him, but a video camera was tangled in the brush.
She holstered her gun. “Release, Parker.”
The dog got off Reid and returned to her side. “Good boy.” She narrowed her eyes at Reid as he stood. “What are you doing here?” He brushed dust and debris from his tan slacks. “The mayor has given me permission to follow you around for the next few weeks, Chief. I’m doing a documentary on small-town police departments.
You’re one of the few female police chiefs around, so I’ll be focusing the bulk of my video on you.”
So that’s why he’d sought her out in town. Heat rushed to her cheeks. “That’s not possible. Lisa would have told me. I want you to leave.”
“Call her yourself.” He glanced at Parker, who was staring him down. “I’m okay, buddy. I’m not going to hurt her.” The dog showed no signs of relaxing.
From One Little Lie by Colleen Coble. Used with the permission of the publisher, Thomas Nelson. Copyright © 2020 by Colleen Coble. Learn more at TNZ Fiction.