A Dark and Twisted Tide

A Dark and Twisted Tide

Book - 2014
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Lacey Flint, Sharon Bolton's enigmatic protagonist, has been living in a houseboat on the River Thames, and she's becoming a part of London's weird and wonderful riverboat community. Against her friends' better judgment, she's taken up swimming in the Thames, and she feels closer than ever to Detective Mark Joesbury, despite his involvement in a complicated undercover case. For the first time in her life, as she recovers from the trauma of the last few months, Lacey begins to feel almost happy.

Then, at dawn one hot summer morning while swimming down the river, Lacey finds the body of a shrouded young woman in the water. She assumes it was chance--after all, she's recently joined the marine policing unit, and she knows how many dead bodies are pulled out of the river every year, most the result of tragic accidents. But further investigation leads her policing team to suspect the woman's body was deliberately left for Lacey to find. Lacey's no longer a homicide detective, but as she begins to notice someone keeping a strangely close eye on her, she's inexorably drawn into the investigation.

Award-winning author Sharon Bolton has once again crafted a tightly plotted, utterly unpredictable thriller around one of the most compelling characters in crime fiction today, intensely private London police officer Lacey Flint, whose penchant for keeping secrets is only matched by her determination to uncover those of others.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2014.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781250028587
1250028582
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 444 pages : map ; 25 cm.

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PJD
Nov 26, 2016

Have to admit that this is the weirdest most confusing mystery book I've read. That may be due to fact the I don't know the Thames River, it's nooks and crannies at all.

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maipenrai
Aug 20, 2016

FOURTH BOOK IN THE LACEY FLINT SERIES - LARGE PRINT AVAILABLE THRU MNLink

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SuzeParker
Jan 31, 2015

Another winner from Bolton. Having now read all four books I tnis series, I'm going to miss Lacey Flint, Mark Joesbury and the rest until Bolton gives us the next installation.

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BLACKSQUIRREL_1
Jan 27, 2015

took a long time before it got interesting--and then it was done.

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pitkerro
Oct 05, 2014

Latest by S.J. Bolton featuring Lacey Flint. Good read.

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samserg1
Sep 09, 2014

Feel the same way. Too many plot threads.

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athena14
Jul 14, 2014

Far too many plot threads muddy the waters of this overly long novel.

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stephaniedchase
Mar 04, 2014

In this, the fourth Lacey Flint book, Bolton deviates from her previous fast-paced thriller style mysteries and treats us to a more vulnerable and unsure Lacey, struggling to find her place and seeking solace in the water of the Thames. While the mystery -- focused on a mysteriously shrouded body of a young woman found in the river -- is as complex, detailed, and satisfying as previous entries, the slower pace allows us to learn more about Lacey, the early life she does not speak about, and several characters formerly on the periphery, such as Dana Tulloch. Lacey-Joesbury fans will likewise not be disappointed. An excellent entry in the series, and one that leaves this reader eagerly awaiting the next.

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