Since her rocky childhood and its abrupt, brutal ending, schoolteacher Anna Silver hasn’t given her trust easily. But when her estranged father gets in over his head—again—and winds up dead, his last message to Anna is as clear as it is insistent: she’s in danger and Brent Carver, the man w ...more
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Objectively, it probably doesn't deserve the highest rating.
But so what?
It sure as hell belongs to 'my favorites' shelf and that’s what counts when I rate a book. My book, my enjoyment, my rating, my review.
So it’s not a masterpiece . But it made me happy. Giddy as a little schoolgirl on homecoming night.
Good writing, interesting and believable story, perfect balance of romance and suspense, killer chemistry, no eye-roll inducing momen ...more
A very, very good thriller.
Anna is the daughter of an ex-con who stole one million dollars but has always claimed that he’s innocent. When her father has been arrested hers and her other’s life has been destroyed. Her mother re-married after a short while. (view spoiler)[Anna was raped by her step-brother and never told a soul about it. (hide spoiler)] Anna become very closed, very prim and proper, very repressed person.
When her father dis ...more
After liking the first book and the character of Brent Carver, I was looking forward to this book. However, it failed to work for me on a number of areas.
First, I really didn't like character of Anna. She just came off as whiney and stupid. Definitely not my ideal heroine.
Secondly, there was way too much internal monologues, mostly filled with excessive angst. It got where I had to skim through for the sake of my sanity.
And where in the first book there was some police work, this novel ...more
Anna ends up running to Brent for help after her father left her an urgent message on her phone ...more
Right from the prologue you are thrown into a conspiracy of intrigue. When a father who’s ex-wife and daughter doubted his innocence when he was convicted of crime many years ago and served 5 years hard time for it finds himself in trouble again he manages to send a message to his daughter to go to the only man he trust, Brent Carver his cell mate from prison, for protecti ...more
4.5 Stars!! Looks like Sandra Brown's got some competition!!
Loved the two main characters, Anna and Brent. She's all gung-ho, guns a blazin', and he's thinks things through. She young and naive, he's got few years on her, 14 to be exact, and whole lot more experience. Great pairing, they both played well off each other.
I hated Anna's mother and had no sympathy for her whatsoever, but her father...my heart ached for him and all the he lost.
The action starts and doesn't stop. Riveting and I want ...more
I loved going on Anna's and Brent's adventure. Before Anna's father was murdered he sent her a warning message that trouble was coming her way and to contact the only person he ever trusted. Anna has trust issues and Brent thinks he is not good enough for ...more
I loved it. After reading the previous boo ...more
I don't think I liked this book all that much, and that's a crying shame because it had so much going for it.
This book needed a better content editor, one who isn't afraid to cut things. This book could have been tighter and shorter. As with the previous book Dangerous Waters, there are too many viewpoints. Not head-hopping or anything, it's not confusing, but it is frustrating and unnecessary. And speaking of unnecessary, did we really need to get that detailed rape while in the villain...more
While working late Davis Silver discovers millions of dollars being moved using his access code. Having already served time for a crime he didn’t commit Davis gets all the info he can and quickly hides the money until he can reach the FBI. He mails the info as added protection but never makes it to the FBI. Moments before his death he makes a frantic warning call to his daughter, Anna, telling her the only one she can trust is Brent Carver, his cell mate for five years. When police come ...more
Brent Carver has lived a life of a ...more
This was my first book from author Toni Anderson and will not be my last. Dark Waters came at a time when I needed some new and different to read and I was not disappointed. This was a full complete read and if you are looking for something fast paced with mystery, suspense and a little bit of romance, then Dark Waters is the book for you!
Anna Silver is a broken girl with a past. Her father is an ex-con who was in jail for stealing money, she has ...more
The last thing Anna expects is to receive a frantic message from her father stating that he is in trouble and that he mailed her something. Then shortly after that finds out he is dead. He also let her know that she needs to turn to the only person he trust, Brent, who also happen to be his cell mate in prison for protection.
Brent served a 20 y ...more
In Dark Waters, Toni Anderson has created a very competent romantic thriller, with the requisite twists, turns and dashes of heat. From the prologue, we're drawn in to a tale of ex-cons, family attachments, betrayal and budding romance.
Anna is on the run after receiving a voicemail from her father moments before he's killed. She turns up on the doorstep of the one man he trusted, ex-con Brent Carver. Their first meeting is worth the read alone. Even though she heeded her father's warnin ...more
It is a story billed as “romantic suspense” although I would call it more a thriller with a lot of lusty passion. The story itself is good, a lot of action and drama as we follow Anna and Brent on their mission to solve the mystery of Anna’s father’s d ...more
Brent Carver lives his life sheltered in his home, painting. He served his time and has deemed hims ...more
I think it could have been great! I was really looking forward to a book about Brent but she ruined it.
This comment by Brent encapsulates what I felt: “And if you’d ever get your head out of your adolescent ass long enough to think about anyone else but yourself, you might have fi ...more
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Dear Ms. Anderson:
I picked up Dark Waters because I'd read and enjoyed your 2010 release Sea of Suspicion. As I began to read Sea of Suspicion, I was struck by how much it reminded me of Anne Stuart's Moonrise, albeit with a less wimpy heroine. Both books have a killer for a hero and a daughter in need. Both books have the heroine come to the hero's deserted house at night and have him think she's there to kill him. Both heroines hav ...more
Brent was amazing. I was really curious about him after reading Finn and Hollys story. I was sad he had never moved on from his time in jail. This was a wonderful story about how he survived jail.and the gift of friendship that opens up his future. I really loved the murder mystery part of the plot it was really complex and really had me engaged. I wish Toni would write another about Katherine and Harvey. Bravo Toni great book Write ON!
The last thing Anna Silver expected was a panicked telephone message from her ex-convict father, stating something about having taken money....again.....and running for his life. He also says she is not safe and has to look up his ex-cellmate, Brent Carver, the only other person he trusts in this world. She gets the message just as the police, who have come to notify her of her father's deadly 'accident', leave. Scared witless and not particularly trusting ...more
I'm gonna go ahead and admit that I don't read many romantic suspense novels. I don't know why because I always seem to enjoy them when I do, but there you have it. Dark Waters was everything I could want in a romantic suspense story ~ even if I didn't know what I wanted. :)
Brent Carver spent half his life in prison and the only good things to come out of that experience were his art and his friendship with Davis Silver. Brent carries around an enormous amount of guilt. He also beli ...more
Dark Waters was a fast paced, chill inducing, heart pounding, suspense book with the added bliss of a romance brewing. There are so many twists and turns that it's hard to even s ...more
Anna travels to an isolated part of British Colombia to see Brent Carver who was her father's cellmate when he was in prison and who is his be ...more
This story begins with Anna Silver receiving a frantic voice mail message from her father just before he dies. He’s an ex-con who’s found trouble again, and now Anna’s life is threatened. Her father tells her to find safety with Brent Carver, a man ...more
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