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Coldwater

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Gripping book that took you on a wild ride. Definitely going to read this author again. Edge of your seat wild ride.
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In Tom Pitts's Coldwater, this crime thriller is so riveting with plenty of twists and turns on every page. It all started when Gary Carson's neighbors, the Perkins, moved from the neighborhood.  That's when he noticed suspicious activity in his house and called the police. They believed it was a squatters, when it turned up to be something else. Across the street, rich kid Jason De Wildt, is looking for a place to hide and a place to do drugs. The more suspicious Gary and his wife Linda are of them, the more dangerous the situation becomes from them. During this time, Jason's curious of the Carsons and from Calper Dennings, a fixer who works for his father, a heir to a fortune. When he kidnaps Linda, Gary teams up with Calper to look for his wife and learns the shocking connection between De Wildt and the Perkins. In this wild and lethal goose chase, things come ahead and heated when there's a shootout at a home and Gary's hit by a bullet and ends up in a coma. It's up to Linda to get to the bottom of this twisted mess in this life-and-death matter for a shocking conclusion.
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As you start this book, you find a couple who have moved into a new neighborhood after a traumatic event.  Their life together has been disrupted and their relationship is not necessarily running smoothly when their community is changed by the presence of drugs and criminal activity that the police are not able to curb.  As the violence increases, help arrives from some pretty unlikely sources.  The story moves quickly, you'll keep turning pages to see what happens next.  This is a surprisingly good thriller with clearly drawn out criminals that will challenge the good guys.  The twists come out of nowhere, but boy are they good!  Put this one on your TBR pile today!
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More 3.5 as I did enjoy this book
I found the beginning a little weak but things tightened up as the story moved along
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Edge of your seat reading. Will draw you in right away and won't let up until the last page. Well written and tense. Definitely don't pass up this winner of a book. You won't regret it. Happy reading!
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COLDWATER is California Noir, pulp-ish and violent, hard-core gritty. The setting is primarily Sacramento, where one couple moved from San Francisco after a miscarriage. Gary hates his job but endures, and tries half-heartedly to quit smoking. Linda works for the State in the Health Department, considers Chinese adoption, and nags Gary about smoking--a lot. 


They live in a tract neighborhood, and when the couple across the street moves out, a quartet of mismatched criminal squatters moves in under cover of darkness. The consequence are ugly and unsettling.
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Wowza! What an action packed adventure!!!

I haven't read Tom Pitts before, but I was not disappointed. This book was very well written and fast paced. I gobbled the book up in one sitting!

Gary and Linda are recovering from having a miscarriage, when their neighbors across the street move out and a bunch of drug addicted squatters move in. Told from multiple perspectives, this book keeps you interested and on the edge of your seat wanting to know how it's all going to end.

A special thank you to NetGalley, Down & Out Books, and Tom Pitts from providing me with an ARC.
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You'll usually want to check out your new neighbours, but the last thing you'll be expecting is a group of drug addicts content on raising hell. This is the scenario Gary and Linda Carson find themselves in and it only devolves from there.

This is a fast paced novel that takes the story much further and in a different direction than I imagined. I almost want a Calper Dennings prequel novel with some salacious Hollywood based case now.
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Imagine your worst nightmare when you move to a new home - exactly = bad neighbours. Now add drug-addicted squatters looking for and creating trouble. BOOM - welcome to COLDWATER and the couple who thinks they are moving to an amazing place, only to find out their neighbours are probably their worst nightmare,

Tom Pitts' writing came highly recommended and I'm honored to have received an eARC of this story in exchange of my honest review. If you want suspense, some romance and lots of gripping fun - this is definitely the book to be next!
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I will leave a review on Amazon or B&N on May 20, 2020

Coldwater by Tom Pitts, this was a very good book that kept me turning the pages. My first book by this author, I found it to be very well written filled with action. What would you do if squatters moved into the street across from you? That is exactly the situation that faces a young couple, what follows will keep you on your toes.

I received an Advanced Readers Copy from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.
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this is another very good gritty page turner from Tom Pitts.  perfect read for right now as it contains some great action and escapism.  Pitts books are good suspense thrillers because you never know what will happen next as no character is safe.   thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an early review copy.  if you are a fan of Tom Pitts you will enjoy and if you have not read him before, this is a good place to start.  highly recommended, 4 stars
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Fantastic read. Exciting and very different to that of the books I’ve been reading. The plot was just so different it was refreshing when so many books roll into each other. It had me hooked from the off. I couldn’t put the book down and did not want it to end. Very well written too
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Coldwater is completely different from Tom Pitts' previous work. A young couple’s life suddenly becomes a nightmare the moment undesirable neighbors move in next door. Things worsen when the troubleshooter of a powerful business man offers his help and they find themselves manipulated into a terrifying life-wrecking situation. Although I much preferred American Static which was exceptionally god and thought 101 was better, Coldwater is gripping and scary.
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Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to preview COLDWATER by Tom Pitts.  
You move into a lovely home and you are happy.  Well that's until you meet your neighbors - and they are stone cold killers, drug addicts and well, there goes the neighborhood.
Entertaining, but I think I would move...
3. stars.
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Tom Pitts is going to give you a wild ride every time....and that's a good thing. I barreled through this book in one afternoon. Page after page, this story kept me riveted all the way to the end. COLDWATER indeed.... I needed cold water thrown on my face to bring my blood pressure down after reading this. I LOVED it!!!
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A couple recently moved onto a new neighborhood finds the house across the street is housing a group of drug riddled squatters. As they involve themselves the police are useless and the family of the squatters is searching for them using less then ideal folks.  Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for the pre read. Recommended for crime noir fans.
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"Coldwater" is a deadly turn into one of Sacramento's posh new suburbs.  Once you settle in to your new abode, it's time to meet the neighbors and gee that's where the fun starts cause the new neighbors just happen to be opium-addicted scamming squatter-types more at home in an abandoned warehouse in the industrial side of town.  And they just don't get the HOA rules or the suburban etiquette.  Did I mention that they're junkies, perpetrators, scammers, and a bit offbeat?  If they move in across from you, best be advised to keep any complaints to yourself and seal your doors and windows.  Tightly.  And this has s all before it gets really weird and the shootouts and backstabbing starts.  It does get perhaps a bit too twisted in the end with plot device on top of plot device, but sometimes that's how it goes.
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