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Dark Waters (Barkley Sound #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  1,623 Ratings  ·  155 Reviews
Danger once again laps at the shores of Barkley Sound, the Graveyard of the Pacific…

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
Paperback, 357 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by Montlake Romance
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◆ Anna's ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$ ◆

Don’t you love it when you randomly pick a winner?

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 moments
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from Netgalley for my honest review.

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 become very closed, very prim and proper, very repressed person.

When her father dis
Aug 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have to admit I enjoyed this book a lot and felt so bad for the heroine's father. The heroine, kind of did annoy me at first but by the end I didn't hate her. The hero was great and spent twenty years and most of his youth in prison for defending his brother. In the past four years he has been out, he is still in that prison in some ways and then the heroine lands on his doorstep, her dad is dead and he told her to go to his old cellie, the hero. The heroine too has a dark past, her life chang ...more
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing

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 heart ached for him and all the he lost.

The action starts and doesn't stop. Riveting and I want
Jul 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
So, we have ex-cons... ex-military... ex-husbands and ex-wives... yep... there is a whole lot of back story going on in this mystery/thriller/romance. We also have murder, conspiracy, a couple on the run from a sadistic killer/rapist and an unlikely blooming romance. And to really twist things up a bit... the ex-cons are the "good" guys and the ex-military are the "bad" guys! It's a world gone mad...
Anna ends up running to Brent for help after her father left her an urgent message on her phone
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The author takes us on deeply sentimental journey of gritty realities with two resolute and courageously scarred characters.

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
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Received the book in the mail yesterday. The author sent me a copy to review the book for her. This will be my next book to read. Thanks Toni Anderson for my copy of your book. I look forward to reading it and giving you my honest review of it.
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
The second book in the Vancouver Island - Carver Brothers series. Anna Silver receives a message from her father that she needs to go to Brent Carver, the man her father shared a cell with in prison. The only man her father trusted. Anna learns her father is dead and that he sent her something in the mail. She hightails it to Vancouver Island to Brent. Brent takes over and together they try to piece together the mystery surrounding Anna's father's death.

I loved it. After reading the previous boo
ARC Review: Dark Waters by Toni Anderson

Rating = 4.75/5


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Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

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
Joy (joyous reads)
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Anna Silver and her father has had a strained relationship for quite some time. So when she gets a frantic call from him telling her to get out of town and go to Brent Carver's isolated hideaway, she was a little suspicious and angry that he's gotten himself in the same trouble that landed him a stint in prison the first time. When the police rules his death suicide, Anna was sure that her father had stolen money again and killed himself rather than get caught.

Brent Carver has lived a life of a
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
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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
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Dark Waters is a heart-pounding, exciting and intriguing read. It’s a story of mystery, thriller and romance all wrapped into one and told so very well.

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 yea
Aug 10, 2013 rated it liked it
This is the first book I have read by this author and although it might have helped if I had read Dangerous Waters first, it wasn’t all that important, as anything that I needed to know about the characters from that book was explained enough here.

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
Geo Marcovici
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Una din cartile care m-au captivat!
Feb 17, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
99 cents at Amazon but when I went to buy this & book 1, they came up at 89 cents each. 2/17/17.
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So good!!!

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!
Bindi Boo
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Margreet Asselbergs
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

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
Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
**4.5 Stars**
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
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
I don't read a ton of romantic suspense. I read a lot of romance, I just don't need the killing and guns in my reading. That said, every once in a while I lean out there and give it a try. I am rarely disappointed, I'm not really sure why I don't go right for it to begin with! Toni Anderson definitely did NOT disappoint!

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
Kathy Martin
Jul 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Anna Silver is jolted out of the safe but boring life she has made for herself when she gets a phone call from her ex-con father Davis who says he has stumbled on a plot to steal $60 million which he has diverted and moved to another account. He says he is sending her proof and wants her to go to his best friend to keep her safe. Then her father is killed.

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
Jul 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
2.5 stars

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
CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
Aug 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
A casual friendship with coworkers and neighbors is about as close as Anna Silver allows herself to get with anyone. Her ability to trust was shot with her father’s incarceration, followed by the most hellish senior year any young girl can imagine. Twenty years in prison is behind him, yet in his mind Brent Carver will never be done serving a life sentence. Painting keeps the rage dialed down, while living on a solitary stretch of ground with the ocean in front and a forest behind is the only th ...more
Michelle Bowman  / We Love Kink .com
Ana Silver gets a call from her ex-con father letting her know that he is being chased and is going to be killed. He lets her know that he mailed her proof that she needs to take to the authorities to bring the bad guys to justice. And just before his call ends he tells her to go to the one man he trusts to help her, his cell mate from prison Brent Carver.

Brent was Davis Silver's (Ana's father) best friend. They made a promise in prison and Brent is going to keep it by helping out Ana in her tim
4.5 stars - I haven't read a good romantic suspense for a while, so I didn't know if I was going to like this, but it was a great read. It seemed well-paced keeping my attention throughout, with a decent mystery, some nasty baddies and a believable romance. There was definitely a large focus on the relationship between the H/h, but the mystery was still pretty interesting. I liked the main characters and what we saw of the secondary characters too, especially as we received multiple POV in this ...more
Kay (aka) Miss Bates
Aug 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Anderson's DARK WATERS is an exciting, heart-wrenching read and the perfect accompaniment to a yen for a terrific love story with a mystery thrown in. Truth be told, the mystery is easy to figure out; there are no challenges there! But the hero and heroine's journey to the truth of the matter is poignant and engrossing. The strength of this novel lies in the leads, Brent, the tormented ex-con and reclusive artist, and Anna, the closed-in-on-herself schoolmarm. When Anna's father's death throws t ...more
Amber (Daisymau)
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Received this ARC from the author for an honest review.

Anna Silver’s father Davis Silver, an ex-con, sends her a frantic voice mail telling her that he is in trouble and that he mailed her an envelope and that she would know where he sent it. He also tells her to go to his best friend, Brent Carver for protection. Brent was his cellmate in prison. Anna then finds out that her father has died.

Anna shows up at Brent’s with this message and they start trying to figure out where Davis sent the envel
Kelly Ingram
May 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Anna Silver, a schoolteacher, is drawn into intrigue by her ex-con father. She ends up in the company of her father's former cellmate, Brent Carver, and with the dark secret she's carrying around the company of man who served time for murder is the last place she should seek refuge.

Thrown together by duty and circumstance, Anna and Brent end up on the run from a most sinister villain bent on retrieving what's his and destroying Anna for her inconvenient involvement. Meanwhile Brent tries to keep
At one point in her life Anna Silver had it all, a loving family, friends, everything a young teenager could wish for. Years later Anna is still trying to heal from her father’s betrayal, her mother’s absenteeism and an act of violence she never saw coming. Finding out her father has died is a shock, but realizing that it was murder and she needs help from his cellmate is another matter altogether.

Brent Carver lives his life sheltered in his home, painting. He served his time and has deemed hims
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