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
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
"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
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 ...more
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 ...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
Will he ...more
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 ...more
A rather dull reading experience.
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 ...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
I liked the fast emotional punch ...more
Charles Friedman is living the good life in New Y ...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
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
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 ...more
The bad: Waaa ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Good plot, characters & very believable. A good read, indeed!
Looking forward to sharing my bookshelf with you all, and hoping to get some new reading suggestions!
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