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Dark Tide - Elizabeth Haynes I’ll start by saying that Dark Tide didn’t spook me like Into the Darkest Corner did, which isn’t a bad thing at all because Into the Darkest Corner gave me the heebie-jeebies! But just because Dark Tide didn’t do the same, doesn’t mean it’s not good…Genevieve Shipley lives aboard a houseboat she’s rehabbing, which is totally neat. She’s given up a life of high-pressure sales in London, and throws a “housewarming” (boatwarming?) party for her friends. Then she finds a body floating in the water next to her boat. And the freak-out begins.What follows is told from current-day and before-the-houseboat points of view, and we learn more about Genevieve’s past and how that past may now be back to haunt her. Not that she got into anything really bad, mind you, but sometimes it’s what you think that gets you in trouble… She’s scared, she’s worried, and she doesn’t know who she can trust.Even without the heebie-jeebies, Dark Tide gets in your head, and you worry along with Genevieve as you wait for the other shoe to fall – which takes its own sweet time doing so but Haynes keeps you entertained with the story and the characters, so you don’t mind… This one’s another hit from Haynes, and I cannot wait to see what she has up her sleeves for us next!drey’s rating: Excellent!