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Trade Paperback
360 pages
Mar 2005

Breaker's Reef (Cape Refuge Series)

by Terri Blackstock

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Peaceful Cape Refuge has had more than it’s share of trouble since this series began. Now a teenage girl turns up dead and Police Chief Cade Matthews has lots of questions and no answers.

The action starts fast, with a phone call waking Cade up and telling him a body’s been discovered. It never lets up. While he’s tracking down a killer, he’s also trying to work up the nerve to propose to Blair, something fans of the series have been rooting for from the beginning. Morgan, Blair’s sister, is eight months pregnant with the baby she and Jonathan have been praying for. Morgan and Jonathan run Hanover House, the half-way house for people trying to straighten out their troubled lives.

Ex-con Sheila is trying to regain the trust of her daughter Sadie, who turned up at Hanover House looking for sanctuary in book 3 of the series, titled River’s Edge. A lot of loose ends keep tangling up Cade’s investigation, making Breaker’s Reef a pure pleasure to read. Blackstock wraps up the series in style, yet this reviewer can think of more books she could write. Readers will not want to give up the characters they’ve come to love in Cape Refuge. – Mary Connealy, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

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 Caruso–ex-con, mother to Sadie and Caleb, and resident of Hanover House–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 teenager–mirroring a murder in another of the eccentric writer’s books–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 electrician—some benign vocation that didn’t require him to look into the eyes of grieving parents.”