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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Myriad Editions (15 Mar. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956792642
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956792648
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,153 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Haynes' first novel, Into the Darkest Corner...was an internet sensation last year and this is just as impressive and in much the same mould.

Haynes, does a great job in ratcheting up the suspense...and there are many lip-biting moments. --Daily Mail, March 15, 2012

This racy jeopardy thriller, making good use of several interesting settings, proves that Haynes' much-praised first novel was no fluke. --Morning Star, February 22, 2012

The style is easy to read with flashbacks leading into the present...The plot is excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent read. Plenty for reading groups to discuss. --New Books: the magazine for readers and reading groups

I finished it in the small hours of the following morning...this is the difficult-to-put-down second book. And if you haven't read Into The Darkest Corner then you really should. --The Bookbag

Packed with unexpected twists and turns the plot moves seamlessly from the past to the present...[and] surges towards its thrilling conclusion.
--Pamreader

'Haynes' first novel, Into the Darkest Corner...was an internet sensation last year and this is just as impressive and in much the same mould. Haynes, does a great job in ratcheting up the suspense...and there are many lip-biting moments.' --DAILY MAIL, MARCH 2012

'Haynes has created a captivating heroine in Genevieve. For all her post-sexual-revolution behaviour, she comes over as a good old-fashioned tomboy. She is practical and pragmatic, with enviable physical skills, touchingly naive, and enhanced by an uncomplicated tender heart beating beneath her tough guy image. As Haynes herself is a police intelligence analyst she is well placed to add authenticity to her skills of storytelling. Unputdownable, this thriller with a heart of gold reads like a breath of fresh air.' --RED MAGAZINE

'This racy jeopardy thriller, making good use of several interesting settings, proves that Haynes' much-praised first novel was no fluke.' --MORNING STAR

'Do you know that feeling of dread when you pick up the second book of an author whose first book pulled you in and wouldn't let you go?...It's not long before you discover that this is the difficult-to-put-down second book...
I finished it in the small hours of the following morning. And if you haven't read Into The Darkest Corner then you really should.' --THE BOOKBAG

'The style is easy to read with flashbacks leading into the present...The plot is excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent read. Plenty for reading groups to discuss.'
--NEW BOOKS: THE MAGAZINE FOR READERS AND READING GROUPS

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Following her best-selling debut Into the Darkest Corner – an Amazon Best Book of 2011 and winner of Rising Stars – 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. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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Revenge of the Tide - Elizabeth Haynes
Genevieve decides that she wants to buy a boat, but in order to fulfil her dreams she works by day in a high pressure job in London selling software but thanks to finding herself really enjoying pole dancing, she finds a job over the weekends at a club as a pole dancer. What she doesn't realise when she takes on the job at the club is that it's not just a job that pays big money for her to dance, but it can also be a club that has a hidden agenda.

Genevieve is forced, by circumstances in her sales job, to resign suddenly and then she's made an offer she can't refuse, to buy her Dutch barge even quicker.

She spends months doing up the boat and enjoying the quiet life and friendships she's made in the marina, when it all comes crashing down around her head after her "boat warming" party, when Caddy, another dancer, is found dead in the water next to Gen's boat.

I'm surprised at how many one & two stars this book has received. I thought it was well written with a very involved plot that holds your interest right till the end. I think that Elizabeth Haynes is an extraordinarily good author who manages to come up with ideas and characters that certainly make you think about how "the other half" live. I've now read all three of her novels and they've all been brilliant.
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This is the first novel I read by the author and I bought it on the basis of the reviews of her other books. Like other readers I was quite disappointed. The plot was predictable and even if some of the sub-plot twists weren't, they were rather unrealistic (e.g. the contents of the parcel that the main character had to keep). It was very hard to sympathise with the main character because she was written up as someone who only cared about herself and making enough money at any cost to escape (from what?). She was supposed to be very intelligent but was also very naive about what was going on in the pole dancing business. When the reader finally discovers the nature of Genevieve's romance hinted at from the beginning of the story it's really quite unconvincing. It looks like the author tried to sketch a complex character with contradictory motivations but this was not entirely successful.
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Whilst I didn't find Revenge of the tide as gripping as Into the Darkest Corner I still found it a great book and read it over 24 hours. I liked the main characters and I wanted things to work our for them and I was still left guessing who had done what! Elizabeth Haynes is one of my new favourite writers!
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As most reviewers have already said this is the 2nd novel by Elizabeth Haynes that I have read and it did have a lot to live up to as her first "Into the darkest corner" is one of the best books I have ever read! So I am happy to report that I did like this book but I didn't love it. I read it in a couple of days as I was keen to find out what would happen with the twists and turns of the plot but did find Genevieve the heroine to be slightly annoying and a bit unbelievable. She seemed very naive and trusting considering the career she had had in London but I suppose she had to be or there wouldn't have been a story! If you loved "Into the darkest corner" then do read this but don't expect to love it as much.
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This book was brilliant, was hooked right from the beginning. Would definitely recommend this to anyone that likes a good thriller
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Hooked from the first page and it got better and better till the last page. Highly recommend reading this book.
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...which was a cracker. Although 'Revenge of the Tide' is still an enjoyable escapist read, it doesn't succeed in packing the same punch or maintaining the same taut suspense as 'Into the Darketst Corner,' largely because some of the characters weren't fully drawn. For example, the 'good guys' are a bit inter-changeable; the 'baddies' aren't that bad and the heroine (am I the only person who finds the name 'Genevieve' irritating?) should be more intriguing than she is, being a mix of pole dancer by night and saleswoman by day. Having said that, there are times when the plot is gripping and the setting of a Dutch barge on the Medway river adds greatly to the atmosphere. Like second albums, second novels are notoriously difficult, and I'm sure Elizabeth Haynes will be on sparkling form again with her third. I think she needs to give herself a bit more time, not rush and develop all the characters in more depth.
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Dark, engrossing, and chillingly deviant!

This is a character-driven psychological thriller that emphasizes the dangers and risks involved with mixing and mingling with the criminal underworld.

The main character, Genevieve, is lost, lonely, and naive. And the supporting characters are seedy, complex, and ruthless.

The story is told in first-person narration and uses a past/present style to give insight and context into the precarious situations developing and unfolding.

The writing is well done. And although the plot in the first half of the novel is a little slow, the second half is definitely more compelling, intriguing, and full of tension.

Overall, this story is not action-packed or extremely fast-paced, but it is still a captivating read.
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