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Breaker’s Reef by Terri Blackstock

Breaker's Reef by Terri Blackstock

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.”


UGHHH!!! I’m soooo so very sad to see this one end. Maybe one day Terri Blackstock will come back and give us a glimpse into the lives of the residents years down the road….

A young girl is found dead, and the new clueless officer didn’t preserve the scene… Dude, how could you possibly mess up evidence? Moving one… she is one of the nicest teens in town, never got into any trouble. How could she have been murdered? No one understands this…

On the bright side, Shelia has found a job. She is now working for an eccentric novelist that has just moved to town. Is this a coincidence or does it have something to do with the murdered girl? At first you think he has nothing to do with it, until you realize its straight from one of his books… And MORGAN IS PREGNANT!!! Sorry, but I got so excited when I read that I think I cried happy tears 🙂 But is all well? She’s early and with her history, really scared.

Then two teenage girls come to town looking for one of their mothers. They are staying in a shady hotel but think they will be fine as long as they stay inside. Of course, we all know that’s not true. But we don’t find that out until Cade is getting ready to propose to Blaire. Yup, you read that right. Are you as excited as me? Well, I was until another girl turned up murdered in the exact spot he was planning the most romantic proposal. Now Cade is a suspect.

When they realize that girl came to town with another one everyone is frantic trying to find her. That’s when Sadie learns she has a sister, yup and she is the girl still missing. And you know Sadie, she is just as determined as Blair when there’s a story to figure out. She goes looking for her sister and ends up finding her in the most unlucky of ways. Unfortunately no one knows where she went looking, so have no way of getting there quickly.

When Cade realizes a guy from the hotel is also missing they set out trying to find him. Shelia snatches another address for the guy from McCormick’s seat and set out to find him herself. Now, you have to remember Shelia and Joe McCormick have struck up an unlikely friendship and he hopes for more. Will this ruin it? Anyways… Cade and Joe follow after her. Not believing they will actually find anything helpful once they get there.

But you know they do. They end up finding Shelia and her two daughters with the man that snatched them. Little did they know at the time there was another guy on the loose. And of course Amelia, Shelia’s daughter, can recognize him. If only they can find him before he hurts someone else…

I have to stop there because I don’t want to give it all away, but I have to say I really enjoyed the ending of this one. Everyone seems to be doing great at the end. Even Sadie finally has a really nice boy that she’s dating. Hope you enjoyed Cape Refuge as much as I did 🙂

#Friday Reads

Okay, then last book in the series 😦 I’m so sad to see this one end. I feel like I’m a part of this community now and don’t want to leave them… But all good things must come to an end, or at least that what they say…


Breaker's Reef by Terri Blackstock


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.”

River’s Edge by Terri Blackstock

Rivers Edge by Terri Blackstock

Was Lisa Jackson’s disappearance related to politics, her husband’s affair, or her long-term infertility?

Ben Jackson is going head to head with Jonathan Cleary in Cape Refuge’s mayoral race—and he’s even expected to win—when his wife Lisa turns up missing the day before the major debate. Suddenly the town is in turmoil as proof of an alleged affair surfaces, indicating that Ben Jackson might have had motive to kill his wife.

Meanwhile, newspaper owner Blair Owens has other suspicions—and so does Police Chief Cade. Together they dig deeply into the mysterious disappearance that soon spirals into a web of confusion, dark secrets, and unsettling fraud.

Then the town’s psychic reveals the location of Lisa’s body—at the bottom of the river. Even though Blair doesn’t believe his paranormal gift is real, she can’t imagine how he knew where the body was.

The small-town scandal quickly turns into a national media event. Is the murderer one of the obvious suspects . . . or someone they have no reason to doubt?


I’m still hooked on this series, and if your reading them you know why…

We open this book with one of Jonathon’s opponents in the race for mayor with a missing wife. Everyone believes its just a joke in the beginning trying to get Ben more votes. But then quickly realize that’s not the case at all.

Okay lets back up… Jonathon is running for Mayor of Cape Refuge. He and Morgan have been trying to have a baby for a while now. Blair, after quitting her library job, is now the owner of the only newspaper in town. Sadie is helping Blair all she can at the paper, and trying to get out of school daily. Caleb is getting big, and brings a smile to Morgan’s face every day. Blair and Cade are becoming better friends and possibly sliding into a relationship.

Now back to the present….Lisa is missing. What happened to her? Lisa and Ben have had fertility problems for years and have been seeing a doctor who was supposedly doing all he could to help them. Then there was her job. Lisa was a relator.  Always showing houses to strangers wanting to move on the island and surrounding areas. Could it have been one of them? There are plenty of suspects but who looks the best?

While all this is going on two of the residents at Hanover House have fallen in love and want Morgan and Jonathon’s approval to be married. Gus and Karen have been spending a lot of time together and want to give her baby, Emory, a real family. While Morgan and Jonathon believe that Karen hasn’t grown enough to leave the program they soon realize that they would be fine on their own.

Back to Morgan and Jonathon.. They started seeing the fertility specialist Lisa had recommended and had already been through some testing. They were getting ready to start some kind of treatment but wanted things to settle down a little first. Then another blow hit them. Sadie and Caleb’s mother was getting out of prison and decided to stay at Hanover House. Shelia is quite a character. At first feeling resentful to Morgan and Jonathon then finally coming around to see that Hanover House was the best place for her family.

And the murder… Okay, yes, you know she was murdered. But who did it? The local psychic claimed to have seen her car in a river. Was he right? So what if he was, when he turned up dead we all knew he wasn’t the murderer… Then you have the small town T.V. anchor. He acted like he wasn’t interested in any of the murders then starts using them as his ticket to fame. Could it have been him?

You’ll just have to read the book to find out 🙂 But you better pay attention to Blair. That is one lady that doesn’t rest until she gets answers! Even if she is dating the Police Chief she might just surprise you and get more answers than he does!

#Friday Reads

Still in love! Cant wait to finish this series but sooo sad it’ll be over too soon! Terri Blackstock continues to keep me entrapped on every single page!


Rivers Edge by Terri Blackstock


Was Lisa Jackson’s disappearance related to politics, her husband’s affair, or her long-term infertility?

Ben Jackson is going head to head with Jonathan Cleary in Cape Refuge’s mayoral race—and he’s even expected to win—when his wife Lisa turns up missing the day before the major debate. Suddenly the town is in turmoil as proof of an alleged affair surfaces, indicating that Ben Jackson might have had motive to kill his wife.

Meanwhile, newspaper owner Blair Owens has other suspicions—and so does Police Chief Cade. Together they dig deeply into the mysterious disappearance that soon spirals into a web of confusion, dark secrets, and unsettling fraud.

Then the town’s psychic reveals the location of Lisa’s body—at the bottom of the river. Even though Blair doesn’t believe his paranormal gift is real, she can’t imagine how he knew where the body was.

The small-town scandal quickly turns into a national media event. Is the murderer one of the obvious suspects . . . or someone they have no reason to doubt?