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"A compulsively readable suspense story."
--The Romance Reader


Newly married to a man of wealth and reputation who's willing to be stepfather to her daughter Abigail, Sara Bonniface would seem to have all she's ever wanted for Abby: a beautiful home, a man to be there for her, and the assurance of a top education for the bright if headstrong child. But twelve-year-old Abby has other ideas, embarking on a crusade to learn more about her birth father. Relentless and computer-savvy, Abby manages to track down and then drag Ben McElwyn, ex-cop and now a P.I., back into Sara's life.

It's the last thing that Sara needs. She's already under assault from a series of mystifying events that have her dreading the possibility that she's suffering from schizophrenia, the affliction that destroyed her own mother.

It's the last thing that Ben needs. He's a lone wolf and determined to stay that way. Him—the father of a twelve-year-old daughter? He refuses to believe it.

It's the last thing that Rodger Bonniface, Abby's stepfather, needs. Headmaster of a prestigious prep school in Massachusetts, Rodger's reputation is pristine. Rich, controlling, and cooly charming, Rodger has surprised everyone by marrying a woman with neither his background nor his sophistication. Still, Sara has great beauty, so they understand. And before her marriage she was a respectable widow, a sympathetic figure—everyone, including Rodger, believes.

Until twelve-year-old Abby lobs that hand grenade into the elegant quarters of the house called Tidewater.

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"WOW!!!! TIDEWATER is a real keeper ... a perfect 10. I loved it!"

Betty Schulte, Paperback Outlet, Warren, MI

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Reviews for Antoinette Stockenberg's TIDEWATER

"A spellbinding thriller that is both intense and riveting."

--Romantic Times

"With a flare matching Hitchcock, Ms. Stockenberg delivers a wonderfully twisted story that is all too typical of what goes on today."

--Amanda Kilgore,
The Romance Reader's Connection

"Saranne Bonniface is unsettled by her rebellious daughter who wants to find her birth father, and by her own fears that she is slowly going insane .... Although there are hints (but this reader did not get them) throughout the story, the ending is a surprise with a bizarre twist. Recommended."

--The Reading Room
Rocky River Public Library

"A compulsively readable suspense story."

--The Romance Reader

"Tidewater is a fast-paced, intriguing seaside suspense novel of betrayal, deception, family and love. Stockenberg writes strong emotions, relationships, and sharp dialogue."

--WCRG Romance Review

"This book satisfied me on many levels. It has a touching romantic reunion, gut-twisting suspense, and wrenching emotional impact ... Ms. Stockenberg excels at novels that explore the mother/daughter relationship, and this one is no exception."

--Shirley Kawa-Jump

"Sparks your imagination and keeps your interest ... I found myself reading just a litle bit more before I could put the book down for the night. The ending [was] quite a surprise ... a very good book."

--Old Book Barn Gazette

"A fabulous ability to steam up a small-town environment."

--Painted Rock Reviews

"Stockenberg is skilled at portraying complex family relationships."

--Publishers Weekly

"Recommended Read"

--Gothic Journal