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Dark tides : a thriller /

by Ewan, Chris [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.Description: 440 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781250074423 (hardback); 1250074428 (hardback).Subject(s): Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Halloween -- Fiction | Isle of Man -- Fiction | Thrillers (Fiction)Online resources: Cover image Summary: "When Claire Cooper was eight years old her mother mysteriously vanished during Hop-tu-naa, Halloween on the Isle of Man. At fourteen, Claire is still struggling to come to terms with her disappearance when she's befriended by a group of five teenagers who mark every Halloween by performing dares. But Claire's arrival begins to alter the group's dynamic until one year a prank goes terribly wrong, changing all their futures and tearing the friends apart. Six years later, one of the friends is killed on Halloween in an apparent accident. But Claire, now a police officer, has her doubts. Is a single footprint found near the body a deliberate taunt? As another Halloween dawns, bringing with it another death and another footprint, Claire becomes convinced that somebody is seeking vengeance. But who? And which of the friends might be next? If she is going to stop a killer and unlock the dark secrets of her past, Claire must confront her deepest fears, before it's too late."-- Provided by publisher.
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<p>When Claire Cooper was eight years old her mother mysteriously vanished during Hop-tu-naa, Halloween on the Isle of Man. At fourteen, Claire is still struggling to come to terms with her disappearance when she's befriended by a group of five teenagers who mark every Halloween by performing dares. But Claire's arrival begins to alter the group's dynamic until one year a prank goes terribly wrong, changing all their futures and tearing the friends apart.</p> <p>Six years later, one of the friends is killed on Halloween in an apparent accident. But Claire, now a police officer, has her doubts. Is a single footprint found near the body a deliberate taunt? As another Halloween dawns, bringing with it another death and another footprint, Claire becomes convinced that somebody is seeking vengeance. But who? And which of the friends might be next? If she is going to stop a killer and unlock the dark secrets of her past, Claire must confront her deepest fears, before it's too late.</p> <p>Chris Ewan, author of the stand alone thrillers Safe House and Dead Line, returns to the Isle of Man with Dark Tides -a thriller that will keep you up all night.</p>

"When Claire Cooper was eight years old her mother mysteriously vanished during Hop-tu-naa, Halloween on the Isle of Man. At fourteen, Claire is still struggling to come to terms with her disappearance when she's befriended by a group of five teenagers who mark every Halloween by performing dares. But Claire's arrival begins to alter the group's dynamic until one year a prank goes terribly wrong, changing all their futures and tearing the friends apart. Six years later, one of the friends is killed on Halloween in an apparent accident. But Claire, now a police officer, has her doubts. Is a single footprint found near the body a deliberate taunt? As another Halloween dawns, bringing with it another death and another footprint, Claire becomes convinced that somebody is seeking vengeance. But who? And which of the friends might be next? If she is going to stop a killer and unlock the dark secrets of her past, Claire must confront her deepest fears, before it's too late."-- Provided by publisher.

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Years ago, Claire's mother disappeared on the night of Hop-tu-naa, the Isle of Man's version of Halloween, and was presumed dead. Now an emotionally scarred teenager with a circle of five friends, Claire believes that she knows who killed her mother and plans a daring Halloween prank that involves breaking into the man's house. The night ends in tragedy, and one member of the group is jailed for his role in the incident. Guilt and pain over their actions tear the group apart, but they begin to rebuild their lives and move forward. However, the episode casts a shadow over all of them, and it comes back to haunt them as one member of the group, then another, is killed on Hop-tu-naa. Ewan's latest thriller (after Safe House) is an engrossing story of revenge, remorse, and one young woman's ongoing search for the truth. Verdict Fans of thrillers and suspense will enjoy this latest tale from a fairly new British author, although the ending is, unfortunately, too predictable.-Linda Oliver, MLIS, Colorado Springs © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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