The Dark Tide (Ty Hauck #1)
And maybe it's just me, but I was extremely bugged by how every character repeatedly said the name of the person they were talking...more
"Yes reader, I'm afraid its true - this novel is badly let down by the poor dialogue"
"But Kieran I think, and Kieran don't hate me for saying this, but maybe you are being unfairly picky Kieran?"
"No reader - I am not. The festering dialogue weighs down a good story like a stone anchor
The book starts off interestingly enough with a somewhat believable family, with a rich business man father, two kids and a homemaker wife whose life takes a turn for the worse after a "terrorist" attack on a subway. I personally thought the terrorist angle was a bit lame, but i guess it served the purpose and since...more
One morning, while at her yoga class, Karen Friedman, along with everyone there, learns of the bombing at Grand Central Station. At first, Karen feels horrible for the people involved in some way. Until that same horror starts to sink in - her husband had taken the train to work that morning after bringing the car in for servicing. Trying not to panic, she tries to reach him - but he’s gone. The first bomb was set off in the first...more
a) has English as a second language;
b) has heard of both love and sex and has experienced neither;
c) has a fascination with blood and how is courses through veins in many and varied ways;
d) is writing for people with an IQ of around 50; and
e) is writing for people who have critical faculties at all.
Favourite horror line: "A surge of validation ran through Hauck's veins."
If you like this, I really don't know what to say. The complete lack of c...more
I liked the fast emotional punch...more
One fine day, Charles heads off to carry the car in to be serviced, planning to take the train from Connecticut into New York to work. His wife Karen heads off to yoga. As she is exercising, she is shocked when everyone gathers around a tv after bombs rock the train her husband is on, the one he called her from moments ear...more
On the morning Karen Friedman learns that her husband, a hedge fund manager, has been tragically killed, Detective Ty Hauck begins his investigation of another man's death in a suspicious hit-and-run in Karen's hometown.
The two seemingly unrelated tragedies are about to plunge a beautiful widow and a determined investigator into a maelstrom of murder, vast sums of missing money, and international conspiracy.
My Review and Thoughts:
This book has great character dev...more
Charles Friedman, a wealthy and successful hedge fund manager, was on a commuter subway train that was bombed by terrorists near Grand Central Station. He was thought to have been killed and burned up in the tragedy. His wife and children accept the inevitable and move on with their lives until terrifying threats and unexplained coincidences cause his wife Karen to doubt everything she new about...more
* A hero, Ty Hauck, who inspires trust and confidence, but who is dealing with internal brokenness due to the prior history of his family.
* Along with Karen Friedman, the reader is very anxious to discover, what is really the truth about her husband Charlie?
* The Caribbean Islands setting alternating with New York City and suburban Old Greenwich, CT
* The intrigue of the transactions involving mind-boggling sums of money, and the ways in wh...more
*I’m kind of picky…so don’t mind me…but I don’t like the fact the author over detailed things *repetitively*.. example at the beginning..the author described the area the characters lived in twice within 2 mins of the book and used the exact same words to described the area. Also, the author described Karen’s brown eyes more than once within the first 5 mins..the second time her brown eyes were mentioned..it had N...more
Good plot, characters & very believable. A good read, indeed!
Months pass, and Karen Friedman begins to get visitors and threats to her family - claiming that Charlie lost $250 million and they are determined to get it back. Enter Ty Hauck, a detective who tries to uncover Charlies' last business dealings and how these connect to a hit-and-run across town on the same day of the train ex...more
This novel is an attention grabber right from the start...beware...It is a never ending fast paced story of deception, lies and conspiracies.
It opens one morning at yoga class, Karen Friedman and her friends learn of a fatal bombing at Grand Central Station. Karen at first, felt terrible but her emotions go into high gear when she realizes that her husband Charlie, a hedge fund manager, has taken the train to work. She later finds out that a part of her husband's b...more
Charles Friedman is living the good life in New Y...more
My main gripe with The Dar...more
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