Dark Tide by Elizabeth Haynes
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Ms. Haynes has once again come up trumps and will delight her growing legions of fans. Thrillers don’t get much better.
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Elizabeth Haynes, author of the bestselling debut Into the Darkest Corner, returns with a tense, gripping thriller about a woman caught in an underworld of corruption and murder...

Genevieve has finally achieved her dream: to leave the stress of London behind and start a new life aboard a houseboat in Kent. She’s found the perfect vessel: Revenge of the Tide. She already feels less lonely; as if the boat is looking after her.

But the night of her boat-warming party, a body washes up, and to Genevieve’s horror, she recognizes the victim. She isn’t about to tell the police, though; hardly anyone knows about her past as a dancer at a private members’ club, The Barclay. The death can’t have anything to do with her. Or so she thinks...

Soon, the lull of the waves against Revenge feels anything but soothing, as Genevieve begins to receive strange calls and can’t reach the one person who links the present danger with her history at the club. Fearing for her safety, Genevieve recalls the moment when it all started to go wrong: the night she saw her daytime boss in the crowd at The Barclay...

Dark, sexy, and exquisitely chilling, Dark Tide is another superb mystery from acclaimed rising star Elizabeth Haynes.


About Elizabeth Haynes

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Elizabeth Haynes is a police intelligence analyst. She started writing fiction in 2006 with the annual challenge of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the encouragement of the creative writing courses at West Dean College. She lives in a village near Maidstone, Kent, with her husband and son. Into the Darkest Corner is her first novel.
Published March 12, 2013 by HarperCollins. 400 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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NY Journal of Books

Reviewed by Sam Millar on Mar 10 2013

Ms. Haynes has once again come up trumps and will delight her growing legions of fans. Thrillers don’t get much better.

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Times Colonist

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Reviewed by Jeff Ayers on Mar 12 2013

The danger seems a bit distant, but the story is compelling. Haynes sometimes isn't forthcoming with details relevant to the story until it's too late. Terrible for Genevieve, but great for the reader.

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Leeswammes' Blog

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Reviewed by Leeswammes on Mar 12 2013

I didn’t enjoy the pole-dance setting at first, but this became better as I got to know the people at the club and knew who could be trusted or not. The eventual resolution of the story was a little far-fetched but I liked the tension in the story...

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Nomad Reader

on Apr 09 2013

Dark Tide is a compelling character-driven mystery, but it falters as the romantic elements take center stage over Genevieve, who is the most interesting character in the novel.

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Literary Treats

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on Apr 15 2013

To be fair, if I hadn’t read Darkest Corner and known just how much more Haynes is capable of, I probably would have enjoyed this book much more.

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Book Hooked Blog

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on Mar 21 2013

If you like the thriller genre or if you enjoyed Into The Darkest Corner, I recommend it. As much as I liked the story, I had a few qualms about the way the sex industry is portrayed

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Clear Eyes, Full Shelves

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Reviewed by Sarah on Mar 12 2013

I finished the book quickly and marginally enjoyed it but would not call it a great read nor would I pass it on to friends as recommended reading. Although it held my interest while I read it, what's most memorable about Dark Tide is how profoundly unremarkable it is.

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Insomnia of Books

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Reviewed by Soma Rostam on Feb 05 2013

...the character, Genevieve. Her decision-making skills irritated me. She could have done so much better and saved herself all the ache and the problem.

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