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What Lies Beneath the Tide

Daphne Parker

"The open sea is a dangerous creature, unpredictable and heartless. It will swallow you whole and dissolve your bones into foam. It is a lawless, wretched thing and yet it is equally seductive, alluring, and elusive. I cannot think of a better thing for a monster to be."


Maeve Anderson is just like everyone else in Saltridge. She's lived here her entire life, works a dead-end job, and for the most part, keeps to herself. Between waiting tables at the Captain's Quarters, taking care of her trainwreck mother, and keeping her disgruntled cat fed, Maeve doesn't have much time for a social life. Not that she wants one anyway, given the small number of options she has in this town.


Still, nothing prepares her for the sudden arrival of Alex Hayworth, whose presence in town has not gone unnoticed. And it's not just his peculiar interest in her that makes Maeve unsettled. It's that he seems to have an uncanny knack for showing up in the most unexpected places-although the same could be said for her if you asked him.


Alex Hayworth is no stranger to tragedy. After all, his entire career as a detective is centered around it. However, when his life suddenly becomes upended by his own personal trauma, Alex soon finds himself in the middle of a mystery even he can't seem to solve. Desperate for a distraction, he travels to Saltridge, where he unwillingly begins to unearth a sinister secret this quiet little town has been harboring beneath the tide for far too long.


In this contemporary fantasy thriller, What Lies Beneath the Tide weaves a thrilling tale of self-preservation, love, loss, redemption, and the importance of one's identity.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Otter House Publishing
  • Publish Date: Apr 23rd, 2024
  • Pages: 282
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.75in - 1.29lb
  • EAN: 9798869281210
  • Categories: Thrillers - SupernaturalFantasy - ContemporaryFairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology

About the Author

Parker, Daphne: - When not lost in the labyrinth of her own creations, you can find Daphne exploring alternate dimensions (also known as the local coffee shop) or engaged in intense debates with her children on why they can't have cake for breakfast-ok, why they sometimes can't have cake for breakfast.A Michigan native, Daphne currently resides in Minnesota alongside her husband, and their tiny minions. The Black Hat Society, previously released and currently pulled for republishing, was Daphne's first publication. Followed by, What Lies Beneath the Tide, available now!Please visit her on her website, or on social media for more information on upcoming releases and updates.

Praise for this book

"OH MY GOD! This book was nothing like I expected in the most amazing way! The twists hit me like a freight train and kept me glued to the story!" - Alyssa, Goodreads


"Absolutely Amazing. Suspense, mystery, mythical and just a tad bit of spice! I finished this book wanting more!" - Cristi, Barnes and Noble


"This was an absolutely incredible book. I didn't know exactly what I was expecting when I first started this book, but this definitely wasn't it...it was so much better." - Kate, Goodreads