The Dark Tide

  • by Andrew Gross
  • Narrated by Melissa Leo
  • 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An explosion rips through New York City's Grand Central Station one morning, destroying the train Karen Friedman's husband, a successful hedge-fund manager, is riding in to work. Days later, with many bodies still unidentifiable, Karen resigns herself to the awful truth: her husband of 18 years is dead.On that same day, a suspicious hit-and-run accident leaves a young man dead in Karen's hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut. Ty Hauck, a detective, becomes emotionally caught up in the case and finds a clue that shockingly connects the two seemingly unrelated events.Months later, two men show up at Karen's home digging into Charles's business dealings. Hundreds of millions of dollars are missing - and the trail points squarely to Charles. With doubt suddenly cast on everything she has ever known, Karen, with Hauck, steps into a widening storm of hedge-fund losses, international scams, and murder. And as the investigations converge, these two strangers touched by tragedy are pulled into a deepening relationship and unwittingly open the door to a twisted - and deadly - conspiracy. With its breakneck pacing, plentiful twists, compelling characters, and abundant heart, The Dark Tide confirms Andrew Gross' place as a master storyteller at the top of his game.


What the Critics Say

"While the reader will occasionally see the next drop, tunnel or curve looming far ahead, the roller-coaster thrills are still there in abundance." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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The Perfect Storm

This book is the perfect storm of a bad book and a terrible narrator (that quavering voice gives me nightmares). I am looking forward to the glad day when the whole dog's breakfast will be over and the silly, dopey -- and whiney, oh can she whine -- Karen will be no more. Since I work in Old Greenwich, if I could find her, I'd do her in myself.

For Gross, no idea or emotion can be offered up once but repeated and repeated until the poor listener is almost driven mad. Add that to the fact that about every 6th page someone's heart is almost stopped, or pounding or given to some other malady because of shock and you get the idea.

I have so come to hate most of the characters that the only thing that keeps me going is the hope that the villians will succeed and the main characters will get their throats deservedly slit. That's unlikely though. That would require some sort of plotting where you cannot see what's coming at least 100 pages ahead.

Save your credits. Go try Donna Leon or someone.

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- Daniel


I keep wincing as I listen to this book. The reader bothers me with her interpretation and acting skills. The book is so obvious that I smell the twists and turns before we arrive at the bend in the road.
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- S. Johnston "maui girl"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-18-2008
  • Publisher: HarperAudio