Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Dark Tide by Elizabeth Haynes

Hi, everyone! Today I'm a stop on the TLC blog tour for Elizabeth Haynes's latest, Dark Tide.

Last year there was a ton of buzz around Haynes's debut release, Into the Darkest Corner. Having read it in just about one sitting (on an amazingly pretty afternoon here in CO), I can say that all of that buzz was warranted. Into the Darkest Corner was a pretty phenomenal and chilling read. You can imagine, then, that the expectations going into Dark Tide were pretty high. Readers, I was not disappointed!

Genevieve has long dreamed of buying a boat - a houseboat she can live on and fix up and maybe even do some traveling. She worked two jobs to save up enough money and now her dream has finally come true. But Genevieve's dream soon becomes a nightmare when the body of one of her old coworkers is found floating in the river near her new abode.

Dark Tide is every bit as intense and fast paced as Into the Darkest Corner. Like her debut, Haynes tells her story in two different timelines - now and then. Now with the discovery of Caddy's body and the events that follow and then being the events that led up to the start of the book.

But don't be mistaken, these are two very different stories with two very different heroines: Genevieve is quite possibly the exact opposite of Catherine. Genevieve is a sales person by day and an exotic dancer by night. She has no qualms about doing a little extra for the job if it means getting her one step closer to her dream. But when she's harassed at work, she fights back full force. Haynes recently discussed some of the differences in writing the two books here

This author has a real talent for putting together a captivating mystery. For me, Haynes is a guaranteed one-sitting or up-all-night read, so be prepared!  Just be warned, she's seemingly not afraid to delve into the darkest reaches of her imagination. I'll admit, though, Dark Tide wasn't quite as dark and twisted as Into the Darkest Corner.

To see more stops on the tour, visit the official TLC tour page here.

For more on Haynes and her work, check out her website here. You can also like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

Rating 5/5


BookWitch said...

Thanks for the review. I could not put "Into the Darkest Corner" down, even though it scared me to death, and after I finished it I called my daughter and told her not to read it because it was so frightening! I'm eagerly looking forward to "Dark Tide". I really do appreciate terror if it's well written and believable. Thank you, Elizabeth Haynes for scaring me so well.

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I'll make it a point not to read this too late at night ... :)

Thanks for being on the tour!