I could probably do without the body floating in with the high tide. Gia (Giovanna Matthews) is the kind of friend you’d want to have. She has her suspicions and doesn’t think the death was an accident. She has no proof, but sets about trying to solve the murder. The body’s not the only thing on her mind, though. There’s another little thing like her boyfriend’s apparent fiancée showing up.
High Tide has some great characters. Gia, of course. Then there’s Rose. I liked her spunk. She’s the kind of lady who’ll put a leather jacket over her dress and hop on Bob the Biker’s motorcycle and roar off with him. Old, smold.
When you read High Tide, pay attention to the details. Gia does. And in the end she does more than just solve the case of the washed up body. She saves a life.
FTC Disclaimer: High Tide was sent to me by the author. That did not influence my review. If you read my review (and I suspect some of you are skipping to the Disclaimer), then you know what I liked about the book. Let me address one item in my review. Gia and her friend Holly got on a train and went to Italy. They rode a gondola. They stayed at a fabulous hotel. They zipped off to Italy, people. If I got on a train, I could go to Mineola. I’m sure it’s lovely, but it’s not Italy. When Gia steps out her door, she sees the water. Unfortunately, she’s scared to death of seaweed. When I step out my door, I see cedar trees and hills and deer and roadrunners and armadillos. Okay, that’s not bad. But it’s not Italy. I need Bob the Biker to zip by my house so we could roar off to Italy. Of course, there’s no bridge from Texas to Italy, so we’d probably end up in Italy, Texas, which I’m sure is a nice place. But I have no leather jacket. And he’d probably take a curve too fast just to dump me ‘cause I’d be screaming in his ear.
Since this is the first book by Ann Summerville that I’ve read, although it’s not the first she’s written, I give High Tide a rating of Hel-O!~~~~~~~~~~