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The Dark Divide

(Waterton #2)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Waterton is a town with dark secrets, and after a summer of murder and mayhem, American ex-pat, Rich Evans, knows exactly how far people will go to hide them. Jobless after the fiery destruction of the hotel he once managed, Rich is charged with arson. Only one person, local mechanic Louise "Lou" Newman, believes in his innocence. But even Lou's love and support can't disp ...more
Paperback, 339 pages
Published April 10th 2018 by Stonehouse
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Fafa's Book Corner
Mar 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Beware spoilers ahead!

Trigger warning: Animal deaths and gruesome murders.

I received this Arc via the author in exchange for an honest review and in participation of the Sunday Street Team. I was pretty excited to hear that Edge of Wild was getting a sequel. I didn't hesitate to participate in the street team. I am glad to say that I liked The Dark Divide!

The Dark Divide begins with a prologue set in 1970 in Ohio. A student who was protesting for the Vietnam war is shot by a police officer. In t
Pam Clark
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In her second novel in the Tagatha trilogy, D.K. Stone writes with passion to create a tangled web of engaging characters entwined with each other in a masquerade of truth, lies, promises and destiny. The Dark Divide is a riveting novel, revealing deeply buried secrets designed to protect people from their past and their future. Suspenseful and jarring, this novel gives the reader pause for thought about what extent we go to in order to protect and honour the memory of those we have loved and lo ...more
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reading this book was like getting reacquainted with old friends. I was able to return to Waterton and immerse myself in the mysteries and quirks of the small town. There are high stakes throughout the novel for all the major and several minor characters. This makes for a riveting read—even when it seems like the events have been resolved. Ms. Stone has once again created a world that gives me “all the feels.”
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Dark Divide is an amazing read. I loved the first book in this series, Edge of Wild, and didn't think it could get any better, well it did. I started Dark Divide and didn't put it down until I was finished. The story pulls you in right from the very beginning and doesn't let go. The secrets revealed will surprise and sometimes shock you. I love a book that stays with you long after you put it down and The Dark Divide definitely does that. I find myself thinking of the characters and what I w ...more
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Dark Divide picks up shortly after the end of Edge of Wild. The ramifications of the destruction of the hotel, the Whitewater, are rippling through town. Evidence is mounting against Rich, Lou is struggling to defend him against the charge as well as the townsfolk, and the town itself is facing trouble from more than one front. Will it be possible for anyone to find a satisfactory, if not happy, ending?

Danika drops a bombshell early on: there's evidence of an accomplice to Colton, the villa
Jenevive Desroches
Stone has a knack for layered and nuanced storytelling that lets characters shine. Read more thoughts here: http://winsomegates.jenevivedesroches...
Monti Tanner
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing

A review of The Dark Divide by D.K. Stone (Stonehouse Publishing, 2018)

“Everyone in Waterton comes from somewhere. He’s not the only one with secrets.”
The Dark Divide p.256

In the shadows of the Rocky Mountains, on the cusp of the continental divide, along the unguarded border of the 49th parallel, a secluded and secretive town turns quiet once the last of the outsiders and tourists have left in the fall. Over the dark and chilling winter, the inhabitants of the insular town gather for coffee and
From the opening paragraphs to the final word, Ms. Stone creates and maintains the perfect pace.

She starts with the right touch of history - enough to be ominous but not tiresome. Then she includes throwaway details - Hunter and his coffee mugs, Rich pumping gas to the nearest dollar, Susan burning eggs because she answered the door - to make these people come alive, make them real. She ends with a soupcon of hope.

Rich's life is still in turmoil, with the aftermath of the fire nipping at his he
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I read first book in the Waterton series, The Edge of Wild, and I enjoyed it so I was happy to read The Dark Divide. After a fire that burnt down the hotel Rich Evans was managing, he is staying with his girlfriend Lou. He's jobless but he  couldn't leave town if he wanted to because he's been charged with arson of the hotel. He's innocent but feels helpless. He h
Will Wyckoff
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: lovers of fiction, anyone who enjoys human nature, and realism.
Recommended to Will by: The author offered me the opportunity to read it.
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Well she’s done it again! D.K. Stone has written The DARK DIVIDE, her sequel to THE EDGE OF WILD which I reviewed in October of 2016. As a rule, I am leery of sequels. (I doubt I’ll ever write one.) More often than not sequels have disappointed me. In my mind [I guess] I reason that eating too much chocolate ice cream tends to make me tired of chocolate ice cream. Know what I mean?
However, Ms. Stone managed to serve me even more delicious ingredients in THE DARK DIVIDE. Truthfully I’d complete
Steven Buechler
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A big thank you to the author of this book for sending me (a fan of her work) an advance reading copy of it to add to my bookshelves.

This story is a continuation of the plot that Stone so brilliantly brought forward in her first book Edge of Wild. Stone has continued explorations of the frustrations of her protagonist Rich Evans and his stay in the small community of Waterton. He finds himself jobless and listless after the destruction of the hotel he once managed and under suspicion of its arso
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Can someone please make a TV show out of this Trilogy? It would have the most breathtakingly beautiful setting, with eerie landscapes that would just elevate the suspense of this great story.

This second instalment of the Waterton series takes you back to where Edge of Wild left off. We go back to Rich, Lou and also the locals who are as closed off as before. Events from the previous book are still affecting the small border town and getting in the way of the epic romance that it is Rich and
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-thriller
Such a great follow up to The Edge of Wild! I loved learning more about the town and the people there, especially Lou, Rich, & Hunter. I really enjoyed the mystery and did not see it ending the way it did. I can't wait for book 3!

The Dark Divide, which is the sequel to The Edge of Wild is a thriller/mystery set in the very small town of Waterton, Alberta, Canada. The main characters are Rich Evans and Louise Newman, but the townspeople are what really make these books shine. They are quirky,
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Edge of Wild was a real surprise when I read it last year.  When I was reading it, I loved all the different characters and especially Lou. The only thing that I thought it was missing was more information about Lou. I wanted a companion novel that focused more on Lou in the future.

The Dark Divide is even better than a companion. It's a d
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