Who can you really trust?
DI Bryony Marshall has been on the tail of Kenny Ransom for two years. He’s involved in prostitution and trafficking, but there’s never been any real proof. To complicate matters further, Bryony’s best friend from childhood is his daughter Imogen.
Bryony worries about admitting the fact that she is trying to put Imogen’s dad away, but unexpectedly, Imogen turns on her father and helps the police. Kenny finds out and swears he’ll get his revenge.
Sick of being in the police force, Bryony visits her mother in Cornwall and considers starting a new life.
While in Cornwall, Bryony saves the life of a man caught up in a rip current in the sea.
But who is this stranger? And is Kenny really bent on revenge?
Rip Current explores the relationships between families and friends and asks who can you ever really trust.
The start to this story is dark and tense. Kenny Ransom we quickly learn is a despicable excuse of a man who has no morals whatsoever. The fact that he is the father of Bryony’s best friend makes it even more complicated. Luckily for Bryony, his daughter Imogen, agrees with her.
If you are a fan of this authors books, you will be used to the fabulous setting of her stories. Rip Current is no different. Whilst Cornwall is an idyllic setting, it also adds a coldness and threat to the characters which was believable and makes it even more gripping.
Nathan was my stand out character in this book. I don’t want to give to much away but I had kind of written him off at the beginning due to his back ground and life style but he ended up being my favourite character by the end of the story.
Rip Current for me is the authors darkest book yet. I reckon fans of her books are going to be pleasantly surprised. It certainly had me hooked and the suspense of how things were going to end was literally killing me as I couldn’t turn those pages quick enough.
My thanks to Bloodhound Books and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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Amanda has written since she was a child, but never imagined that her words would be published, given that she left school with no real qualifications of note apart from an A* in how to be a nuisance in class. Nevertheless, she returned to education when her daughter was five and eventually became a history teacher. Then in 2010, after many twists and turns, the dream of becoming a writer came true when her first short story was published. Amanda has written many short stories and has six novels currently published.
Amanda grew up in Sheffield but now has realised her lifelong dream of living in Cornwall and her writing is inspired every day by the dramatic coastline near her home. She has sketched out many stories in her head while walking the cliff paths. Three of her mystery/suspense novels are set there, Somewhere Beyond the Sea, Summer in Tintagel and the Behind the Lie. Rip Current is also set in Cornwall and will be published by Bloodhound Books in April 2018.
Amanda, known to many as Mandy, spends far more time than is good for her on social media and has turned procrastination to a fine art. She can also usually be found playing on the beach with her family, or walking the cliff paths planning her next book.
Amanda’s blog – http://mandykjameswrites.blogspot.com/
Twitter – @akjames61