Book Review: Beneath Copper Falls

14 Aug

Dana has already learned that love isn’t safe . . . but could it be different in Rock Harbor?

As a 911 dispatcher, Dana Newell takes pride in being calm in tough circumstances. In addition to her emotionally-charged career, she’s faced enough emergencies in her own life. She recently escaped her abusive fiancé to move to tranquil Rock Harbor where she hopes life will be more peaceful.

But the idyllic town hides more danger and secrets than it first appeared. Dana is continually drawn to her new friend Boone, who has scars inside and out. Then she answers a call at her job only to hear a friend’s desperate screams on the other end. Soon the pain in her past collides with the mysteries of her new home — and threatens to keep her from the future she’s always wanted.


Best-selling author Colleen Coble’s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has over 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana. Visit her website at


My Impressions:

If you have never made a trip to Rock Harbor, then you will be in for a treat with Colleen Coble’s newest romantic suspense novel, Beneath Copper Falls. For long time fans of Coble’s fast-paced books, this one will become a favorite. Great characters, a tense, twisting plot, and the beautiful setting of a small town hugging the shore of Lake Michigan are all part of a great reading experience. This one is a recommended read!

Dana is escaping an abusive relationship when she returns home to Rock Harbor. The two years she has spent being belittled and intimidated have taken their toll on her confidence. But she is a determined woman ready to regain her life and take possession of her own security. Boone has issues of his own, not willing to trust another woman with his heart. But as the two face the tragedies of the past, their future is looking bright . . . unless a killer(s) has his way.

There is a lot to like about Beneath Copper Falls. Coble has used her Rock Harbor setting for numerous books and has created a small town with beloved citizens and recognizable landmarks. As developed as her characters, Rock Harbor feels like a real town. Fans of the series will be pleased with the inclusion of familiar characters, as well as some great new ones who soon become like neighbors and friends. But if this is your first time reading a Rock Harbor Novel, you won’t be lost. This novel can be easily read as a standalone. The plot involves abusive relationships, and Coble does a credible job exploring the insidiousness of the control involved. Even independent women fall prey to a persuasive and charismatic man. Appearances really are deceiving, and danger can sneak up on you unaware. This novel is action-packed and will have you turning the pages as fast as you can.

A quick read, Beneath Copper Falls is perfect for when you just have to have a romantic suspense. Be prepared for a roller-coaster!


Audience: adults.

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(Thanks to TLC Book Tours for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

8 Responses to “Book Review: Beneath Copper Falls”

  1. Paula August 14, 2017 at 1:51 pm #

    I am really looking forward to reading this book. I have enjoyed the other books in this series!

    • rbclibrary August 14, 2017 at 4:08 pm #

      You are going to love it!

  2. somi19ad August 14, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

    I love Colleen Coble’s books and especially her Rock Harbor series. Probably because the setting takes place in MI’s beautiful UP where I live. 😁 You won’t be disappointed reading anything by Colleen Coble!

    • rbclibrary August 14, 2017 at 4:07 pm #

      I love her books! And the UP is on my bucket list!

  3. Heather J. @ TLC August 19, 2017 at 4:54 pm #

    It sounds like this book would be a great read for fans of the series as well as for those new to it. I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for being a part of the tour.


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