Revenge of the Tide

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Genevieve has finally escaped the stressful and dangerous demands of her work - sales executive by day, pole dancer at the exclusive Barclay by night - and achieved her dream: to get out of London and start a new life aboard a houseboat in Kent.

But on the night of her boat-warming party a body washes up beside the vessel, and Genevieve recognises the victim.

As the sanctuary of the boatyard is threatened, and Genevieve's life seems increasingly at risk, the story of how she came to be so out of her depth unfolds. The Barclay is not such an easy place to leave, and Genevieve finds out the cost of mixing business with pleasure.

'Haynes's powerful account of domestic violence is disquieting, yet unsensationalist. This is a gripping book.' Guardian

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About the author

Elizabeth Haynes is a police intelligence analyst. She lives in a village near Maidstone, Kent with her husband and son. Her first novel, Into the Darkest Corner (to be published by Text in September 2012) won the Amazon Book of the Year 2011 and has been translated into ten languages. Revenge of the Tide is her second novel.
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Publisher
Text Publishing
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Published on
Mar 21, 2012
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781921921278
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / General
Fiction / Thrillers / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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But what begins as flattering attentiveness and passionate sex turns into raging jealousy, and Catherine soon learns there is a darker side to Lee. His increasingly erratic, controlling behaviour becomes frightening, but no one believes her when she shares her fears. Increasingly isolated and driven into the darkest corner of her world, a desperate Catherine plans a meticulous escape.

Four years later, Lee is behind bars and Catherine—now Cathy—compulsively checks the locks and doors in her apartment, trusting no one. But when an attractive upstairs neighbour, Stuart, comes into her life, Cathy dares to hope that happiness and love may still be possible . . . until she receives a phone call informing her of Lee’s impending release. Soon after, Cathy thinks she catches a glimpse of the former best friend who testified against her in the trial; she begins to return home to find objects subtly rearranged in her apartment, one of Lee’s old tricks. Convinced she is back in her former lover’s sights, Cathy prepares to wrestle with the demons of her past for the last time.

Utterly convincing in its portrayal of obsession, Into the Darkest corner is an ingeniously structured and plotted tour de force of suspense that marks the arrival of a major new talent.

Book 2
An old case makes Detective Inspector Louisa Smith some new enemies in this spellbinding second installment of New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Haynes’s Briarstone crime series that combines literary suspense and page-turning thrills.

Ten years ago, 15-year-old Scarlett Rainsford vanished while on a family holiday in Greece. Was she abducted, or did she run away from her severely dysfunctional family? Lou Smith worked the case as a police constable, and failing to find Scarlett has been one of the biggest regrets of her career. No one is more shocked than Lou to learn that Scarlett has unexpectedly been found during a Special Branch raid of a brothel in Briarstone.

Lou and her Major Crime team are already stretched working two troubling cases: nineteen-year-old Ian Palmer was found badly beaten; and soon after, bar owner Carl McVey was found half-buried in the woods, his Rolex and money gone. While Lou tries to establish the links between the two cases, DS Sam Hollands works with Special Branch to question Scarlett. What happened to her? Where has she been until now? How did she end up back here? And why is her family—with the exception of her emotionally fragile younger sister, Juliette—less than enthusiastic about her return?

When another brutal assault and homicide are linked to the McVey murder, Lou’s cases collide, and the clues all point in one terrifying direction. As the pressure and the danger mount, it becomes clear that the silent, secretive Scarlett holds the key to everything.

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