Dangerous Waters (Vancouver Island - Carver Brothers, #1)
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Dangerous Waters (Vancouver Island - Carver Brothers #1)

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Sergeant Holly Rudd arrives in the coastal community of Bamfield after local divers discover a body with a knife jutting from its chest in the waters of Barkley Sound. As she investigates the crime, Holly soon realizes the sleepy town is rife with secrets. But what unsettles her most is the residents’ insistence that she bears a striking resemblance to the victim of a murd...more
Paperback, 326 pages
Published November 20th 2012 by Montlake Romance
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UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

4 fast paced, exciting, romantic, stars!

Dangerous Waters by Toni Anderson is a romantic suspense-slash-mystery set in Bamfield, British Columbia. It’s an intriguing tale of murder, cover-ups, and a community either too scared or too complacent to get involved in any of it.

Sergeant Holly Rudd arrives in the coastal community of Bamfield after local divers discover a body with a knife jutting from its chest in the waters of Barkley Sound. As she investigates the crime, Holly soon rea
Dangerous Waters is the first book in Toni Anderson's Vancouver Island - Carver Brothers series. Sergeant Holly Rudd is in Bamfield on Vancouver Island to solve a murder. But she discovers she bares a striking resemblance to a woman who was murdered 30 years before. Finn Carver is a diver. He was one of the divers who discovered the body and, apparently, a suspect.

I have read a few of Toni Anderson's books and have not been disappointed yet. There was a nice balance on the mystery/suspense and t...more
3.5 Stars

Dangerous Waters opens with a chapter that grabs you. A glimpse into the past that provides a puzzle piece that you know is somehow key to the current story but you have no idea how or why...so you just have to keep on reading.

The Canadian landscape provides the backdrop for this latest offering from Toni Anderson. As a Canadian I very much appreciate that the story takes place in Canada because it doesn’t happen very often.

Scuba diver and former Special Forces agent Finn Carver’s un...more
SOS Aloha
Hawaiian Proverb: He ho'okele wa'a no ka la 'ino
"A steersman for a stormy day"
A courageous person

Toni Anderson had to work for this five star review from me as romantic suspense is not my first choice of reading genres. In fact, I tend to shy away from it because I want reading to be a pleasant escape. Yet I requested to review DANGEROUS WATERS because of the Pacific setting, the capable heroine investigating the murder, and the mysterious hero impeding her investigation. Plus the setting, hero...more
CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
Sergeant Holly Rudd arrives in the coastal community of Bamfield, British Columbia, after local divers discover a body with a knife jutting from its chest. As she investigates the crime, Holly soon realizes Bamfield is rife with secrets. But what unsettles her most is the residents’ insistence that she bears a striking resemblance to the victim of a murder from three decades earlier. At first, she shrugs off the uncanny likeness as a coincidence.

Finn Carver, a former Special Forces soldier turne...more
Kathy Martin
This was a romantic suspense title that nicely balanced both the romance and the suspense. The story starts with a murder of a 24-year-old woman and her six week old son. Her two year old daughter disappeared at the same time. Than thirty years pass.

The woman's husband is Dr. Thom Edgefield. He has never let the unsolved case rest. He has devoted his life to harassing the police to keep working on the murder. Along the way he has reported any suspicious behavior to the police which has not endea...more
Toni Anderson's "Dangerous Waters" (Montlake Romance 2012)is from the new genre of romantic thrillers. I should have looked closer when I picked this book out of the 'thriller' category and noticed the publisher. Duh. Instead, I spent most of the 350 pages wondering how such intelligent characters could fall prey to teenage emotions so succinctly?

Let me back up. If you can leap over the nonstop romantic innuendos, thoughts, and emotions, this is a wonderful story. Thomas Edgefield and Finn Carve...more
Kathy Altman
With vibrant writing, a cast of damaged, captivating characters and a plot that’s deliciously diabolical, Dangerous Waters will have you mesmerized from page one. Anderson writes in a dark, edgy style reflected in the setting, the story line, and the secrets that haunt the members of this close-mouthed coastal community. Her characters are multi-dimensional and sympathetic—I was especially moved by the thorny relationship between Finn and his ex-convict brother. The sexual tension is high, the h...more
M.J. Fredrick
If you like Tami Hoag, you'll love this book! I was stumped until the end, but then it all made perfect sense. Taut, tense romantic suspense, with plenty of twists.
Kara Jorges
The ugly secrets of a picturesque Canadian town are exposed after Finn Carver and his best friend Thom discover a body in a shipwreck. Finn smells a set-up, since the knife protruding from the body belongs to Thom, and only the two of them are supposed to know the shipwreck even exists. Finn’s troubles only escalate when the Mounties are sent in, including one very attractive Sergeant Holly Rudd.

Holly’s attraction to Finn is a big problem, since he’s technically a suspect in her case. She’s als...more
Nope, I give up. I just can't drag myself through this book any longer.

Full review:

Though I don't typically read romantic suspense when I'm looking for a suspense novel, there are some books in the genre that I enjoy. I'm always a fan of good romantic tension between characters, as well as the "will they or won't they" question (which, of course, usually turns into "Of course they will!"--but I digress.) However, it has to be done well, and the romantic tension is something this book does not do...more
Darcia Helle
Dangerous waters has a great storyline, a well-developed plot and likable characters. I was intrigued by the setting, with the small remote town and the diving adventures. There are twists along the way, some expected and others more surprising. The story definitely held my interest and kept me turning pages.

The romance here is the main focus, with the suspense playing out in the background. That is often the case with the romantic suspense genre, but can still often have a unique and modern sp...more
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
Great small town murder mystery with lots of twist and a romance.

Opens with a shocking murder that happened 30 years ago and then goes to present day where another murder has happened. The story takes place in a small remote town in Canada. After two divers find a body underwater Sergeant Holly Rudd of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and her team arrive to investigate. Holly's father is a commanding officer with the RCMP and she always felt she had to prove herself. This was her first time be...more
Dangerous Waters
Toni Anderson

My"in a nutshell" summary...

Seaside village...thirty year old crimes...it sort of all comes to a full circle.

My thoughts after reading this book...

Finn and Holly...Holly and Finn...magnetic attraction from the start in spite of Holly's attempts to stay away from Finn...circumstances and events just continued to place them in each other's paths. Holly comes to the island to investigate a murder...a body with a knife embedded in its chest was found on a dive. This is...more
Contemporary, Suspense
Bamfield, Vancouver Island, Canada

Holly Rudd arrived in Bamfield to investigate a body found by divers with a knife sticking out of its chest. While investigating the death Holly quickly realizes that the small community has a lot of secrets that it has been hiding for years. One of the most disturbing secrets is Holly’s resemblance to a woman murdered three decades ago. Holly can dismiss her resemblance to the woman but what she can’t dismiss is her attraction to Finn Car...more
The female lead is hard to like. She falls victim to adolescent emotions and pouts when people don't fall in line with her plan. No need to mention she has just recently had an affair with her married boss and aside from not wanting to be around him doesn't seem to experience much shame about it. Found myself rolling my eyes nearly every time she spoke.

And I was totally jarred by Toni Anderson describing Holly's breath as "puffing like the Hogwarts Express." Was it necessary to bring a Harry Pot...more
Shirley Wells
I'm a huge fan of Toni Anderson's writing. My favourite was Edge of Survival (if you haven't read it - do!) and now I have another favourite. Dangerous Waters is fast paced, taut and tense. It's an intriguing tale of murder that keeps you hooked from the first page to the last. I loved this book!
Jessica Poole
As always, I just love Toni Anderson's books! They are full of suspense/romance/drama and always leave the reader guessing until the very last minute. She's such a powerful writer with the ability to weave intricately captivating stories. It's funny because the name of one of the characters sounded familiar and after a little while I realized I had read a previous book by Toni on this character. I looked it up and yep - that was the first book of Toni's that I ever read (Dark Waters). I read the...more
This book should be read as the first book in this series, as things happening here are perior to those in Dark Waters.

I must say that I enjoyed more Dark Waters than this one.
Don't get me wrong, it is NOT a bad book, but I was expecting it to be better.

The story was nice and the pacing was breakneck, but often I found myself slightly bored.

I didn't overly liked the heroine, Holly. She was too stiff. Too competitive. So unlikeable...

Also the hero, Finn, didn't met my expectations. He was too afr...more
Susan Tunis
Only danger is to your brain cells

When one is a connoisseur of the genre known as "trashy underwater fiction" (coined by me), novels like Toni Anderson's Dangerous Waters are the risk you take. It's simply the worst thing I've read in quite some time.

I was attracted to the novel's plot, involving two divers out of a British Columbia marine research station stumbling upon a body while on a night dive in a wreck. The death is the result of neither natural causes nor a dive accident, but rather the...more
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Suspense Magazine
Dangerous Waters
By Toni Anderson
“Dangerous Waters” is the fifth book from Toni Anderson. I can report that if you enjoyed her previous suspense romance, “Edge of Survival,” or any of her stories for that matter, then this latest tale will not disappoint. Anderson follows a formula, which I am sure fans of her books will wholeheartedly applaud.

Her recipe for a successful suspense seems very simple but certainly difficult to replicate if you haven’t her talent for plotting. Take a feisty police in...more
Dangerous Waters is another great book written by Toni Anderson. Finn Carver and his friend, Thomas Edgefield have found a sunken ship with a valuable find, and with it a dead body. Sergeant Holly Rudd is the investigating officer. Together they work to find a killer.

This was a nonstop fast paced suspense romance story. Lots of twists and turns throughout. It was action packed and hard to put down. Multiple mysteries going on, it made for a thrilling ride.

Well written and highly recommended.
Toni Anderson has written an amazing, gripping tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat and itching for more! Dangerous Waters was not at all predictable, like so many books these are today. The detail is amazing, with a picture written so clearly you become a part of the characters, enmeshed in the scenery and environment with them. As I was reading Dangerous Waters, I found myself addicted to the twists and turns of the mystery unable to predict the next move of the murderer, much less...more
While I found myself enjoying trying to figure out whodunnit and why, this book fell kind of flat for me. The main character, Holly, acted ridiculously in my opinion. She is portrayed as very driven and dedicated to her career, but she very quickly gets romantically involved with a suspect in her investigation. She can't keep her hormones in check for even a week while they try to close the case? And I didn't really see the attraction to Finn.

I liked the Canadian setting, though what kind of sma...more
Shirleen Miller
Apr 04, 2014 Shirleen Miller rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
this is the story about Finn the younger brother. Through out this book you do not know who the bad guys are, you find out toward the end and Toni weaves a tale so well that these people were not on the radar at all. I love this author she can spin words into a wonderful story that you just can not put down. I've become a big fan and recommend her to everyone.
Toni Anderson has a way with romantic suspense. I liked this one, maybe because it's a little off. Off center (takes place on Vancouver Island, pretty far out)off characters just ripe for redemption. Off topic, namely, a couple of mysteries here, and a couple of murders, too.

Overall, well done with the requisite HEA - for more than one couple.
Gerald Sinstadt
Toni Anderson starts with an original premise for a murder mystery: the victim is found stabbed to death thirty metres deep in murky waters. So far, so good. But in assembling a cast of suspects, the author lines up a whole cast of stereotypes with barely credible motives.

This is also a romantic novel, and here we are close to Mills and Boon waters. "...the frisson of attraction crackled between them, as obvious as forked lightning on a moonless night." "... gray eyes locked on hers and it was d...more
Jean Guy
This is the first book in this series, and I liked it although it is a romance of the type "I love him so much but I should not", or 'I cannot". The story was good, though, fast paced, and the characters most likable.
Didn't want to put this down.

This was a new realm for me. The Royal Mounted Canadian Police story featuring a female officer. Suspense with romance on par with John Sandford's Prey series. I could visualize this whole storyline in my head long after I put the book down for the night. Definitely want to read the next book in this series.
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Toni Anderson is a New York Times & USA Today best-selling author of Romantic Suspense. A former marine biologist, Anderson travelled the world with her work. After living in six different countries, she finally settled down in the Canadian prairies with her husband and two children. Combining her love of travel with her love of romantic suspense, Anderson writes stories based in some of the p...more
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