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The Dark Tide (Ty Hauck #1)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  4,993 Ratings  ·  511 Reviews
Gross, who's partnered with James Patterson on a number of bestsellers (Lifeguard, etc.), mixes murder, suspense, sex and romance as capably as his mentor in his assured second solo thriller (after The Blue Zone). Charles Friedman, a New York hedge fund trader, perishes in a bombing at Grand Central Station that destroys the railroad car in which he was riding one morning ...more
Kindle Edition, 448 pages
Published March 18th 2008 by HarperCollins e-books
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Apr 09, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well, this was another one of those Reader's Choice books from the library. Normally, I'm not very interested in the "trashy thriller" genre. Overall, though, the book was okay. The plot was somewhat interesting (although rife with editing problems!), but the author seemed much more interested in the romance part of the story than in developing the story itself well.

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
May 10, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: worst-books
Let me preface with the fact that I downloaded this to my Kindle during a free promotion period so I can't really feel cheated out of my money. My time is another animal altogether.
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
Nov 13, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rubbish
This book appears to have been written by someone who:

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
Kieran Delaney
The editing (and as a result the dialogue) in this novel is atrocious. There is simply no need to repeat characters names in every spoken line in a novel - most people who read books are not idiots.

"Really Kieran?"
"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

May 29, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. Karen Friedman's husband Charles takes the car to the shop so he has to ride the train to work that morning to the hedge fund company in New York City that he owns and manages. An explosion occurs at Grand Central Station and Charles never makes it to work as hundreds are killed. Across town, Detective Ty Hauck investigates a hit and run of a young man and discovers Charles Friedman's name and phone number in his pocket. Neither Hauck or Karen see a connection to Charles.

About a year
Fast-paced, deception, lies, conspiracies, plot-twists… excellent!

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
Feb 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Dark Tide is the first in a series featuring detective Ty Hauck and the first that I've read; a third, Reckless, was published in 2010. Gross may be more familiar as James Patterson's co-author on several books as well, but he's a well-established author in his own right.

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
Apr 02, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Perhaps the best term for Andrew Gross' entertaining novels might be the "Wall Street thriller". His books are solid action mysteries that center around white collar crime. Of course, being a crime novel it is very major white collar crime with more than a few murders involved. For a mainstream bestseller thriller, it is pretty good. Ty Hauck is an interesting homicide detective with his own baggage and an eye for the strong but vulnerable blonde. Romance ensues but it is the crime plot that pre ...more
Jul 19, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: thriller fans
A real pageturner. Gross's knack is to keep the suspense going, you want to find out what happened. The characters are more than game pieces that the author moves around the novel to solve the novel. They seem flesh and blood. The plot is good, a man appears to be dead in a bombing at Grand Central Station. Another man is killed in a hit and run. A cop meets the wife of the bombing and starts to investigate the hit and run. Meanwhile other people are out there looking for the man as well.

Will he
Kurtis Bouwman
Meh. A lot of build up for very little action. I'm giving it a 2.5 and I'm rounding up because it's the weekend.
Apr 20, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-crime
Part mystery and part romance, Dark Tide would make a great soap opera or mini-series. A thirty-something mother of teenagers from Gold Coast CT, whose husband is a financial advisor with aspirations to become a high flier, becomes a widow when his train is exploded by terrorists. The ace detective, whose wife left him after their little daughter died in an accident that he might have prevented, has merely been going through the paces, his life empty and his guilt debilitating. When the wife, Ka ...more
Tory Wagner
Nov 25, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Andrew Gross used a "9/11 esq" situation to provide a means of escape for Charlie. Charlie has been living a lie, creating shell companies and illegally moving around money to create a wonderful lifestyle for his family. Unfortunately, forces are starting to close in as his empire collapses and he uses a terrorist bomb as a means of escaping the mess he has gotten himself into. His wife and children mourn, but one day his wife watches a clip of the bombing and recognizes Charlie's face as he fle ...more
Nurse Lisa in Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
This book had me at "go"!

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
Patricia Vocat
So repetetive, everything: names, events, exclamations like "why Charlie why" and minor plot points, well everything is repeated and repeated and repeated and repeated. And then repeted again, lest we forget something.
A rather dull reading experience.

Jul 15, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
The first "Ty Hauck" series book from author Andrew Gross, "The Dark Tide", is a meandering tale that for 420 pages (Paperback), leads the reader through a set of expected situations just like a formula on a blackboard. Having previously read a stand alone "thriller" from author Andrew Gross, ("Eyes Wide Open"), my expectations were somewhat muted from the outset. I gave, "Eyes", a somewhat generous three out of five stars, (2.75 more realistic). However I jumped into, "The Dark Tide", secretly ...more
Terri Lynn
Hold on to your hat, this is going to be a roller coaster ride. Charles Friedman is a hedge fund investor who does well by his wife Karen and their two teens Samantha and Alex.

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
May 07, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who don't mind lots of errors and amateurish writing
Recommended to Cari by: Nook eReader group
This book earned 2 stars from me because it was a free download and I love getting a freebie now and then. I used to read James Patterson books and wanted to see what Andrew Gross was like as a writer. I was pretty disappointed with the book though. It was just okay. I kept reading it because one of my Facebook groups was reading it together and I wanted to be able to hop in there and discuss it a bit. But sometimes it was difficult moving forward with this story.

I liked the fast emotional punch
Toni Osborne
Aug 20, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 1 in the Ty Hauck series

This novel is an attention grabber right from the start...beware...It is a never ending fast paced story of deception, lies and conspiracies.

It opens one morning at yoga class, Karen Friedman and her friends learn of a fatal bombing at Grand Central Station. Karen at first, felt terrible but her emotions go into high gear when she realizes that her husband Charlie, a hedge fund manager, has taken the train to work. She later finds out that a part of her husband's b
Jul 30, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to THE DARK TIDE by Andrew Gross on a cross country trip, so one could say I was a captive audience since it was either the book on CD or listening to talk radio or some inane hip hop music station (and no, I don’t have Sirius radio).

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
Paul Pessolano
This is Andrew Gross's second mystery/thriller and both are excellent. If you are a fan of James Patterson you will find that Andrew Gross writes in the same vein. In fact, Gross has co-authored 5 books with Patterson,and for my money Gross's books are much better. His books have better characters, better plots, and better endings. They follow the same style as Patterson in that the chapters are very short and the story moves at a very rapid pace.

Charles Friedman is living the good life in New Y
Oct 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Wow, what a heart-racing, action-packed read...the perfect way to escape reality on a cold afternoon!

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
Jul 08, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first time reading a book by this author and I wasn’t all that pleased.
*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 had N
This suspense novel had a lot of elements that I enjoyed:
* 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
Stan Usher
Ok, first of all the plot. Very interesting, slightly unbelievable in parts, but a good read.

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
Aug 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is one of my favorites! I gave it 5 stars because I love suspense and that is exactly what this book brings. It is filled with twits and turns and leaves you anxious to find out what happens next. Karen, the main character is so worried that her husband is on the train with the terrorist bombing. "I got a call from him, Heather! At eight thirty-four. He said they were pulling into Grand Central in a while...." that is one of the most dramatic quotes in the book found on page 22, becaus ...more
Apr 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Mystery fans/Debut Authors
Recommended to Ginger by: Dara S.
This was a low 4 star read for me. I've had this on my Kindle for about 2 years. I wanted to try out this author due to him having co-wrote with James Patterson on a few books.This is the suthor's debut book. To be honest, I never really was able to read for more than an hour at some points (for personal reasons). The pace was very slow in some parts & in others, it took off. I'm willing to try the other books in this series.
Staci McLaughlin
Jan 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I gave the book four stars because I felt the first half was worth five stars and the last half was closer to three stars. The book started off at a fast clip and had some interesting twists. I liked the characters and the overall plot. As the story moved along, it felt repetitive in some places, but overall, I enjoyed it and would read another one by Andrew Gross.
Mar 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone that likes Patterson and a good story.
This book was awesome! His first one was just as good. If you like Patterson, you'll like Gross. He writes with Patterson on some of his books and now he has branched out on his own. Read it & you'll see why; the man is good!

Good plot, characters & very believable. A good read, indeed!
Lainey Bancroft
The plot was enough to keep me turning pages, but I must admit I skimmed portions of almost every page turned. I have NEVER seen character names used so much. Ever. I found the repetitious names very distracting.
Feb 26, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: friends flying on a plane w/o tv
reading this book...i'm reminded of the skill it must take to write an effective page-turner. i wonder if it's learned or acquired. this guy has it. apparently, he used to co-write with james patterson. too bad the story sucks.
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