Kadence Reynold’s favorite pastime is exploring old ghost towns, but when she and her sister, Maysha, stumble across an old journal and cheap pendant hidden in the depths of a crumbling foundation near Eureka, Utah, their world is suddenly turned upside down. Immediately, strange dreams and premonitions begin to haunt “Kadie” as she learns more about the author of the journal, Charlotte Clark. Kadie sets out on a journey to learn more about Charlotte and her family, and she and Maysha travel to Bremerton, Washington, where they discover Charlotte's still living twin sister, Adelaide and her family.
Kadie and Maysha, upon arriving in Washington, are immediately immersed in Adelaide and Charlotte’s story. Kadie soon learns that Charlotte disappeared the night of a tragic fire that took the lives of Adelaide’s entire family. With the help of Logan Mathews, Adelaide’s handsome grandson, and Charlotte’s ever disconcerting presence, Kadie delves into the past. Hoping to solve the mystery of Charlotte’s disappearance, Kadie immediately discovers the secrets contained in the journal will toss her and Adelaide’s family into a world filled with mystery, past regrets, and dark unknowns.
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A Reader's Opinion
No spoilers here. I'm a sucker for ghost towns and discovering the history about the people who once inhabited the buildings--even better if those places are haunted. The author steps it up the intrigue by adding paranormal elements. I could easily picture the ghost town, and imagine myself trudging through the brush, thinking of nothing but the excitement of discovery.
One thing I've noticed with this author, is her ability to create caring relationships. I'm also a sucker for a likeable hero, and Logan delivers. Kadie is spunky and her sister had me chuckling more than once. The relationship between Logan and Kadie did develop rather quickly, but it felt natural enough.
With a few surprises, a bit of mystery, danger, and sweet romance, this is a clean and easy read. I would recommend Tide Ever Rising to any audience who enjoys a paranormal, and even for those who normally don't.
Note to readers: Like the author's other book, The Alias, there are mentions of religion, but again it's subtle and is not the focus of the story.
Author Mandi Slack
I am the mother of three wonderful children. I grew up in Orangeville, UT, where my dad worked as a coal miner for eighteen years. I love the outdoors and spending time exploring new, exciting places with my family. I was a very imaginative child and that love of imagination carried into my adulthood. I love writing novels, especially romance and suspense.