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.
Read a brief excerpt:
The can, though rusty in spots, still showed the original yellow paint and black lettering clearly. Kadie clasped the can in her hands and shook it gently. The contents clanged and thumped within, and she grinned. Whatever was inside were definitely not coffee grounds.
I do love a good ghost story. I felt like I was there with Kadie and Maysha as they were exploring the ruins of Charlotte and Adelaide's home. I am like Kadie and like to explore places like that while out hiking. I love to get immersed in the history, and would have probably done the same thing she did. At least as far as researching the history. I am not sure that I would have driven across a few states to hunt down the poor woman!
Maysha is not one of my favorite people. She seems kind of whiny and often inserts her foot into her mouth. But even sisters can be total opposites! Logan is interesting and quite possibly someone I would also like to get to know better. He is quite generous and alluring and also loves a good mystery.
The truth about the family just gets more and more interesting, the deeper they delve into it.
This book was a quick and easy read that kept me entertained in one evening.
Meet the Author:
Mandi Tucker Slack grew up in Orangeville, UT, where her father worked as a coal miner for eighteen years. In 1987 the coal mines shut down for a time and her father joined the U.S. Army. They were stationed in Hanau, Germany, and she had the opportunity to explore Europe. Mandi’s family returned to Utah in 1992, and they settled in Orangeville once again, where she attended and completed High School. She then attended the College of Eastern Utah, where she studied Geology. Eventually Mandi changed her major and moved on to Utah State University while she completed a degree in Special Education. She then married her best friend, Charles Slack. They have three children, with one on the way, 6 chickens, and a lizard (sometimes several lizards).Their family loves to spend time together. They enjoy 4-wheeling, camping, and especially rock hounding. Her house is littered with rocks and fossils. As a child Mandi spent many weekends with her parents and sister exploring abandoned mining towns and searching for relics among the brick ruins. Her adventures with her family are often the inspiration for her stories. Mandi is also the author of romantic/ suspense title, The Alias, available at a bookstore near you.
To find out more on Tide Ever Rising and author Mandi Slack, visit: www.mandituckerslack.com.