by Veronica Mixon
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Pub Date 30 May 2018 | Archive Date 31 Oct 2021
Some family secrets are worth millions—
In the span of one summer, a savvy financial analyst discovers two of her mother’s favorite clichés ring true. Life isn’t a fairytale, even in the peaceful, laid-back community in the Georgia Low Country. And be careful what you wish for. After her son witnesses her ex-husband’s tragic death, Katelyn Landers quits her satisfying banking career and returns home to run the family business. But instead of the tranquil Low Country life of backyard picnics and people who know her by name, she faces a real estate empire teetering on bankruptcy, professional thieves masquerading as friends, and a tenacious US Marshal who unearths truths that crumble her foundation of self, family, and motherhood.
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I received a copy from NetGalley; this is my honest review. #ChangingTides #NetGalley -Fast pace with a growing body count and a fair portion of suspense and mystery. There is a decent amount of predictability too. -There is no love yet between Nathan and Katelyn but it might get there sooner than later. -I thought Erica was a bit mean, eating all of Nathan's favorite foods and not just once. I also thought she was unprofessional because she couldn't keep a leveled head concerning Kate. She bounced from not guilty to guilty and all over again. -I haven't made any opinion about Willie and hope to see him again. -I understand the author's need to tell us why someone rubs their hand over their chest, but over fifteen times in a story is too much. -I was left with multiple questions in my head such as why Katelyn would tell Calvin about the island being under surveillance since she wanted the drug dealers to be caught. Not a spoiler since it happens in the first few chapters.
I received a free copy of "Changing Tides" from NetGallery, this is my review of the book. I have never read anything by Veronica Mixon. I was excited to discover a new author. There is ALOT going on in this book. I found myself wondering if I wanted to finish reading it. There is plenty of mystery, suspense and romance so I did keep reading and glad I did as it did get better. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
Changing Tides is an intense, fast paced suspense that is hard to put down. Katelyn Landers has a background in banking but when her ex-husband Adam and eight year old son Owen are in a wreck that killed Adam, she left Orlando and returned home to Savannah to work in her family business. She and Owen move into Spartina, a home that she inherited from her grandfather on the river near Savannah. While Kate and Owen are spending a leisure afternoon on Barry Island, a barrier island owned by Kate, they feel that they are being stalked by a man on an airboat. Upon arriving back to their dock, a dive boat is blocking their way and Kate feels threatened again. Later, Kate calls her old friend, Sheriff Willie Schroeder to report the two events. Willie and US Marshall Nathan Parsi show up to talk to Kate to let her know that there may be more going on than meets the eye. They think maybe drugs traffickers are using her barrier island for moving drugs. The problem is the dive boat is owned by her cousin, Calvin, who owns the family business with her. So, maybe Calvin is involved in the drug trafficking. Then her mother's house is broken into and valuables are stolen. For safety, Kate's mom and Owens leave town to stay with a relative near Jacksonville under Federal protection and the Feds move into a guesthouse on Kate's property. Calvin disappears and she hired Ben Snider, a PI she has used before, to find him. Kate is trying to save her family company and deal with everything else going on. But she doesn't know who to trust as she digs into the family business, things just don't add up. One event after another keeps the pace moving especially when bodies start piling up. The family attorney advises Kate to distrust the Feds so she keeps her mouth shut but that may not be the best thing. There are lots of twists and turns as the story moves along and danger at every turn. Kate is between a rock and a hard spot between law enforcement and the bad guys. An old friend-now not so much-DEA agent Erica Sanchez is also involved in the investigation and that causes some extra stress for Kate. I really enjoyed this book and was so excited to see that it is book 1 is the series. I was brought up on the opposite side of the state but love the coastal area of Georgia, actually from around Jacksonville to Charleston with the marshes and moss laden lovely Oaks. The story has well developed characters, lovely settings and an intense plot full of action, mystery, danger and end surprises. I am glad that I picked it up at NetGalley. I was given a complimentary copy by The Wild Rose Press, Inc. through NetGalley. The opinions stated are mine only.
I found Changing Tides to be a well written romantic suspense. Great plot, character development and setting. I haven’t read this author’s work but enjoyed her writing. Suspense fans will enjoy this book.
I loved this FBI type thriller. Nice story, good flow, I guessed who done it before the story actually ended , but it was a good entertaining read.