Thelma and Wayne Owens, beloved members of the Cape Refuge community, run a Bed & Breakfast and church services for people who want a new start in life. Their daughter Morgan and her fisherman husband Jonathan, and their daughter Blair, who has a disfiguring scar on her face, help them. After a heated public argument with his in-laws, Jonathan discovers that Thelma and Wayne have been murdered, and when Jonathan is arrested as the prime suspect, Morgan and Blair launch their own investigation to find the real killer. Shady characters and a raft of suspects keep the plot twisting and the suspense building as readers piece together not only who murdered Thelma and Wayne, but also secrets of the family’s past.
An edge-of-the-seat Christian suspense novel, Cape Refuge is difficult to put down. And because Terri Blackstock writes several characters into situations where they could have been the murderer, for much of the book, readers don’t know who to trust.
The setting, a beach town in Georgia, is home to quirky townsfolk. The heroines, sisters Morgan and Blair, are as alike as salt and pepper but love each other and work together for the important things in life. Lofty themes of unity, second chances, and serving others play out in the nitty-gritty of everyday relationships in this story.
Cape Refuge offers the thrill of suspense without sex, swearing, or graphic violence. When you head to Cape Refuge you can trust that, even though the ride may be wild, you’ll be safe there.
Have you been to Cape Refuge? What do you think of it?