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River's Edge (Cape Refuge, Bk 3)
River's Edge - Cape Refuge, Bk 3
Author: Terri Blackstock
Blair has just become a Christian and a newspaper owner; Morgan struggles with infertility; and Jonathan faces two opponents in his quest to become the mayor of Cape Refuge, their small Georgia island town. When the wife of one of Jonathan's opponents goes missing, among those the chief of police suspects are the third mayoral candidate (who...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780739445259
ISBN-10: 0739445251
Publication Date: 9/1/2004
Pages: 363
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 58 ratings
Publisher: Zondervan
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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batgirl avatar reviewed River's Edge (Cape Refuge, Bk 3) on + 284 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Like all the others in this series, the plot is better than the characterizations. The characters are either "good" or "bad". A few are redeemed by book's end but most characters are flat. The villain in this tale came out of nowhere. I was surprised at the end because I didn't feel that the clues had been there. It's Christian fiction and OK but not great book.
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Helpful Score: 2
I read a lot of Christian Suspense and usually I can peg "who done it" really quick. This one had me until it was almost revealed.
Another good one from Terri Blackstock.
reviewed River's Edge (Cape Refuge, Bk 3) on + 49 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Awesome book! Just as good as the rest in the series. This is book #3.
Barbllm avatar reviewed River's Edge (Cape Refuge, Bk 3) on + 241 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is the third in Blackstock's Cape Refuge series. She writes a decent mystery and the ending is brilliant, but her characterizations occasionally fall flat. Morgan really annoyed me in this book, because she behaves as a super-Christian with no faults at all. She's totally emotion-driven and apparently doesn't understand the basics of logic or reasoning. Not all Christians are like that. Meanwhile, her sister Blair (a better overall character) has taken over the newspaper and is writing about the murder of a prominent local politician's wife, but this causes her to clash occasionally with Matthew Cade, the police chief and the man she's deeply in love with.

There's an interesting subplot about IVF and infertility, which bored me since I had two kids the good old-fashioned way and I have married friends who are childfree. I have never understood women and men who put having a baby as the be-all, end-all of their lives. I certainly don't know any Christians who think that way. Some Christians deliberately decide to forsake having children in order to share in missionary work, but Morgan's job on this earth is, apparently, to be a mother. At several points in the book, I wanted to reach into the pages and slap her.

Sheila Caruso is another fairly well developed character. She's a reformed (?) drug addict who's released from prison early and is attempting to start a new life at Hanover House with her children, Sadie and Caleb. She behaves in a fairly predictable manner, but she's at least realistic.

The book is far more plot-driven than message-driven, but there is good counsel on why Christians avoid psychics and mediums and what it means to engage in spiritual warfare with the weaponry Paul described in Ephesians. All in all, a satisfying read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Marvelous book..Great author..
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reviewed River's Edge (Cape Refuge, Bk 3) on + 247 more book reviews
Fantastic Book! It keeps you spellbound til the very last page!
spew avatar reviewed River's Edge (Cape Refuge, Bk 3) on + 18 more book reviews
The story grips you right from the beginning is hard to put down
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Elderly neighbor loved these books!
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Good easy read. Another suspenseful book from Terri Blackstock's Cape Refuge series. I enjoyed reading this one. It was a page turner.
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This book has a great twist.
glbirch avatar reviewed River's Edge (Cape Refuge, Bk 3) on + 205 more book reviews
Very enjoyable book. I had to finish it quickly as I wanted to know how it turned out. A good mystery with lots of twists. I also enjoy reading Ms. Blackstock's books because the Christian characters are very realistic and often inspiring.


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