Trouble, in the form of psychopathic madmen, seems to follow political speechwriter Becca Matlock around like a personal storm cloud in bestselling historical romance (False Pretenses) and thriller (The Edge) author Coulter's newest suspense novel. When a stalker who calls himself Becca's "boyfriend" accuses her of sleeping with the governor and threatens to kill his perceived rival if she doesn't stop, Becca turns to New York's finest, but the cops repeatedly dismiss her. Worse, when the governor is shot, they assume she's responsible. With nowhere to turn, Becca retreats to coastal Riptide, Maine, a sleepy community that is also home to her college friend Tyler. But all is not peaceful there either. Tyler's wife apparently disappeared a while back, the locals think he killed her, and a skeleton falls out of the basement wall of Becca's rented house. Things get really out of hand when it looks as though Becca's problems can be traced to an axe-grinding former KGB agent. Although the book's setting shifts from New York City streets to rural New England, there is little atmospheric detail. The unsettling tone moves from NYPD Blue to Murder, She Wrote with creepy Cold War inflections. But convolution doesn't camouflage the fact that the heroine has more guts than brains, and the villains are ultimately silly rather than menacing. When Dillon and Sherlock Savich, FBI computer specialists from Coulter's The Maze, enter the plot, one gets the feeling that the gang's all here, but the hijinks remain untethered. Only diehard Coulter fans will want to tread water with this one.
Full of suspense and romance
I really liked this book. A good thriller.
A large book and at times tiring to hold, you become so envoled that you have to keep read to find out what will happen next.
Riptide is full of twist and turns and unimmagined ending. It features a young speech writer for the governor of NY that is forced to flee her life as she knows it because of a stalker and the fact that the police does not believe her.....She runs to a small town in Maine called Riptide based on the discription of this town she hear from an old college classmate and finds that her trouble only follows her. Never a dull moment page after page....you will not want to put it down.
Vivid characters and unexpected twists makes this an all night read. Don't miss out on her FBI thrillers Best one so far in the series.
This book has been my favorite of the series so far. Coulter leads her main character Becca on a long trail of twists and turns, both emotionally and physically. Great book!
Very good reading. As always there are many twists and turns in the plot which keep you guessing. I have found her other books in the series better but to keep up you should read in order.
All of the FBI books by this author are great!