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The Dark Tide by Josh Lanyon
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Apr 01, 10

bookshelves: five-star-rec-s, m-m, romance
Read in April, 2010

As always, Lanyon doesn't disappoint.

His entire cast of characters, new and old, are exquisitely rendered, flawed, passionate. His plot is complex without being confusing; the threads twine through the story dropping innocuous hints to the reader that come together in a beautiful tapestry at the resolution.

And through it all, the poignant dimension of interplay between the ex-cop and psuedo-sleuth make an engaging romantic journey. Lanyon balances the two stories well in a single telling, not giving one more weight or page time than the other; each facet has, in the writer's mind, equal importance. The relational development is no less or more weighty than the mystery being solved.

I love Lanyon's techniques and style, his character's voice and the authenticity with which he portrays emotion, engaging the reader's senses and sympathy with equal gravity.

Holding out hope that the series will continue, but it seems unlikely. Lanyon brings the story to a close in a fashion that fits, whether he elects to continue it or not.

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