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What a great conclusion to this exciting series! I really love that this is a second chance, reunion romance series for Jon and Annie. The angst between them takes place in book one and their relationship grows closer in the second and third novels.

This story was packed with some edge of your seat suspense, as the good guys had to outwit and outmaneuver the bad guys. The overall question of who was behind all of the missing and dead women that had been hinted at throughout the series was finally answered.

I liked the way the author wrapped things up and really enjoyed this entire series. I ended up listening to the audio version of Break of Day and thought the narration was nicely done.

(4.5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
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Book #3 in the Annie Pederson series.  It could be read as a stand alone but there are several over arcing stories that come together in this book plus the central story.  You'd get great satisfaction seeing some of the bad guys laid to rest.  Colleen Coble is a prolific author who has written several series, it's amazing how she can juggle the characters and back stories without repeating them.  BREAK OF DAY falls into the mystery genre but it's not extreme by any means. 

We met Annie Pederson in 2022 when Edge of Dusk was released.  We've watched her struggle with the speed bumps that always seem to pop up when she's least expecting them.  She's developed into a person we'd love to have on our side in a fight, yet manages to keep her personal problems to herself.  She loves her family fiercely and her strong faith sets her apart from many other main characters I've read.  She will need every prayer she can get to solve this killer's streak from getting any longer.  Great read from a talented author.
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Break of Day
by Colleen Coble
Pub Date 04 Jul 2023
Thomas Nelson--FICTION,Thomas Nelson
Mystery & Thrillers| Romance| Women's Fiction

Thomas Nelson-Fiction and Netgalley provided me with a copy of Break of Day for review:

The life of law enforcement officer Annie Pederson has been rocked by tragedy, but things are finally looking up. Her relationship with her biological father-who's also the love of her life-has never been better, and it looks like an engagement ring is on the horizon. After decades of separation, she's slowly rebuilding trust with her sister, Sarah.

Sarah's safety is suddenly put at risk when a man escapes law enforcement custody. While investigating missing hikers in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, she's caught in the crosshairs of a deadly game.

Now Annie is being hunted. When she discovers the terrible truth about the men stalking her, she realizes that to redeem her sister, build the family she dreams of, and protect those she loves, she'll have to fight for her life.

The final installment of Colleen Coble's Annie Pederson trilogy returns you to Rock Harbor.

I give Break of Day five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!
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Colleen Coble has done it again! Break of Day was the perfect, most gripping conclusion to the Annie Pederson series. I’ve loved being back in Rock Harbor!

Break of Day really wrapped up the whole series in such a satisfying way that I’m torn between wanting more, and being content with the way things ended. As in any Coble novel, there is plenty of suspense, many heart-racing moments, and more than enough plot twists to keep your mind reeling and keep you laying awake at night trying to solve the mystery!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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I really enjoyed this book. A culmination of everything coming together in the Annie Peterson story. I was blew away by all the answers and was truly surprised by who was behind everything. Jon and Annie’s story is truly redemptive and beautiful. I love the God truths that shine through.
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Another fantastic book by Colleen Coble!
Her books are always so good.
She does such a good job catching you up on things that could be forgotten in the previous books in the series. 
This book is so good!

Thank you so much, Colleen Coble, the Publisher, and NetGalley, for the chance to read and review this wonderful book!
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Break of Day by Colleen Coble is the third book in the Annie Pederson trilogy. What a wild ride with an epic conclusion that took me until halfway through this book to finally start unraveling the ongoing mystery. 

The beginning of this particular book started a little slow, but once the clues were falling into place the story ramped up and ended with a thrilling finale. Definitely my favorite book of the trilogy.

Thank you NetGalley and Thomas Nelson for an advanced e copy to honestly read and review. I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Publication date was July 4, 2023.
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Break of Day, by Colleen Coble, continues her Annie Pederdo series.  Life seems to be settling down for Law Enforcement officer Annie Pederdo; however, Annie and Jon are soon fighting to keep the custody of their daughter.  Before this problem can be resolved, Annie again has her hands full chasing after a serial killer!

In the midst of all this activity, Annie and Jon hope to find a moment to finally tie the knot and become man and wife.  However, the busyness of life yet again interferes.  When Annie and Jon head into the woods to track after this band of killers, you will never believe it when the leader of this pack is actually identified!

You cannot help but wonder if Annie, Jon and her sister Sarah will make it out alive!
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Amazing book I couldn’t put it down. Anna needs to find who’s behind what’s going on, but what she finds out isn’t good. Her sister also wants to make amends with her. What can she do? 
It want be the same, but just maybe she can give it a shot. 
She loves Jon with all her heart. He’s her rock, and when she needs him he’s right there for her and there daughter. 
I highly recommend all these books. 
A beautiful ending. But some tragic things.
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Your Heart Will Be Pumping Out Of Control! Mine Was!

Without spoiling the book for anyone… the scenes in this book will get your heart pumping! The relationships will tug at your heart. The setting for this series is perfect. I personally feel this series needs to be read in order. Enjoy!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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Colleen Coble delivers yet again another edge of the seat thriller! With an original twist to several mysterious disappearances and a macabre hunt, Coble fans will find their heart rate accelerating as they page through the conclusion of the Annie Pederson series. I have found Coble to be the queen of suspense, skillful at plot pacing, switching points of view, keeping fans totally invested in the story until the final page has been read.

With two mysteries arcing through the series, I highly recommend readers start with Edge of Dusk, the first book in the series. Longtime Coble fans will be drawn by the return to Rock Harbor, the setting of one of her most popular series. While this is definitely classified as a suspense thriller, I loved the second chance at romance story. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher through Netgalley. I was not required to write a review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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Break of Day is the final book in the Annie Pederson series by Colleen Coble. As we have seen in the previous books, Annie is a law enforcement officer who had lost her husband a couple of years ago and had recently reunited with her childhood sweetheart Jon. Though her daughter Kylie is initially resistant about the idea of a new man in her dad's place, she later gradually and upto him. At the end of the previous book, both Annie and Jon had just discovered that Kylie is actually Jon's biological daughter. The fiasco Sarah had with Kylie had finally pulled Sarah out of the hate-filled stupor she had indulged herself in and now she hopes to create a place for herself in her sister's life. 

Amidst all these personal turmoil, Annie and her team are still on the lookout for the reason behind the disappearance of certain tourists/hikers in their small town and Annie wants to find the culprit at all costs. Having sent her daughter out of the line of danger,  Jon and Annie are determined to find out the killer who has been preying young women. With Sarah trying her best to find the complete truth of her kidnapping and Annie closing the distance between herself and the killer, the killer plays a game of his own to divert the attention of the police.

What does the killer do? Is he successful in his attempts of evading the police? Does Annie manage to find out who the culprit is and secure him before more people are affected? The answers to these questions and the conclusion to this series have been compiled into a compact and racy thriller designed to send the readers into a frenzied reading spree.

Author Coble had done an excellent job in setting up the story, so much so that, when all the truths come out and the good guys win the day, the reader feels a sense of gratification as well. The story travels fast, with one event leading onto another in a brisk and clear pace. However, the final lap of the story takes place in a forest for quite a long time and that alone tested my patience. 

Despite this small issue, I enjoyed this book immensely and really like Colleen's style of writing; I sure would want to try more of her books.
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The third in a trilogy, but the first I’ve read and it makes me want to go back to read the first two.  Annie has been through a lot after recently finding her long lost abducted sister.  She only wants to find that true happiness and she believes she has found that in Jon. Only life keeps getting in her way - specifically her job as she is on the hunt for some people that are up to no good. This one has a dark side … and a light side, as there is with life. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this one. I can’t wait to read the first two.
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Break of Day is the 3rd book in the Annie Pederson series by Colleen Coble. I found this to be a book that easily pulled me in from the first chapter. It as fast paced and a great ending to this series. As ususal the book is filled with many twists and turns and I would definitely recommend it to others.

I received an ARC from NetGalley and Thomas Nelson, and I am leaving my review voluntarily.
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Her "heavy eyes finally closed for what seemed only a few minutes, but when she popped them open, she realized dawn was nearly there. The light had that quality where the sun could begin to break over the eastern horizon at any minute. And she was still trapped."

Annie Pederson is finally understanding certain parts of her past. She thinks she is ready to start over. But suddenly her job as a law enforcement officer intersects with her personal life. Can she figure out who is involved? Will she forever be one step away from happiness?

This book kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat. What is demanded of the characters in order for them to survive is pretty intense. I did not see all of the connections until later on in the storyline. There is a darker element that some readers may not like. The faith part is a bit understated.

While one could appreciate the suspense element in this book, without reading the first two books in the series, readers would definitely be confused. I had read book two only a few months before, so I could mostly still follow the storyline. But I still needed to reference back to remember what happened in books 1 and 2. The storyline weaves together well throughout the trilogy, but I would not recommend this book as a stand-alone.

Part of the storyline relies around broken relationships. Some of the connections do not completely seem realistic because they have been fractured. I suppose this is what happens when lost souls try to live out life. I wanted steps to be taken toward healing, but they seemed to falter a bit.

Overall I thought this was a good book. I think this was a satisfying conclusion to the series. I am glad that I read this book. I was especially glad that thanks to NetGalley, I did not have to wait to read it. All opinions in this review are my own.
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I was drawn to the Annie Pederson series for two reasons. I actually know a woman by that name, which was an amusing coincidence and Collen Coble, one of the best mystery writers today. This has been such a riveting series. I do advise that any reader who is interested should start with the first of the three books. Break of Day is a stand-alone novel as the author fills in enough background to keep the story going smoothly but it's so much better in my opinion to read in sequence. They are that good.
I received an advanced reader's copy of the book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley this is my unsolicited opinion about the story. What an ending to the murder-mystery that Annie has been immersed in! Annie and Jon are planning their future then she learns that Glenn Hussert has escaped. Her sister needs protection, another woman visiting the area has been reported missing and Annie is trying to protect her family while helping the sheriff find the escapee. This is one tension filled plot with life threatening danger and a shocking revelation. (I loved it, figured it out.) I'm so pleased with how the entire story came together for an excellent ending.
Now, Colleen Coble, I think Annie needs more crimes to solve. She's a great character and needs more than three books.
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Break of Day by Colleen Coble is the third and final book in the Annie Pederson series.  I was definitely invested in the characters and the storyline because of the first two books so I was excited to read the conclusion to the trilogy.  This book picks up right where book two leaves off (can't say more than that to avoid spoilers) and is fast-paced from beginning to end.  This book is full of action and twists and yet also provides resolutions to the loose ends.  I can say I was honestly surprised by the ending.  I would definitely add this romantic suspense series to your TBR is you haven't already, but I would highly recommend reading all three books in order in order to experience all the twists and turns.

Thank you to Thomas Nelson and Netgalley for a copy of this book.  All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
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A new author to me and enjoyed the book despite not having read first 2 in series. Strong woman lead character and she is law enforcement so hits two of my Favorites. Plan is to read first two now
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I didn’t realize when I started reading this story that it was the final book of three, still it was a great mystery and hard to put down. I would recommend reading the three books in order as you would have more of the background to the characters. 

The book had romance in it and was action packed and full of suspense. Annie the main character has had a lot of struggles since the sudden death of her parents and husband. Raising a child as a single parent and doing her job in law enforcement has been challenging. She is getting a second chance at love when things happen that might destroy everything. Does Annie and her loved ones make it out alive?

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fast-paced romantic suspense. 

Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Nelson for an advanced copy of this book.
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I received an arc from NetGalley and this is my honest opinion.

Jon and Annie continue on their journey back to one another. Always twists and turns that happen with them but it was great to see Kylie open up more with Jon.

Great happy ending as well!
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