'One of my favourite reads this year.'—Karin Slaughter
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Elizabeth Haynes’ second novel is a taut and gripping murder mystery introducing a compelling new heroine, Genevieve—office worker by day and pole dancer by night— who finds herself implicated in a mob underworld of murder, corruption and betrayal.
Genevieve has finally escaped the stressful demands of her sales job and achieved her dream: to leave London behind and start a new life aboard a houseboat in Kent. But on the night of her boat-warming party the dream is shattered when a body washes up beside the boat, 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 is unfolded, and Genevieve finds out the real cost of mixing business with pleasure.
Elizabeth Haynes is also the author of Into the Darkest Corner, Human Remains Never Alone and The Murder of Harriet Monckton.
Glynis Railton, Instagrammer10 February 2020
This is my second Elizabeth Haynes novel and I’ll begin my review by saying I now know far more about pole dancing and canal boats than I ever thought I would!
Revenge of the Tide follows Genevieve, a successful London sales executive dreaming about a different kind of life. Genevieve earns good money but hates her boss and when an opportunity arises to make pots of money pole dancing she hardly thinks twice. Thus begins a double life as Genevieve and Viva. Events inevitably come to a head when she becomes more deeply embroiled in a seedy underworld, but roll on a few months and Genevieve, now living her dream life renovating a canal boat, is unaware that her past is about to catch up with her!
This page turning thriller holds your interest as you try to figure out who’s the good guy and who’s the bad, what the hidden package contains and just what is the bouncer/bodyguard up to.
Elizabeth Haynes is extremely good at developing believable characters who live ‘dual lives’. Her female characters don’t shy away from saying what they want in terms of relationships and sex, they are determined and independent but ultimately lonely and longing for companionship. Throw in a cast of nefarious men (who might not be what they first appear to be) and you’ve got a marvellous mix of intrigue and mystery.
This was the second book in my giveaway prize from Myriad Editions.
Haynes plants tantalising snippets of what's to come, keeping the reader gripped to the book... Revenge of the Tide delivers everything I crave from a murder mystery; suspense, emotion, an element of humour, surprise, and, just when I thought I had the answers, Haynes adds another twist.