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Fatal Tide (East Salem Trilogy #3)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  368 Ratings  ·  52 Reviews
Dani and Tommy discover that the vicious killings in East Salem were merely the birth pangs of a greater evil about to be born.

Occultist leaders at Saint Adrian’s school are in league with an East Salem pharmaceutical company. Together they’ve developed a drug that acts as a time-bomb in children, attacking and killing the prefrontal cortex—the moral center of the brain—on
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Thomas Nelson (first published September 17th 2013)
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ᴥ Irena ᴥ
It started much better than the second book and I hoped the things that ruined it wouldn't be here. Although it is toned down, it is still occasionally preachy, but I don't mind since I knew what I am getting into beforehand. It doesn't have anything to do with the rating.

The bad guys are still all non-Americans, but some other nations are allowed to have a couple of good guys. Only few, mind you. The bad guys issues was one of the things that was so glaring in the second book. Here it goes as f
Jun 02, 2015 Donna rated it liked it
This book was an odd mix of genres. It was Urban Fantasy/Paranormal/ChristianFiction all on the main page.

I liked this. There was a lot of different things going on so the pace was set. For being Christian Fiction it wasn't at all preachy and it had a sweet ending. Also with it being Christian Fiction, there was a strong showing of characters who possessed a moral compass. I haven't read the first two book, but I will get to them.

Mike (the Paladin)
I'm a little sorry to go to 3 stars for this book. I liked the opening 2 books of the trilogy better than this one. It's not that I dislike it, I just don't like it as well.

Now, why? Well, let me say that there are undoubtedly people who will not dislike what drove me a little crazy. The entire series has had a romance story running along with the "supernatural" storyline. I never really thought it overwhelmed the story. HOWEVER in this volume it did come close. For me...Now note, that's "for me
Ginger Price
May 30, 2016 Ginger Price rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An exciting conclusion to this series

St. Adrian's Academy is a source for evil . The world's leaders send their sons to be educated but the students are corrupted to do evil as they are tempted with power and riches, and helped along by the powerful drugs they are given. Satan and his evil forces are using the students to implement a master plan of poisoning the waterways around the world - the ultimate chemical weapon of mass destruction.

Dani and Tommy assist Reece, a St. Adrian's student &
Aug 10, 2013 Devon rated it it was amazing
I was waiting, almost panting for this book! The East Salem trilogy holds you in suspense and really had me wondering who would survive the battle between good and evil. Well researched, and fast paced with delicious characters, the Lis Wiehl/Pete Nelson author combination is lightning in a bottle. The spiritual overtones are well done and the visual description of 'the angel/demon' war brought me to tears. Read these books in order - you don't want to miss a detail! These should be a film serie ...more
Sep 15, 2013 Monica rated it liked it
Just ok. Not as suspenseful as the first two books, and it was kind of confusing to keep track of some people the last half of the book. This book didn't flow well, and felt forced in parts. Sorry.
Aug 31, 2013 Leona rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian, mystery
Fatal Tide by Lis Wiehl with Pete Nelson

Fatal Tide (East Salem Trilogy #3)

by Lis Wiehl (Goodreads Author), Pete Nelson
Fatal Tide

Dani and Tommy discover that the vicious killings in East Salem were merely the birth pangs of a greater evil about to be born.
Occultist leaders at Saint Adrian’s school are in league with an East Salem pharmaceutical company. Together they've developed a drug that acts as a time-bomb in children, attacking and killing the prefrontal cortex—the mor
Gillian Atkinson
May 16, 2017 Gillian Atkinson rated it really liked it
very good for the last book of the series.
Aug 31, 2013 Laura rated it did not like it
Author: Lis Wiehl
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
September 2013
ISBN: 978-1-5955-4946-4
Genre: Fiction/Mystery & Detective/General
321 pages.

In East Salem, the elite St. Adrian’s Academy is at the nexus of a satanic apocalypse—and the fatal tide is rising.

When Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights is reunited with the pagans who commissioned it, a dark prophecy begins to unfold in East Salem, beginning with a savage double-murder by hellish creatures straight out of the
Victor Gentile
Oct 02, 2013 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing
Lis Wiehl with Pete Nelson in their new book, “Fatal Tide” Book Three in the East Salem series published by Thomas Nelson concludes the adventure in the town of East Salem.

From the back cover: In East Salem, the elite St. Adrian’s Academy is at the nexus of a satanic apocalypse—and the fatal tide is rising.

When Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights is reunited with the pagans who commissioned it, a dark prophecy begins to unfold in East Salem, beginning with a savage double-murder by hel
Lisa Johnson
Oct 09, 2013 Lisa Johnson rated it it was amazing
Title: Fatal Tide (East Salem #3)
Author: Lis Wiehl with Pete Nelson
Pages: 315
Year: 2013
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Fatal Tide continues the action and wild ride of Dani Harris and Tommy Gunderson began in the first two books, Waking Hours and Darkness Rising. I recommend the other two books be read first so the reader will know what is going on. All the main characters return in this installment with Tommy’s bad puns, his aunt Ruth’s many guns and librarian smarts and Dani’s no nonsense logic.
One of
Janka H.
Aug 21, 2016 Janka H. rated it liked it
Finale to the raging battle between Heaven and Hell!

Tommy Gunderson and Dani Harris are not alone in the battle, the group of the faithful friends is growing. But the forces of the evil are ready to counterattack. All the evidence is pointing towards the Christmas Eve. Can Dani and Tommy, in alliance with the group of friends and higher spiritual powers, stop the evil from happening?

This is one swift, action novel about the ongoing, physical and spiritual battle between the Heaven and the Hell.
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Finally, the last installment of the East Salem series is here. I was so excited when I know it's coming out and couldn't resist myself to get the book immediately. And similar to the 1st and 2nd installment of the series, Lis Wiehl together with Pete Nelson did not fail to surprise me with more suspense and excitement in th
Kimberly ☕
Oct 23, 2013 Kimberly ☕ rated it really liked it
While the series has been more plot driven than character, the author has given us a colorful cast of heroes. Danni has spunk and is fearless and Tommy is unbending in his faith. Their romance continues to deepen and their faith in each other never waivers. Cassandra, Tommy’s ex really shows development in this third novel, and I was impressed with her involvement. A student from St. Adrian’s becomes an ally. I liked Reese, even if he wasn’t fully fleshed out. They draw others into their inner c ...more
Heather Barbour
Sep 18, 2016 Heather Barbour rated it it was amazing
It took me a little longer to get into this book, but once I did I was hooked! This trilogy was good.
Sep 17, 2013 Nancy rated it it was amazing
The Thrilling Conclusion to the East Salem Trilogy

Sinister shapes gather around Tommy Gunderson's house where he, Dani, Quinn and Cassandra Morton are holed up. With them is Tommy's Aunt Ruth, and Reese, a boy who escaped from St. Adrian's Academy. Because of the danger, Dani and Tommy decide to send Reese away with Dr. Julian Villanegre and Frank Gardner. Before the three reach the airport, the monsters cause a car crash. Julian and Frank are killed, but Reese manages to escape. He returns to T
Christian Fiction Addiction
Sep 17, 2013 Christian Fiction Addiction rated it really liked it
Gripping suspense, supernatural battles between angels and demons, and intriguing characters make "Fatal Tide" a strong addition to the "East Salem" series. Tommy and Dani return to continue their fight against the evil that has infiltrated the town of East Salem. Their relationship continues to grow in leaps and bounds, and the thread of romance in this novel is sure to please many readers. As with the prior novels in the series, I greatly enjoyed the witty dialogue that sparks between Tommy an ...more
Sep 23, 2013 Mark rated it it was amazing
The three books in this series have been my favorite books that Lis Wiehl has written. They have also been the most Christian, so that may play into why I like them the best. Of the three books in this series, this one was the best and most exciting, in my opinion.

The authors brought back the same characters from the other two books, and in this book the stakes are higher and the danger more prevalent.

I took me a few pages to remember what had happened in the last book, but I quickly got caugh
Beckie Burnham
Oct 19, 2015 Beckie Burnham rated it really liked it
Fatal Tide is the final book in the East Salem series. The race against the forces of evil that began in Waking Hours and increased in Darkness Rising, takes on a greater urgency as Satanic forces make a last push to wreak mayhem on the world. But the team headed by Dani Harris and Tommy Gunderson are determined not to let evil have its way.

I really liked the time frame for this series. The first book, Waking Hours begins at October, taking advantage of all the creepiness of Halloween. Darkness
So sad to come to the end of a trilogy. Great book! Great series!

Lis Wiehl with Pete Nelson have written another top-seller! East Salem Trilogy began with Waking Hours #1 and continued with Darkness Rising #2. The story picks up on December 20th; George Gardener and Julian Villanegre are escorting Reese, a young man home from St. Adrian's, to England at Tommy Gunderson's wishes.

The evil that has taken over St. Adrian's Academy is seeping out into the world. Dani and Tommy continue to battle the
Misty Battle
Sep 24, 2013 Misty Battle rated it really liked it
Shelves: booksneeze
This book is another fast paced thriller full of suspense that will keep you wondering what will happen next. This book shows us how Satan works in our world today and how he wants to destroy everything good that God has made. Like Dani and Tommy we are constantly faced with evil in our daily lives but we must rely on God to see us through.

Fatal Tide is an outstanding ending to the trilogy. I liked it better than any of the other books. Tommy and Dani have resolved their differences and their l
Mar 10, 2014 Anna rated it liked it
Recommended to Anna by: monica c
fast-paced conclusion to the East Salem trilogy: a story of the ongoing battle between good and evil (literally).

I really liked this trilogy and think you really need to treat it as one work. It begins with a high school party seemingly gone bad, ending in a ritualistic killing. The attention starts to shift to the prestigious local, long-established private school of St. Adrian in which we find out that something is seriously wrong. The story shifts to the school and the growing certainty that
Lynn Keith
I really wanted to like this.

I am only writing one review of the entire series. I don't need to repeat the same criticism over and over. I was terribly disappointed with the writing of this series. It really offends me when religious fiction is badly written. The characters were good and fairly well filled out. The plot was engaging and had well thought out twists. The good guys were engaging and fun to root for in book. The three stories hung together well.
Where it went wrong was with the vill
Jul 11, 2013 Melissa rated it liked it
The final book in the East Salem trilogy brings the supernatural events to a thrilling climax. Angels, demons, possessed creatures and a centuries-old society all blend together for a frightening, yet surprisingly realistic tale of good vs. evil.
With demonic creatures attacking from all sides, Tommy and Dani have gathered a core group of believers to stop evil from infiltrating the world. Linz Pharmaceuticals and key players from St. Adrian’s have finally developed the drug that can stealthily t
Oct 14, 2013 Tammy rated it liked it
Interesting installment in this series. I am not that much into the "science fiction" thing but it was pretty good. Tommy is a great guy who has a super house installed with all kinds of security gadgets that come in handy when the "demons" start appearing. Many enemies out there trying to take the earth especially Satan. Dani is Tommy's girlfriend and they along with a bunch of other good people are trying to save the world. All kinds of incidents will get them to the point of figuring out how ...more
Lisa B.
Oct 24, 2013 Lisa B. rated it really liked it
A powerful finale to the East Salem trilogy. This book was strong on faith and the never ending battle between good and evil. I liked that the characters had some flaws, and occasionally struggled with their beliefs - isn't this true of most of us? For this reason, they seemed very real to me, which is why this whole trilogy was very enjoyable.

I would like to thank Thomas Nelson, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read this in exchange for an unbiased review.

Publish date: September 17, 2013.
Marie J
Jan 07, 2014 Marie J rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal, fiction
I'm a bit on the fence with this novel. I liked the previous two and had expectations for this one but I felt thrown from one side to the next. There were just too many side plots turning it into a confusing cacophony, really.

Also I felt like the story was lagging until near the end where it just became a big rush of action. Everything seemed to end up with a neat little red bow in the most bizarre way possible, the good guys won and they rode into the sunset... The end.

It's not a bad novel, far
Brian Ritter
Mar 03, 2014 Brian Ritter rated it it was amazing
An amazing end to the trilogy that does not disappoint. With a shocking twist at the beginning the entire gang is back and ready to take on evil once and for all...with a little help from above. The only bad thing I can say about this entire series is that this is the final book...far too often it gets harder and harder to read a series the deeper you get into it because it seems like story lines simply aren't fresh but not here...The non-use of foul language and the positive faith based message ...more
Feb 19, 2014 Mary rated it liked it
Shelves: good-vs-evil
Steve Gilbert
May 07, 2015 Steve Gilbert rated it liked it
This was my least favorite of the trilogy. There was too much review of the first two books, in my opinion. My favorite book in this series was the first one. That one was a mystery with supernatural overtones. In this and the second book, the mystery (which is what I like most about Lis Wiehl's books) took a back seat to the supernatural. While this held my interest enough to see how it ended, I really prefer the mystery books from Lis Wiehl.
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Lis Wiehl is the author "Face of Betrayal," a New York Times Best Seller.

She has also written "Winning Every Time: How to Use the Skills of a Lawyer in the Trials of Your Life" and "The 51% Minority: How Women Still Are Not Equal and What You Can Do About It."

In addition to her written work, Wiehl is currently a legal analyst for Fox News. She has been with the network since 2001.

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East Salem Trilogy (3 books)
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