Kept Me GuessingIt s not often where I don t guess who done it before it s reveal but this one fooled me Lots of twists and turns lead me around like a puppet on a string from one red herring to another.I thought the main character, Julia, at least in the beginning, was too good but it turned out that she had a fatal flaw in that she trusted too much, and she trusted the wrong people Evil lurked and it touched her, touched her in ways I don t believe she will ever forget.Jim wanted to protect Julia from her life and from those who would harm her From the beginning he was attacked to her.This was an exciting mystery I knew the author had been on a cruise when I read the details of the ship and the excursions Great detail, characterization, and plotting I enjoyed this book and will readbooks by Ms Reilly I would love to see a sequel which I believe is entirely doable. A Cruise Ship Is An Easy Place To Commit Murder Body Disposal S A Cinch, And Suicide S The Likely Verdict The Only Problem Is Determining How To Choose The Next VictimSad And Sexy, Women Find Detective Jim Tanger Attractive He Doesn T Care His Wife S Suicide Three Years Ago Froze His Soul When Jim Hears That Sunburst Cruises Has Lost Another Young Female Passenger To An Assumed Suicide, Jim S Passions Erupt He Pushes The Department And The Cruise Line Into Letting Him Investigate Battling Seasickness And Overwhelming Shyness, Jim Must Protect The Women And Find The Killer Only He Believes ExistsJulie Cooper Loves Her Husband Joel She Hopes Their Anniversary Cruise To Hawaii Will Be A New Beginning For Them Before Her Suitcases Are Unpacked, Someone Unleashes A Campaign Of Terror Against Her Anonymous Threats, Cryptic Messages In Her Cabin, And An Attempt On Her Life Force Julie To Look At The One Person Who Might Want Her Dead The One Person She Trusted With Her Life I loved this book It combined two of my favorite things mysteries and cruising. I enjoyed this book It kept me on the edge of my sofa and the character development kept me interested. This thrilling mystery pulled me in right from the beginning and held me to the end Some mysteries thrillers are heavy on suspense, but a little light on character development Not so with Into Dark Waters, the author fully developed each character, heightening suspense as I stressed about their safety I read a lot of mysteries, and have not read one set on a cruise boat yet, it really is the perfect setting for murder This story is loaded with twists and turns that will have you staying up late I highly recommend Into Dark Waters Looking forward to readingfrom Rebecca Reilly This books was AWESOME The author got me, and that rarely happens Usually, I can figure out the bad guy quickly, but this book was so brilliantly written that I had to keep second guessing my theories The characters were colorful, and each one was distinctly unique I can honestly say that I felt a connection to all of the characters even the bad ones , which is so rare The hints that the author throws in to lead you to the bad guy was so subtle, but they are there This is not the type of book that I usually read, but I am SO happy that I took a chance on it I will be recommending it to everyone I know. What a great read I couldn t put it down Further, I couldn t keep my mouth shut I got numerous strange looks from my family as I d randomly laugh out loud, gasp, or yell out things like, No Don t walk there After I read the description, I thought I knew the basic storyline I was about to encounter I was surprised as I found myself being introduced to a much larger core cast of characters than I expected I certainly didn t mind all of the characters were well developed, very 3 dimensional, and quite distinguishable from one another I wasn t distracted with thoughts like, Now who was she again There were plenty of nail biting situations, lots of surprises, and even a few bombshells that really turned the story around I have to make comment to the setting, as well I ve never been on a cruise ship before, nor have I been to Hawaii, but I feel like I have now Everything was described so vividly I hope, for Ms Reilly s sake, that she was able to gather such intricately detailed research by way of a beautiful and relaxing working vacation Engrossing ReadInto Dark Waters by Rebecca Reilly is a book that captivates the reader on three fronts It is a book to enjoy anywhere, to read on a holiday beach, or perhaps to read on a deck chair at the edge of the ship s pool on a holiday cruise Actually, a holiday cruise is something I never thought would appeal to me until I read this book The details of the cruise on which the action takes place are written with colour, flair, and glamour The cruise ship, the ports of call, the activities all had my mouth watering On this front, the book is simply a superb and engrossing travelogue.On a second front we have romance, laced with human drama We are quickly introduced to Chloe, Julia and Jim, and all three are real, immensely attractive characters We care what happens to them and their stories keep bringing us back to the book if we lay it down for even a little time We have, too, a love triangle with a weak, self indulgent man at one point, a loving, unsuspecting wife at another, and a scheming, nasty vixen at the third How that plays out is a story to read, indeed.And finally, on the third front, we have a suspense filled murder mystery Girls are getting killed on Sunburst Cruises and Jim Tanger is signed aboard as an undercover agent to seek and capture the killer Despite his best efforts things go wrong, and we fear for the lives of characters that we have grown to love Suspense mounts and doesn t let up until the very end.I have one minor quibble Usually, when I read a murder mystery, I like to try to guess who the villain of the piece might be, and I depend on the writer to give the clues I need to do so Reilly chose not to do that, her prerogative of course, but I was a little disappointed when the killer s name, one we met briefly early in the novel, came out of left field at the end This is a small niggle, however, and it does not detract from the flow and readability of this very engrossing story.In her recorded interview at the end of the book the author tells us that her manuscript for Dark Waters went through fourteen rewrites Fourteen revisions Wow My stuff is lucky if fourteen sentences get revised This is dedication of a high order And it shows The formatting, the quality of the writing, the overall error free nature of the text, are testimony to real care None of the common inevitable, actually little blemishes found in Indie books are here to distract the reader It s a comfortable, wince free read from start to finish This is matter for admiration and congratulation and the author fully deserves both If you are going on a cruise anytime soon, be sure to take Into Dark Waters with you You ll love it In fact, even if you are not going on a cruise, buy it, anyway You ll still love it.
Rebecca loves a challenge consequently, she worked as a Pastor, a Health Coach, a Massage Therapist, a Zumba Instructor, a musical theater Director Producer, and a Writer all at the same time She took on three, wildly different genres for her first three novels a murder mystery at sea, a humorous look at sex and marriage, and a children s chapter book on bullying under the pen name, Becky Re
- 342 pages
- Into Dark Waters
- Rebecca Reilly
- 28 April 2017 Rebecca Reilly