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Dancing Above the Waves Susan Wallerstein

Dancing Above the Waves

Title: Dancing Above the Waves
Author: Susan Walerstein
ISBN: 978-0-595-44940-8
Format: Paperback
Publisher: iUniverse
Price: $15.95

Dancing Above the Waves by Susan Walerstein is a terrific mystery. I don’t know if it’s because I read so many mysteries, but I generally figure out who the ‘bad guy’ (in this case a blackmailer) is well before the end. This was not the case with Dancing Above the Waves. I had it narrowed down to 4 people, but that’s as close as I could get.

From the Back:

Wealthy Bostonian Jack "Scooter" McCalister has it all - money, charm, and the devotion of two different women: Sherry, his high-society wife, and Erica, his island-born mistress. But while driving recklessly to catch a ferry one rainy morning, Jack strikes a young girl and leaves the scene of the accident, not even bothering to see if she is alive or dead. With this one fateful decision, Jack's perfect world shatters.

Like a coastline lashed by a wintry sea, guilt and confusion wreak havoc on Jack's carefully managed existence. He struggles to keep the pieces of his life together until a dangerous witness to the accident begins blackmailing him, threatening to expose the truth. Pushed to the brink by his unknown tormentor, a double life, a faltering magazine business, and his ever-present remorse, Jack is caught in a web of lies. Now, Jack must break free before he loses his career, his sanity - and his life.

I really enjoyed Dancing Above the Waves. Susan Walerstein does a wonderful job of immersing us in Jack and Sherry’s world of wealth and privilege. She does an equally wonderful job of showing us Erica and Carrie’s world of the blue-collar. There was a little bit of awkwardness in the teenage dialogue in my opinion, but not enough to pull the reader out of Clary’s Cove.

I don’t want to give too much away. I will say that any mystery/thriller fan should be sure pick up a copy of Dancing Above the Waves.

6 comments:

heather (errantdreams) said...

To me, the ultimate mystery is one that keeps me guessing until the end, but seems to make perfect sense in retrospect.

If I saw a person hit someone and drive off, I'd absolutely turn them in. That's easy.

Please don't enter me in the drawing (I'm utterly swamped already), but I'll happily drop a note on my blog to point folks your way!

Kylee said...

Thank you, Heather!

Karin said...

Yes- I would turn them in. Thanks for the chance to win!

katy said...

Yes, I would turn them in. It may be annonymous. No way would
I blackmail someone. Thanks for the giveaway; sounds like an interesting read.

kamewh said...

I would turn them in! Thank you for the giveaway!

dolls123 said...

I'd have to turn the driver in

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