Red Tide (Aspen Falls Thrillers) (Volume 1)

See Peg Brantley’s author page for a video trailer of RED TIDE. “This book will go a long way in introducing Brantley to readers as a force to be reckoned with in the thriller/mystery niche.” —The Dirty Lowdown, “For fans of the serial killer genre, Red Tide is an engaging, well-plotted story with characters you won’t forget.” —L.J. Sellers, author of the bestseller Detective Jackson mysteries “The characters were engaging, and as the stakes kept rising, I worried about them as if they were old friends….Brantley manages to cover a lot of ground and give her characters depth and complexity.” —Jaden Terrell, author of RACING THE DEVIL When both old and new secrets are uncovered at a burial site the timetable of a madman moves up. Old secrets were buried in the beautiful mountain meadow. It was Jamie Taylor and her dog’s job to uncover them. Trouble is, they dug up some new secrets as well. While some families would find closure, others would soon find their lives ripped apart. Assistant Special Agent in Charge Nicholas Grant becomes embroiled in the case while coming to terms with his own demons. A madman watches from the distance while officials expose his clandestine playground—his private playground—much sooner than he planned. But with any luck, not soon enough.

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  1. Good writing, maybe needs a bit more I would give this three stars because it’s written well enough that I wanted to make it to the end of the story. I wanted to find out what happened. I didn’t give it more stars because of the lack of real relationship between the heroine and the detective. It starts out well, with her being understandably annoyed by him – that scene is well written – the only problem is it’s almost the only scene between them. There is no reason for her to be constantly in his mind – and no reason for her…

  2. Another All Nighter! Yes, I stayed up much too late reading this book! It’s a definite page turner. Well written, this is compelling story with complex characters. The details pushed the envelope of reality a little bit for me, but I think that most thrillers of this kind tend to be a little too high tech for my taste. I don’t mean the concept, that is perfectly plausible, but the details such as the antagonist’s home laboratory seemed a little far fetched for me. 

  3. NEEDS MORE WORK As much as I would like to be able to give a good review of this book, I cannot. I did read the whole story and I am at a loss to explain all of the four and even five-star reviews. I will say that the author does write well and that, despite the fact the plot seemed pretty far-fetched to me, I was prepared to give her the benefit of the doubt and suspend disbelief. Unfortunately, the characters, for the most part, were so flat that I found myself unable to really engage with them. The only…

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