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The Dark Tide (Ty Hauck #1)

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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 ...more
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Published March 23rd 2010 by William Morrow (first published March 1st 2008)
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Jami
Apr 09, 2009 Jami rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well, this was another one of those Reader's Choice books from the library. Normally, I'm not very interested in the "trashy thriller" genre. Overall, though, the book was okay. The plot was somewhat interesting (although rife with editing problems!), but the author seemed much more interested in the romance part of the story than in developing the story itself well.

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
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Matt
May 10, 2010 Matt rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: worst-books
Let me preface with the fact that I downloaded this to my Kindle during a free promotion period so I can't really feel cheated out of my money. My time is another animal altogether.
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
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Kieran Delaney
The editing (and as a result the dialogue) in this novel is atrocious. There is simply no need to repeat characters names in every spoken line in a novel - most people who read books are not idiots.

"Really Kieran?"
"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

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Mic
Jan 03, 2015 Mic rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rubbish
This book appears to have been written by someone who:

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 no 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 o
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Monnie
Jun 24, 2015 Monnie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Dark Tide is the first in a series featuring detective Ty Hauck and the first that I've read; a third, Reckless, was published in 2010. Gross may be more familiar as James Patterson's co-author on several books as well, but he's a well-established author in his own right.

I thoroughly enjoyed this one, although there were a few spots that challenged my realm of credibility just a bit. The plot involves misuse of investment funds (think billions, not millions) that extends all the way from Con
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Gina
Fast-paced, deception, lies, conspiracies, plot-twists… excellent!

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
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Marvin
Jul 01, 2011 Marvin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Perhaps the best term for Andrew Gross' entertaining novels might be the "Wall Street thriller". His books are solid action mysteries that center around white collar crime. Of course, being a crime novel it is very major white collar crime with more than a few murders involved. For a mainstream bestseller thriller, it is pretty good. Ty Hauck is an interesting homicide detective with his own baggage and an eye for the strong but vulnerable blonde. Romance ensues but it is the crime plot that pre ...more
Jeffrey
Aug 25, 2008 Jeffrey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: thriller fans
A real pageturner. Gross's knack is to keep the suspense going, you want to find out what happened. The characters are more than game pieces that the author moves around the novel to solve the novel. They seem flesh and blood. The plot is good, a man appears to be dead in a bombing at Grand Central Station. Another man is killed in a hit and run. A cop meets the wife of the bombing and starts to investigate the hit and run. Meanwhile other people are out there looking for the man as well.

Will he
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Linda
Apr 20, 2010 Linda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-crime
Part mystery and part romance, Dark Tide would make a great soap opera or mini-series. A thirty-something mother of teenagers from Gold Coast CT, whose husband is a financial advisor with aspirations to become a high flier, becomes a widow when his train is exploded by terrorists. The ace detective, whose wife left him after their little daughter died in an accident that he might have prevented, has merely been going through the paces, his life empty and his guilt debilitating. When the wife, Ka ...more
Kurtis Bouwman
Meh. A lot of build up for very little action. I'm giving it a 2.5 and I'm rounding up because it's the weekend.
Stan Usher
Ok, first of all the plot. Very interesting, slightly unbelievable in parts, but a good read.

Now we move onto the characters....what the hell?! The main people in this book, Karen and Charles Friedman are the most annoying characters I have read in a while, especially Karen. She is a whiny annoying mess of a woman. I know your husband just died, but honestly, after just 3 months would you start having sexual feelings for the policeman who isn't even in charge of the case! As well as annoying she
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Vivi Vocat
So repetetive, everything: names, events, exclamations like "why Charlie why" and minor plot points, well everything is repeated and repeated and repeated and repeated. And then repeted again, lest we forget something.
A rather dull reading experience.

Sandie
Jul 30, 2015 Sandie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to THE DARK TIDE by Andrew Gross on a cross country trip, so one could say I was a captive audience since it was either the book on CD or listening to talk radio or some inane hip hop music station (and no, I don’t have Sirius radio).

At any rate, the book began with an interesting premise and could have been fairly compelling read (or listen) had it not been for some of the following: (1) the author repeated the same information over and over again as I trying to fill up pages (mayb
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Aspoon
Jul 08, 2014 Aspoon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first time reading a book by this author and I wasn’t all that pleased.
*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
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Cari
May 08, 2010 Cari rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who don't mind lots of errors and amateurish writing
Recommended to Cari by: Nook eReader group
This book earned 2 stars from me because it was a free download and I love getting a freebie now and then. I used to read James Patterson books and wanted to see what Andrew Gross was like as a writer. I was pretty disappointed with the book though. It was just okay. I kept reading it because one of my Facebook groups was reading it together and I wanted to be able to hop in there and discuss it a bit. But sometimes it was difficult moving forward with this story.

I liked the fast emotional punch
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Paul Pessolano
This is Andrew Gross's second mystery/thriller and both are excellent. If you are a fan of James Patterson you will find that Andrew Gross writes in the same vein. In fact, Gross has co-authored 5 books with Patterson,and for my money Gross's books are much better. His books have better characters, better plots, and better endings. They follow the same style as Patterson in that the chapters are very short and the story moves at a very rapid pace.

Charles Friedman is living the good life in New Y
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Terri Lynn
Hold on to your hat, this is going to be a roller coaster ride. Charles Friedman is a hedge fund investor who does well by his wife Karen and their two teens Samantha and Alex.

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
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Elizabeth
Oct 16, 2010 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Wow, what a heart-racing, action-packed read...the perfect way to escape reality on a cold afternoon!

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
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Delaney
Sep 15, 2012 Delaney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is one of my favorites! I gave it 5 stars because I love suspense and that is exactly what this book brings. It is filled with twits and turns and leaves you anxious to find out what happens next. Karen, the main character is so worried that her husband is on the train with the terrorist bombing. "I got a call from him, Heather! At eight thirty-four. He said they were pulling into Grand Central in a while...." that is one of the most dramatic quotes in the book found on page 22, becaus ...more
Sue
This suspense novel had a lot of elements that I enjoyed:
* 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
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Nurse Lisa in Ohio
This book had me at "go"!

A gripping story that begins with the explosion mentioned in the summary (I do NOT believe in Spoilers in my submissions) and proceeds to take tge reader on a fast and scary literary roller coaster!

Ty Hauck is the "main man" introduced in this first book of the Hauck series...gotta tell ya, he is one of my all time favorite "Heroes" (up there with the likes of Alex Cross, Harry Bosch, Stone Barrington, Shane Scully [RIP S.Cannell] for me).

Regardless, 'Dark Tide' is a tou
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Bonnie
Dec 31, 2015 Bonnie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
First the good: It's an interesting and fast-moving story. Charles Friedman takes a train only to have it blown up by terrorists. But is he really dead. A year later his wife watches the documentary of the event on TV and catches a glimpse of a man coming out of the station who looks like Charles. Prior to that she has been frightened by a Christmas card with her children's faces cut out and at least one threatening phone call. Ty Hauck, a policeman, becomes involved in helping her.

The bad: Waaa
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Julia
Apr 05, 2015 Julia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the kind of book you store away in a holiday house for a mindless vacation read. It's a perfectly acceptable thriller which reads like a cross between Harlan Coben and Joseph Finder. Nothing outstanding, one you'll forget shortly after you've finished it, but perfectly readable.

Charles Friedman is a hedge fund manager who is killed in a terrorist attack in New York City. His grieving wife Karen starts receiving threatening messages and realises that Charles had a secret life that she kne
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Steph
Dec 30, 2015 Steph rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the audiobook of "The Dark Tide" over a couple of days, and I wonder if I would have liked it better had I read it myself. I found it repetitive, the main character whiney ("oh, Charles! How could you?" over and over and over), and the last 1/3 or so was SO SLOW PACED. There's some language, as well, which seemed out of place, and the mystery was kind of silly. The first person murdered in a big money-trading cover-up was the son of the man they wanted to silence. Um... if they don ...more
Sarah
Jan 17, 2016 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the first 3 chapters of this book and had to put it down to catch my breath.

Taken from the sypnosis on the back of the novel - 'One morning Charlie takes the train to work - straight into a lethal terrorist blast. For Karen and their children, all that remains is a memory'.

Why did I have to catch my breath? In July 2007 my husband caught the train to London and then jumped on the underground to go to work as he did every morning. That morning 50+ people lost their lives in the undergroun
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Ginger
May 02, 2012 Ginger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery fans/Debut Authors
Recommended to Ginger by: Dara S.
This was a low 4 star read for me. I've had this on my Kindle for about 2 years. I wanted to try out this author due to him having co-wrote with James Patterson on a few books.This is the suthor's debut book. To be honest, I never really was able to read for more than an hour at some points (for personal reasons). The pace was very slow in some parts & in others, it took off. I'm willing to try the other books in this series.
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I first read Andrew Gross who co-wrote with James Patterson and loved the book. I then read the Blue Zone which I thoroughly enjoyed and decided to pre-order The Dark Tide. I was not dissapointed.The book tells the story of Charles and Karen Friedman who live a wonderful life in a wealthy suburb with their two children. Charles runs a successful Hedge Fund and all is well until he is killed in a bombing in Grand Central Station. Karen then discovers that her husband may not really be dead. Along ...more
John
This is the second Andrew Gross novel I've managed to get all the way through and the first I actually liked. Gross tells a decent story here, but his authorial apprenticeship under James Patterson has left him with all sorts of atrocious writing habits we can only hope he'll someday outgrow. Like Patterson, Gross employs ultra-short chapters, one-dimensional characters, and ham-fisted romantic dialog that would make even the good people at Harlequin cringe. Perhaps worse, whenever his character ...more
Stephanie
Apr 03, 2008 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone that likes Patterson and a good story.
This book was awesome! His first one was just as good. If you like Patterson, you'll like Gross. He writes with Patterson on some of his books and now he has branched out on his own. Read it & you'll see why; the man is good!

Good plot, characters & very believable. A good read, indeed!
Anna Mcfadden
Nov 15, 2014 Anna Mcfadden rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
karen Friesman's husband is on his way to work as a successful hedge fund manager when an explosions rips through New York City’s Grand Central Station, destroying the train that he's on. days later, with dozens of bodies still unidentifiable, Karen resigns herself to the awful truth: her husband of eighteen years is dead. On the same day, a young man dies from a hit and run in Karen’s hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut. Ty Hauck, the head of the local detectives there, reminded of a tragic mome ...more
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