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Review: 'Dark Tide' is chilling thriller

Published: Sunday, March 17, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT
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This book cover image released by Harper Paperbacks shows "Dark Tide," by Elizabeth Haynes.

"Dark Tide" (Harper Paperbacks), by Elizabeth Haynes

Elizabeth Haynes follows her best-selling "Into the Darkest Corner" with another solid thriller.

In "Dark Tide," Genevieve Shipley has quit two jobs and used her savings to start a new life aboard a houseboat. Her day job in London involved sales, and at night, she worked as a pole dancer at a gentlemen's club. When her boss discovered her night job, he began to harass her.

Genevieve saw things at the gentleman's club that put her life in danger. Now, in her houseboat in Kent, with her past hidden and a new life ahead, she believes everything will be just fine. Then one of her friends — a fellow dancer — is murdered. Her body is found floating next to Genevieve's houseboat.

The narrative jumps between the present and the past as what forced Genevieve to give up everything is slowly revealed.

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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