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Riptide Plot Twists Keep You Reading!
Riptide, fifth of the FBI series, is good contemporary suspense with an original plot full of vivid characters, unexpected twists, and satisfyingly unpredictable denouements. The riptide currents of Coulter's plot keep the reader off balance, engrossed, and breathless until the end.
Becca Matlock receives increasingly intimidating phone calls from a menacing stalker who identifies himself as "your boyfriend" and threatens to kill her boss, the governor of New York. The police don't believe her, even after the stalker kills a homeless woman. When her mother dies of cancer and the governor is actually shot, Becca flees New York City and her job as a senior speechwriter for the governor. Disguising her appearance, she escaping to Riptide, a small town in Maine, for sanctuary, but soon finds herself at even greater risk when a skeleton falls from her basement wall during a storm and brings the unwanted attention of the local authorities. In Riptide, she is reunited with Tyler McBride, her old college friend, and confides in him.
Then Adam Carruthers, a mysterious, handsome man, appears to be her "guardian angel" protector. As Becca and Adam work to puzzle out the stalker's motives, secrets about Becca's past, like a father she has long believed dead, are revealed. When Becca and Adam realize who their enemy is, Dillon, Sherlock, and her husband Savich from Coulter's previous novels join forces with them to help stop the stalker's threats.
When Regency novelist Catherine Coulter moved to suspense a few years back, as a loyal fan I followed her. Riptide lacks deep romantic development between Adam and Becca, but the suspenseful twists made up for it. An enjoyable recreational read for anyone, Coulter fans or not!
Not Good at All-Couldn't Get Through It-Dumb!
The beginning was fine. But after that, it all lost me. Becca has a stalker on her tail, so she takes off for Riptide Maine.
When she gets there,she finds a house to buy and moves in, and it is there that she finds a strange skeleton in the basement.
The story then just poops out from there.
From that point, comes all these other characters that are strange. It makes you say, "What?" I couldn't find it worthwhile enough to even continue, and just quit. When you're reading and the story isn't making sense as this one didn't, why continue?
Don't waste your money!
More than Minus tide
Take a look at the reviews for any of Coulter's FBI series and the comments are all pretty much the same. She is the author people love to hate.
If you are looking for an excellent writer that can keep you in suspense while using very descriptive language that adds to the enjoyment try Michael Connelly for one. No slang expressions here that sound like some teenager's writing and the FBI agents sound like FBI agents. They don't drag their 6 month old baby on the job for sure.
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