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Former detective Lacey Flint quit the force for a safer, quieter life. Or that’s what she thought. Now living alone on her houseboat, she is trying to get over the man she loves, undercover detective Mark Joesbury. But Mark is missing in action and impossible to forget. And danger won’t leave Lacey alone. When she finds a body floating in the river near her home, wrapped in burial cloths, she can’t resist asking questions. Who is this woman, and why was she hidden in the fast-flowing depths? And who has been delivering unwanted gifts to Lacey? Someone is watching Lacey Flint closely. Someone who knows exactly what makes her tick.

©2014 Sharon Bolton (P)2014 Isis Publishing Ltd, Random House Audiobooks

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  • Sires
  • Chesapeake, OH, United States
  • 08-17-14

Be Careful What You Ask For--

Lacey has given up her career as a high flyer in CID and joined the Thames River Police. She's living an a boat moored to a Marina. But she does not stay away from high risk behavior, and this also causes her to find the body of a young woman wrapped in a linen shroud and tangled in some pilings. But this isn't the only body that has been discovered and Lacey is drawn into the investigation on a semi-official basis.

After this exciting start, though, things get a bit slow and I'm not the secondary plot about Mark Joesbury doesn't really seem to contribute to the main story. The situation picks up again with some harrowing story telling near the end, but there is definitely a mid book slump.

I fell in love with Sharon (S. J.) Bolton's audio books 3 or 4 years ago. The major problem was that they were only available in audio in the UK. So every so often I would drop an email to Audible suggesting that they look into bringing her to the US site. I was delighted to see this book when I was browsing the new releases and immediately bought it.

Only unfortunately it is not her best work and it's the fourth book into the Lacy Flint series which means some readers are going to be a bit confused. And frankly the way that the first few chapters bounce around in time made it a bit confusing to me at times.

Lacey has a very complicated and interesting back story. If the reader hasn't read at least the first two books then the visit to the prison and the relationship with Mark Joesbury are kind of floating out there, along with several cryptic comments about Lacey by other characters in the book. In her prior books in this series Bolton managed to control her story to the point that each would novel work as a stand alone. In this case I don't think she handles it as well.

So now Audible, can you please try to get audio rights to retail Bolton's other books? I would buy copies from you, I promise.

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  • Ann
  • Northern Maine
  • 09-05-14

Audible please get the rest of the series

Well written with good dialog. Very well narrated by Lisa Coleman. It would be great to listen to the earlier books.

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  • Kristina Venning
  • 09-12-14

Jumping the shark, I hope not.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I've always liked the characters in this series but this book went a bit odd.

Would you ever listen to anything by Sharon Bolton again?

Yeah, I think she's a talent.

What does Lisa Coleman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

... a kind of detached feisty sadness. Not unlike Lacey Flint herself.

Was A Dark and Twisted Tide worth the listening time?

Sadly I couldn't wait for it to end. I tried to like it and there were glimmers.

Any additional comments?

Crabs? Toy boats? Overly convenient deaths. Mermaids? It felt far-fetched. And, err, crabs?? It felt like SJ Bolton rushed this a bit. It felt like certain thoughts weren't completed, that explanations for behaviours and events weren't realistic. Such a shame because I have really enjoyed the Lacey Flint series so far but this, book 4, is something of a washout. I have hope for book 5 though and want to hear more about the interesting Lacey character and her back story which still has to be revealed. Also, Sharon, if you're reading this, make the next one a bit more colourful and less grim please? x

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  • Pamela G.
  • 02-21-15

A bit of a slog!

I found this book a little winded. Got a bit confused with the characters.Liked her other books better or maybe it was me not able to lose myself in it

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  • Beeab
  • 06-12-18

Unsatisfactory and pretty silly

Well read but daft story. And a very unsatisfactory ending to a book series. Not happy.

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  • Minnou BH
  • 05-14-18

Quite complexed but superb

Yet another fabulous book by Sharon Bolton, looking forward to next book , a very talented author.

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  • LizzieB
  • 04-26-18

A highly satisfying listen

I absolutely love the Lacey Flint books and Lisa Coleman is an amazingly skilled narrator. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys the crime genre.

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  • Lamb505
  • 04-17-18

Awesome<br />Enjoyed

Enjoy every second of this book and the narrator had me enthralled from the beginning

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  • Florence
  • 03-26-18

Listen to the three other Lacey Flint books first

What made the experience of listening to A Dark and Twisted Tide the most enjoyable?

Having listened to the first three books I felt I knew her and was so looking forward to knowing more of her story! Each book has a different main story but there's another one continuing below the surface... Lisa Coleman is such a talented narrator, not sure I would have enjoyed it quite so much without her, she's brilliant.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lacey of course, because she's Lacey! Brave, bright, sensitive, intriguing... she's just such a great character. The others are part of her life and out of them my favourite was Joesbury...

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Tricky, the last I suppose, a very satisfactory ending, made me smile and my eyes water...

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, although I was always keen to return to it but I love savouring a good book.

Any additional comments?

I don't often actually write a review, just do the stars but I wanted to thank Sharon Bolton for such a brilliant and enjoyable series, I loved them!! Hope she sees this.

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  • Pipsywoo
  • 02-20-18

Another gripping read

Sharon Bolton is a wonderful reader and this is another great read with cliff hanging chapters!

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  • Linda H.
  • 08-22-17

Good story, great twist at the end

The book absorbed me and I enjoyed the story and the carefully woven characters. This was my 4th Lacey Flint book and I found I warmed towards her as the book went on. Difficult to know what the author will do with her character if there is another book. I hope so, but she has been through so much already!

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  • J. Walsh
  • 02-10-17

Very good

What did you like most about A Dark and Twisted Tide?

I really enjoy Sharon Bolton's books. Fast paced and enjoyable

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really like Lacy and her mysterious life but all characters are great in the Lacy Flint books.

What about Lisa Coleman’s performance did you like?

Everything. I love Lisa's narration and I am checking out the other books she has read. She is great

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The way the people were treated

Any additional comments?

Very good

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  • Jas from Tasmania
  • 11-01-15

Fantastic!

Listened to it in one day!! Couldn't stop. Excellent storyline, kept me guessing all the way through.

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  • Judith Mcintyre
  • 06-24-15

Fabulous twisty thriller

I love Lacey Flint! I listened to all four in three days! More please! Bravo!

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  • KATRINA SPENCER
  • 06-18-15

Another great read

Enjoyed this one probably the most in the series. Interesting characters, lots of suspense and twists.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-14-17

OMG

i looooved this book and series!! only disappointment is there needs to be MOOORE!! I truly hope another book comes out and it has some more Lacey and Mark time and some more of their relationship with another great case! and i love how sharon has intertwined her books with Dana and Helen. please Sharon bring one or more out!!