From the author of the acclaimed New York Times best seller Into the Darkest Corner comes another novel of "gripping suspense" (Wall Street Journal).
Genevieve has finally escaped the stressful demands of her sales job and achieved her dream: to leave London behind and begin a new life aboard a houseboat in Kent. Not many people know that she financed her fresh start by working weekends as a dancer at a less-than-reputable gentlemen's club called the Barclay, and she's determined to keep it that way. But on the night of her housewarming party the past intrudes when a body washes up beside the boat, and Genevieve recognizes the victim, a fellow dancer from the Barclay.
As the sanctuary of the marina is threatened, and Genevieve's life seems increasingly at risk, the story of how she came to be so out of her depth unfolds, and she discovers the hard way the real cost of mixing business with pleasure....
©2013 Elizabeth Haynes (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
A definite recommendation. Elizabeth Haynes is a fabulous author. She builds a story in a way that keeps you listening/reading!
I would NEVER listen to this narrator again...EVER. I got used to her voice but it was difficult listening to the story through her nasally, droning, almost-fake British accent (seriously, is she really British??). I looked at the other books she has narrated and they're all basically lusty romance novels. "Dark Tide" is not. So maybe her voice works well for those books, but certainly not this one! Please, Ms. Haynes, stick to Karen Cass for your narration.
Yes - Elizabeth Haynes has a way of writing to keep you in suspense, to keep you listening. You know in the end she'll eventually reveal everything, but in the meantime you have to keep listening to find out what's going on. Little by little she reveals the secret to the story. She also has a way of writing so that it draws you into the scene itself...she describes everything and you feel like you're right there with that character, experiencing everything she does.
I listen to novels for distraction and entertainment and rate them on the experience, not literary merit. I prefer to read good literature.
Dark Tide is not Hayne's best story- it's a bit predictable and the Heroine can only be described as 'twee'. Still, Haynes has a way of telling a story that works particularly well as an audiobook.
I almost didn't get this because of Narrator Justine Eyre. Stylistically, she is an excellent reader but her narrative voice is just about unbearable- it's simultaneously nasal AND breathy, but the icing on the cake is that she always sounds as though she's doing a bad Cary Grant imitation - while Cary Grant was doing an imitation of 'posh London' himself. Some of the character voices are far better than her usual narrative voice, making the narrative voice just an unfortunate choice.
I wish I hadn't used the credit.
The narrator is SO bad that I actually can't listen to this book. I mean unbelievably bad. I'll ask for a credit back for this book. I've never done that before and this is my 10th year of the highest level membership.
Fast exciting pace.
Absolutely hated Justine Eyre reading this book. Found her voice so affected I almost had to stop listening. The performance could have been better with just about anyone else reading it!~
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