#ThrowbackThursday : A Dark and Twisted Tide by Sharon Bolton – 4*s

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Renee at It’s Book Talk. Throwback Thursday was designed as an opportunity to share old favorites as well as older books in our TBR. As I started reviewing on Goodreads long before I started my blog, it seemed a great way of sharing my earlier reviews (which I hope have improved since the early days).

So this week I’m revisiting A Dark and Twisted Tide by Sharon Bolton reviewed in May 2014.

Police sergeant Lacey Flint thinks she’s safe.

She thinks her new job with the river police, and her new life on a house boat, will keep her away from danger. But she’s wrong.

When Lacey discovers a body in the water, and sinister offerings appear in her home, she fears someone is trying to expose her darkest secret.

And the river is the last place she should be.

My Review

Lacey Flint left the Police Force after a traumatic case and instead joined the Metropolitan Marine Unit. As she lives on a houseboat on the Thames, and loves swimming and boating this seems to be her ideal job until she discovers a dead body and things begin to unravel (quite literally).

It appears that the body was left for her to find and when another turns up Lacey starts to develop a theory about the bodies and where they are coming from. Whoever is responsible is clearly targeting Lacey and it becomes apparent that her own life is in danger unless she can uncover the culprit first.

I’ve never read any of the previous novels featuring Lacey Flint, but after reading this, I shall definitely be going back to catch up. I like her as a character and I like the way that Sharon Bolton gives us a combination of back stories to the individuals that form part of Lacey’s circle, both professional and personal. Consequently several threads are running through the book, which gives a very rounded, 3 dimensional story that maintains the interest to the end. What I also liked is, that as the story played out, the possible indentity of the guilty party/parties shifted and proved not to be one of the several characters that I’d earmarked.

This was a really enjoyable read – and it really deserves the description of Thriller. I am now looking forward to reading more.

I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in return for an honest review


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