Strands of truth was gifted to me in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Author: Colleen Coble
Book: Strands of truth
Publication date: 10th September 2019
Rating: 5 STARS
Strands of Harper Taylor’s childhood are resurfacing—but will the truth save her . . . or pull her under?
Harper Taylor is used to being alone— after all, she grew up in one foster home after another. Oliver Jackson finally took her under his wing when she was a runaway teenager, and now Harper pours her marine biology knowledge into Oliver’s pen shell research. But she’s never stopped wishing for a family of her own.
So when a DNA test reveals a half-sister living just two hours away, Harper is both hopeful and nervous. Over warm cinnamon rolls, Harper and Annabelle find striking similarities in their stories. Is it just a coincidence that both their mothers died tragically, without revealing Harper and Annabelle’s father’s name?
Oliver’s son Ridge still sees Harper as a troubled teen even all these years later. But when Oliver is attacked, Ridge and Harper find themselves working together to uncover dangerous secrets that threaten to destroy them all. They must unravel her past before they can have any hope for the future.
I absolutely adored this book. I simply couldn’t put it down and here’s why.
In this story we follow many strands of truth which ultimately leads to a shocking discovery when the whole truth comes out.
Strands of truth explores some pretty amazing themes like faith, jealousy, abandonment, grief and so much more and gives a great insight into what it’s like to deal with the struggles within this story.
Following this story it jumps between past and present tense. We follow two women in the past who have been murdered, we follow harper, ridge, Annabelle and some strange person we have no idea about in the present tense.
This story is so action packed! It truly kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to see what happens next.
Along with all the action we also get to witness a slow burn romance between Harper and ridge who kind of hate each other so yes this story also has the enemies to lovers trope.
We meet many characters within this story. Some great, others… not so great but that’s life! Colleen writes very realistic characters that you can connect with.
Although I grew up with a family unlike harper I felt Harper’s pain of being alone and wanting the love of having a family.
I really enjoyed the relationships between ridge and harper and harper and Annabelle grow and form.
Final thoughts and emotions
Colleen is an amazing author and ill definitely have to read more of her books. This is another brand new favourite of mine and deserves every single star that I gave it.