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Revenge of the Tide by Elizabeth Haynes
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Apr 02, 2012

really liked it
Read from April 18 to 25, 2012

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes was for me the hidden gem of the year and left me itching to read her next one. Just like in the debut novel the story centres on a female Genevieve who is forced to face her past. Genevieve has excaped her old life in London working as a sales exectutive by day and a pole dancer at a gentelman's club by night. Having saved up money she buys herself a houseboat and moves to Kent. Genevieve's hopes though of leaving the past behind are shattered when after having a housewarming party with old friends from London and new ones at the boatyard a body washes up beside her boat. Genevieve recognises the body as her friend Caddy who she worked with at the club.

This event will destroy her thoughts of sanctuary at the boatyard and put her on edge as to why Caddy was killed. Genevieve's thoughts go to Dylan an employee at the club were she worked. When she had enough of working there it was Dylan who lent her the money to make up what was needed to get her boat and relocate. The only provision being that she had to take a parcel from him and he would collect it at another time. Clearly Genevieve had done something to convince Dylan she could not stay working at the club but what? Something that was confirmed when Genevieve was confronted by a group of men on her boat, one she recognises as a heavy from the club and bashed.

The best of part for me was the mystery of the story and characters. Clearly there was a connection with club and Caddy's death but what and why did Dylan give Genevieve the money and the package to look after? The Author cleverly goes back and forth from the present to Genevieve's time at the club, slowly revealing details while leaving things hanging for the ending. Into the Darkest Corner was always going to be a hard act to follow but overall the book doesnt disappoint. Once again the storyline and characters are very believable and with enough twists and turns to satisfy even the most picky murder mystery fans it all adds up to a great read.
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message 1: by Michael (new)

Michael Wow you've read them both now!

message 2: by Michael (last edited Apr 25, 2012 06:17AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Michael Yep now i want to read her next one when ever thats out. She is fast becoming one of my favorite authors.

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