Haven of Swans: A Rock Harbor Novel

Haven of Swans: A Rock Harbor Novel

by Colleen Coble


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Haven of Swans: A Rock Harbor Novel by Colleen Coble

A beautiful woman stands by the side of the road, barefoot and bleeding, a child in her arms. Someone just tried to kill her, but she wouldn't recognize him if she saw his face. She doesn't even remember her own name.

A suburban cop surveys a kitchen in disarray—a woman and child missing, a chilling note. This crime scene is unlike any he has ever seen.

The man who calls himself Gideon waits and plans. He sees himself as a destroyer of evil, one who rids the world of abominations. He has already killed five. He will kill again.

And somewhere in the wilderness, in a secret geocache near where the wild swans gather, lies the unspeakable clue that links them all together.

Michigan's rugged and beautiful Upper Peninsula is the setting for this absorbing tale of love and loss, beauty and terror, grievous sins and second chances. A deftly woven thriller from the bestselling author of the Rock Harbor novels.

Previously published as Abomination.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780718092764
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 406,703
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Colleen Coble is a USA TODAY bestselling author and RITA finalist best known for her coastal romantic suspense novels, including The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, Twilight at Blueberry Barrens, and the Lavender Tides, Sunset Cove, Hope Beach, and Rock Harbor series. Connect with Colleen online at colleencoble.com; Instagram: colleencoble; Facebook: colleencoblebooks; Twitter: @colleencoble.

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Haven of Swans: A Rock Harbor Novel 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was upset that this book is the same story as Abomination. The story is great, but I spent money on a book I already read.
EmilyBoyMom 5 months ago
WOW! Lost a lot of sleep because of this little gem. This is the first Rock Harbor book I have picked up (I know, I know...) but it will not be my last one! I really enjoyed reading Colleen's " The House at Saltwater Point," so I knew a bit of what to expect of her writing style. Well written storyline, great characters you can empathize and root for, a beautiful locale...what's not to like about this book? I did not in the least suspect the killer prior to the reveal, and I loved the CSI/crime story genre of "Haven of Swans." Colleen is very detail oriented and thorough, which I always appreciate in a read like this. Serial killers, an amnesiac, the world of ballet, a cult...so much to keep up with, but Colleen blends it all effortlessly! I had set the book down for a period of time due to other obligations, but I am so glad I picked it back up and finished-- I would have been sad to miss out on this awesome read. I have a long list to catch up to in this series and some of Colleen's others. This would also be good for a gift for someone who enjoys crime novels. I appreciated the hopeful way the characters handled their faith journeys, also.
dolphingirl1500 More than 1 year ago
Great book and it was the first one where I didn't suspect the character who was the killer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept my interest all the way through the book.
auditor2 More than 1 year ago
Michigan's rugged and beautiful Upper Peninsula is the setting for this absorbing tale of love and loss, beauty and terror, grievous sins and second chances. A beautiful woman who doesn't even remember her own name. A suburban cop surveys a kitchen in disarray—a woman and child missing. The man who calls himself Gideon waits and plans. He has already killed five. He will kill again. I wanted to like this book but I really didn’t. I just couldn’t like or identify with the heroin in the book. I felt sorry for the cop. And there were parts of the story that were resolved without taking it far enough along the path to make me care. Yes, it was a Christian book and presented a clean story without bad words or sex scenes which means that I can recommend it to my Christian friends in the library where I serve. But I have an aversion to drippy love stories and there was a bit of that in this book. One thing that was good. I did not figure out the Gideon character. The author presented enough options to keep me guessing as to who was. But the story line regarding the child did not have a satisfactory ending. It was as if she just said what can I do to end this so the main characters don’t get hurt. Not everything in life gets tied up in such nice neat bundles. If my library does not already have the book by its original title, we will most likely purchase this title since I have many readers that are Coleen Coble fans. But there are other of her series that I like better. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Very suspenseful. Enjoyed reading about Bree, Kade and Davy again and getting Samson in the Search and Rescue mode again to find people who have gone missing.
joyful334209 More than 1 year ago
Haven of Swans is one amazing psychological thriller that Colleen Coble is known for. This one really threw me for a loop. When I thought I knew who the serial killer was my mind was absolutely blown. You are at first see the book through the eyes of the killer - isn't that a bite - then you are seeing through one of the victims who got away but who has a missing memory - that is the second bite - and she is getting away from a killer and she sees a car - is it the killer or is it a helper of her and yes a child in her arms - hers or who's another victim the killers? So, does she get into the car with the killer or the right person? and when you find out and find out who the killer is you just will blow your mind into a million pieces like you have never done before, and you will enjoy it...........I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Librarypage_Paralegal1 More than 1 year ago
I also read the earlier edition of this book though that was quite some time ago. Colleen Coble is one of my favorite authors. I love all of her work! She never disappoints me, whether it's historical fiction or mystery and suspense. The danger is vivid and shocking at times. This novel draws you in and has you on the edge of your seat at times because it is very intense. I love returning to Rock Harbor and catching up with Bree and Naomi. This one has a modern day feel with the technological geocaching that the storyline follows. I found myself sympathizing with Eve and all she had to endure to block away what she had been through. Nick was very patient and caring to bring back her back where she needed to be. I have been able to recommend several Christian fiction novels and have readers say later they had no clue what they had been missing out on by not reading them earlier.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buyer Beware! This is NOT a new book! It's "Abomination", re-released with a new cover and new title, but same book.
MarB1 More than 1 year ago
This was a bit of a creepy read. However not too creepy that I couldn't finish reading it. I liked the characters and they drew me back into the story, but I didn't care to read what the killer did to his victims. Eventhough it wasn't told in detail, my imagination did the work on its own. It was just gross. There were times I wondered "what the heck am I reading?" Well, I finished reading it, partly because I wanted to figure out who the bad guy was. All in all, an okay read, but not a book I would return to.
Bookworm_Babblings More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this novel from HarperCollins Publishing in exchange for my honest review. Elena Cox is found barefoot and cold walking on the side of the road with her baby girl. She has bruises, a stab wound, and no memory. Bree Matthews is determined to help her get back on her feet and get her memory back. Other than her name she remembers nothing but has immense fear that the attacker has followed her to Rock Harbor. Then there's Gideon, his quest is rid the world of evil. He's taken to leaving bodies at geocaching sites, with messages about their sins. He's got his eye on Elena, he needs retribution for her past sin. Colleen Coble has written a wonderful mystery. There is so much depth to the story, I just could not put it down. It kept me guessing until the very end. I was screaming “oh my gosh!”. I also loved the sweet romance that grew throughout the novel.
Jarina More than 1 year ago
Haven of Swans is a psychological mystery set in Rock Harbor, Upper Peninsula, Michigan. This is part of Colleen Coble's Rock Harbor Novels and was previously released under the title Abomination. An unknown woman is found bleeding and carrying a small child on the roadside outside of Rock Harbor by search and rescue dog handler Bree Mathews. The woman has clearly been attacked, is extraordinarily frightened, and is in full survival mode for herself and the child in her arms. But she has no idea of who she is, where she came from, who attacked her, or if the child is even hers. Begging Bree to not involve the police, the stranger does agree to go with Bree and to get discreet medical treatment. Few memories come back to her over the course of several months spent with Bree, her husband and son. They believe they have her name, Elena, from a necklace she was wearing, but that is all. It isn't until Elena and Bree and her search dog stumble across a body in the woods that things begin to unfold and Elena begins to learn about her past and that she may well be a target for a serial killer. A fast paced tale of fear and fate, love and loss, and how a twisted mind can seek revenge, this story is both chilling and haunting. Can anyone protect her, can they save her? And will her life ever be the same again? I do recommend this book.
Ellen-oceanside More than 1 year ago
HAVEN OF SWANS by Colleen Coble, publish by Thomas Nelson, a Rock Harbor novel, release date of May 2. Takes place in Rock Harbor, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It starts off with the dark side, showing the killer's view. Another side of him going home and kissing his daughter good night. A woman bleeding carrying a child, standing by the road, having been attacked. Luckily Bree finds her and takes her home to where her husband and Samson a search and rescue dog live. There is more killing so another cop shows up, this woman refugee feels a connection to him. Yet, is it good or should she be leery of him. A place in the wilderness, where the swans are at, there is a geocache that will tie them all together. This book was darker then her other books I felt, and have all of hers. I feel her attempt was to write the plot from a killers mind. Some may like and others will not. Given ARC by Net Galley for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.