Breaker's Reef (Cape Refuge, No. 4)

by Terri Blackstock

Paperback, 2005



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Zondervan (2005), 326 pages


Fiction. Literature. Suspense. Thriller. HTML: Murder and mystery continue in Book Four of the Cape Refuge series A famous mystery writer has just moved to Cape Refuge when a teenage girl is found murdered. Sheila Carusoâ??ex-con, mother to Sadie and Caleb, and resident of Hanover Houseâ??is working for the writer when she discovers that a scene in one of his novels matches the crime scene. When Police Chief Cade and Blair Owens discover a second dead teenagerâ??mirroring a murder in another of the eccentric writer's booksâ??Cade is drawn into a web of trickery and deceit. Evidence turns up in Cade's own truck, and suddenly he becomes the number-one suspect. Cade tries to clear his name, but when eighteen-year-old Sadie Caruso disappears, tensions mount to a fever pitch. Can Cade find the real killer before Sadie winds up dead? Is the novelist a demented killer, or a hapless victim? And what does Sadie's own mother have to do with the crimes? Secrets are uncovered, while lessons are learned about the sins of the father being visited upon his children. Will the consequences of Sheila's life be fatal, or is there redemption and mercy for her and her children? "Chief Matthew Cade rarely considered another line of work, but news of the dead teenage girl made him long for a job as an accountant or electricianâ??some benign vocation that didn't require him to look into the eyes of grieving… (more)


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326 p.; 8.5 inches


0310235952 / 9780310235958

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LibraryThing member caro488
Blackstock, Terri, Breaker's Reef, religious - When a famous mystery writer moves to Cape Refuge, ex-con Sheila Caruso mom to Sadie n Caleb - is hired to type for him. Police chief Cade a cop finds a murdered girl, but situation is a copy-cat of a scene from one of the novels - characters not
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entirely believable, but continuity from a series is good.
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LibraryThing member Tmtrvlr
I wish I had known that this was book 4 of a series. I found the characters confusing because I did not know the history behind them. The story was too predictable. The more the finger pointed to a suspect the more sure I was that it was a false lead. The relationships were nice, but I just
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couldn’t connect with any of the characters. Not a bad read, just not her best.
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