- Paperback: 372 pages
- Publisher: Limitless Publishing, LLC (November 9, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1680583654
- ISBN-13: 978-1680583656
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.9 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,003,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Top Customer Reviews
Alicia Fairmount visits her deceased husband’s hometown of Cobble Cove in search of in-laws she never met. Once there, peculiar happenings seem to connect to her husband’s death, and infer more questions than answers in the matter.
De Louise does a brilliant job of creating a beautiful setting. I was reminded of Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove through much of this narrative and loved every bit.
Further along, Alicia meets the residents of Cobble Cove. I had a sense of not quite knowing who to trust amongst these players.
Was Dora simply a B & B owner who gradually warms up to strangers, or did she have an interest in keeping John McKinney occupied with household tasks? Did John’s synergy with Alicia truly come from seeking love after being widowed for so long, or was he keeping her away from the answers she sought? And why was Sheila, the library director, avoiding discussion of the young employee who suddenly left Cobble Cove without much of an explanation?
The resident list is marginally longer with quirky characters you’ll feel you’ve known personally.
Three quarters into the book, the plot thickens with a shocking revelation. I had my suspicions early on, but the truth surrounding the death of Alicia’s husband, and the mystery of those involved, was a real twist. And so much better!
De Louise is a gifted story teller. I recommend A Stone’s Throw to mystery and suspense readers who enjoy taking the time to explore characters and settings within a steady-paced read.
I appreciated the fact that the characters weren't all young 20 somethings with vapid speech. The cute town of Cobble Cove is populated with older people as happens in many small towns after youngsters move away to more exciting lives. The cast of characters range from 40's to 80's, and everyone seemed so vital and interesting that I wasn't really aware of this until the end when the town was undergoing growth and development. It was simply a delightful town full of interesting people.
Let me tell you that this book is one that had twists and unexpected turns. I think I actually gasped at one point. It was a captivating book that keeps you guessing up to the end.
De Louise makes a very strong traditional publishing debut with this novel (although this is NOT her first novel), especially considering the very well-developed and vividly described characters (even the secondary and tertiary characters are easy to envision). I enjoyed the plot twists and turns and the mystery that lingered until the very end. Although I’m not usually a fan of pro/epilogues, the end of this book was tied up nicely and answered any of the reader’s questions.
If you enjoy cozy, small-town mysterious with a romantic bend, this is the book for you.
D & D
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very boring through the first 3/4 of the book last 1/4 not bad. Would not recommend this book. I read a lot and have not been as disappointed as I am with this onePublished 14 days ago by janice
Good story, great plot, easy reading. Could not put it down. I recommend this book.Published 1 month ago by NancyO
When Alicia Fairmont searches for her deceased husband's family in the small New York town of Cobble Cove, she had no idea the answers she was going to get. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BookReader
OK for a first try. Felt like a Middle School or perhaps High School attempt. Wonder what a teacher would have noted and graded it. I know the author and I like her. Read morePublished 2 months ago by no where man
Debbie De Louise wrote an interesting novel in "A Stone's Throw." The storyline was catchy and definitely kept the reader guessing throughout how it would progress and end. Read morePublished 3 months ago by (ajk) avid reader
A STONE’S THROW features Alicia Fairmont, a recently widowed librarian who is looking for answers. Alicia decides to travel to Cobble Cove, NY where her husband’s family once lived... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Star
Good premise for a mystery and I liked that the main character was a librarian.Published 4 months ago by Rose M.