I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Dark Water by Tricia Tyler
Published by Entangled Publishing, LLC on September 24, 2018
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Paranormal
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Psychic Evangeline Broussard is certain nothing will ever induce her to work with law enforcement again –– until a serial killer starts using her small bayou town as his own personal hunting ground. The powdered sugar on her beignet though is being forced to work with Special Agent pain-in-the-ass, Nick Garrison, whose cynicism toward her psychic ability is matched only by his hotter-than-a-Louisiana-summer sex appeal.
Nick's opinion of so-called psychics is carved in stone, as well as on his heart, which puts his best friend's little cousin squarely off limits, regardless of how much the sassy, Cajun, spitfire turns him on. But when her supposed sixth sense, and a leak in the local police department, put her in the crosshairs of the killer, she's the only one who can save them all.
Something sinister is brewing in the Louisiana bayou town of Barfleur. Three women have gone missing in the last three months and two of them were found dead. Is there a serial killer loose in the bayou? Nick garrison is an FBI agent currently on medical leave and is asked by his army buddy Luc to come to the bayou unofficially and help with the case. Nick works closely with Luc’s younger brother, Remy, to try to help and solve the case. But, when Remy has a lead and it turns out to be his cousin, Evangeline “Evie” Broussard, Nick is none to happy with the psychic. Nick does not believe in psychics and feels as if they are out to make a quick buck, so his faith in Evie’s talents is very very low. Yet, he can’t help but to be attracted to the beautiful Evie regardless if he thinks she is a fraud. But, when the killer sets his sights on Evie, Nick will do everything in his power to make sure she does not become the next victim.
Tricia Tyler does such a fantastic job of bringing the bayou to you with her descriptive writing making you feel like you can really see the bayou and see and hear the sounds. She incorporates such a rich history in describing the bayou and its folklore. Louisiana happens to be one of the places I would love to visit one day and Tyler makes me realize how much I really want to see the bayou and experience the culture and lure for myself.
The sexual tension between Nick and Evie is explosive. Even though Nick does not trust her, he can’t help being attracted to the cajun spitfire. Nick is pure alpha through and through and you can see it in his actions as he tries to protect Evie. Evie is a force to be reckoned with. She stands on her own and lets nothing get in her way. Evie has never been attracted to a man with such intensity before which scares her as Nick matches her in each and every way and they share a connection and a bond that gets stronger and stronger the more time they spend together.
The suspense really builds throughout the story as they search to find a killer right up until an explosive finale. Although, I had ideas on who the killer might be, I never thought there would be a twist that just blew this story out of the water for me. The psychic aspect of this story really had me interested right from when we first meet Evie. it also plays into the lure of Louisiana and the New orleans French Quarter. So, I felt it really enhanced the ambiance of Louisiana.
Dark Water by Tricia Tyler is an intense and suspenseful thriller that blends richly drawn characters, a sizzling romance, an evil killer and the lure of the South in a wonderfully written story that I could not put down. I highly recommend Dark Water if you are a fan of thrillers mixed with romance.