Thursday, October 1, 2020

Review: One Little Lie (Pelican Harbor #1) by Colleen Coble

About the Book
It started with one little lie. But Jane Hardy will do everything in her power to uncover the truth.

When Jane Hardy is appointed interim sheriff in Pelican Harbor, Alabama, after her father retires, there's no time for an adjustment period. He is arrested for theft and then implicated in a recent murder, and Jane quickly realizes she's facing someone out to destroy her father.

They escaped from a cult fifteen years ago, and 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 a well-known journalist who makes documentaries, and his sights are currently set on 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 taping his documentary, 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.

My Thoughts

It's been way too long since I've read a Colleen Coble book and I'm so glad I dove back in with One Little Lie. It was so good! It grabbed me at the very beginning and didn't let go. Once I reached the halfway point, I could not put it down and finished it in one afternoon. The mystery was superb and had me stumped until right before the big reveal. There wasn't much romance, but I'm hoping that will change in the sequel.

Full of diverse and interesting characters, the small town of Pelican Harbor really came to life. I'm excited to visit the town again in the next book, Two Reasons to Run, and to continue the journey alongside Police Chief Jane Hardy.

4.5 Stars


  1. So glad this one ended up being such a good read! And my library even has a copy. Yay! :)

    1. Awesome! It's so nice when the library has a copy! :)