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 🙂


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