RIPTIDE is a novel of psychological intrigue set in New York’s sizzling summer community of the Hamptons, where a wealthy young widow is about to be named a 'person of interest’ in the drowning death of her husband.
Christina Cardiff, whose stay in rehab has been cut short, discovers she must fight to regain custody of her son while struggling to maintain her newfound sobriety and find a way through the cloud of intrigue surrounding her husband’s shocking death.
In the novel’s chilling twists, Christina pieces together the secrets of her husband’s final weeks and days, and the role played in their marriage by her dark and mysterious lover, Danny Cisco. The answers threaten her future, her sanity and even her life . . .
She couldn't shake the feeling that snakes were slithering around her bare feet. She ran, leaving the relative shelter of the dunes behind, emerging onto the open expanse that was the strand.
Normally, the strand stretched forty feet, from the leading edge of the dune to the tide's edge.
Not tonight. Her feet landed in water just steps below the dune.
The waves shouldn't be breaking this close to shore
The wind and the rain made it too dark to see.
Breathing heavy, Christina retreated a few steps into the soft heavy sand at the base of the dune behind her.
The beach moved and groaned with shifting shadows and wind and bits of white flashing at the line of breakers, close by in the dark.
Cold spray flew through the air, coating her face, stinging her eyes.
The beach was alive with sound and wind and blowing, twisting sand.
A shape emerged, looming large and dark.
Fear gripped the base of her neck and fired through her nerve endings like an electric current.
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