by Elizabeth Goddard

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Nothing can stop Sylvie Masters from scuba diving to find her mother's downed plane—except possibly the hit man determined to keep the truth from surfacing. When brave bush pilot Will Pierson comes to her rescue, she knows she can still reach her goal, but she needs his help. Will wants answers about the crash, too, especially since his mother was the missing plane's pilot. He'll be the hero Sylvie needs, but can he ever trust her? Sylvie is shrouded in secrets that keep leading her back to Mountain Cove. Secrets someone will kill for. Will may protect her, yet no one can persuade her to end her search…not even a killer.

Mountain Cove: In the Alaskan wilderness, love and danger collide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373677450
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Series: Mountain Cove
Edition description: Original Large Print
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Goddard is the award-winning author of more than thirty novels and novellas. A 2011 Carol Award winner, she's a double finalist in the 2016 Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, and a 2016 Carol Award finalist. Elizabeth graduated with a Computer Science degree and worked in high-level software sales before retiring to write full time.

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Tailspin 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
Tailspin is another exciting addition to the Mountain Cove series. If you haven’t read the other books, this one stands alone nicely. However, I have really enjoyed reading each book in the series and then meeting up with the characters as they reappear in future novels. Tailspin drops the reader into the action right from the very beginning and keeps up an intense pace throughout. The two main characters are likable and strong individuals. I couldn’t help but feel scared and nervous for them as they entered into dangerous situations. Sometimes I felt that Sylvie headed into danger without being fully prepared for what she would need to handle. But, fortunately, Will was also a strong character and tried his best to protect her while also recognizing that she was a strong and determined woman. I liked that Will and Sylvie both had their own fears to overcome in this novel and were put to the test many times. I definitely recommend this story to those who enjoy romantic suspense. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Amigagal More than 1 year ago
Each book in this series gets more suspenseful but you don't have to read the other books, each book stands alone. I enjoyed Tailspin mainly because it was a different kind of book. I've come to enjoy the town of Mountain Cove in past books but this book isn't really located there although some characters from past books make an appearance. We get to meet Sylvie Masters who has been "hinted at" in previous books because she is the half-sister of the siblings in the previous books but they have never met her. Sylvie is an expert scuba diver and she knows her mother is dead from a suspicious bush plane crash into Alaskan waters so she is going to find that plane and find her mother's body. Imagine her surprise when, as she's diving, a hit man tries to kill her! She can't figure out what is going on! Thankfully, Will Peirson, a bush pilot himself, sees her from the air as he's flying by and Sylvie is running for her life as she escaped from the hit man and managed to get out of the water! Will gets her into the plane and they take off but still crash later! That's just the first chapter! This book has a LOT of action and you are constantly guessing, like the characters themselves, what is happening and who is really behind all of this! Who killed Sylvie's mother AND we find out that WILL'S mother was flying the plane that Sylvie's mother was on so she died also! Will joins Sylvie in her search to find out what happened. I enjoyed the book to the very end and would highly recommend it! If you are like me, you'll be reading it very fast!
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
Tailspin is an adrenaline-fueled adventure! Aptly titled, Goddard sends her characters into a tailspin again and again as they race to uncover buried secrets while trying to stay alive. Just as the tagline promises, love and danger collide in this fast-paced story. Sylvie and Will’s journey is filled with drama, danger, and suspense that kept me on the edge of my seat. I really enjoyed this exciting tale and look forward to the next Mountain Cove adventure! Tailspin is the fifth stand-alone book in the Mountain Cove series. Fans of romantic suspense are sure to enjoy this story, as well as its predecessors. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. All thoughts expressed are my own.
train_lady 5 months ago
There are a couple of good mysteries in this book. The characters are likable, but not complex. Sylvie hates flying, but loves diving. Will hates diving, but loves flying. Both do what they like for a living. Will that stand in the way of the love neither is looking for? Of course not. There is plenty of action. No one can figure out who is trying to kill Sylvie. This seems to be a running theme for the protagonists in this series. One thing that I was a bit disappointed in was that Sylvie always made decisions that put her life in more danger, knowing that someone was trying to kill her. I don't think most people would be doing that. I was also disappointed in the wrap-up. It seemed rushed, and left me with some unanswered questions. Learning who the mystery killer was did come as a surprise to me, so I consider that a plus for the book.
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
Tailspin (mountain Cove #5 ) By: Elizabeth Goddard Tailspin is the fifth book in Mountain Cove series, but if you have not read the others, nothing to worry about this one is stands along good by itself . Wow, what a sort of suspense, mystery, and romance Elizabeth Goddard has weaved us. She had me hooked right from the start and did not let go till the end. I caught myself holding my breath several times. Ms. Goddard keeps you in suspense and guessing till the end. Love the characters Sylvie and Will. Sylvie is a master at scuba diving and Will is a bush pilot. Both of them has their fears. The story and the character are so real you feel like you are right there with them. Can Sylvie and Will find what they are looking for? What dangers are hiding in the deep waters? I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review, which I have given.
lolly-pops More than 1 year ago
TAILSPIN is the fifth book in Ms. Goddards's Mountain Cove series, but it easily stands alone. I hadn't read very many books in the series so I have no idea if it has continuing characters or not. Sylvie is desperate to find the wreckage of the plane where her mother died. She doesn't suspect foul play at all -- at least until her life is threatened by an unknown diver intent on killing her. She manages to escape, but only to find herself running for her life as an unknown rifleman chases after her. When Will lands his plane she isn't sure if attacks are to be added from the sky now too or if he was her hero come to rescue her. Questions abound with no obvious answers as Sylvie and Will are kept running. Is Sylvie's stepfather behind the attempts at her life -- or someone else? Sylvie's stepfather seems to be the only suspect in the story, so it did seem pretty cut and dried. Not in a predictable way. However, surprises are in the works, including why Sylvie's mom was running, where she was going, what she was doing, who she was meeting and so much more. And maybe, just maybe the obvious suspect wasn't the one behind the attacks.
carol223CS More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Goddard's Tailspin Dive into a tale of suspense, intrigue, mystery, vivid characters, murder, deceit, attempted murder in the sea, the air and on land. A crashed plane on the way to Mountain Cove begins the quest of Sylvie Masters, a diving instructor who is under the water looking for the wreckage in which her mother died. Someone cuts her breathing tube. She escapes to land when the perpetrator starts shooting at her. Enter Will Pierson, an experienced bush pilot who swoops his plane down to rescue Sylvie. But more troubles lay ahead!! Turns out that Will’s mother was piloting the crashed plane, now he becomes a victim of the unknown killers. Will Sylvie and Will be able to trust each other? Will their faith see them through this mayhem? Will they be able to overcome their individual fears to work together? Will they develop a friendship leading to love? Tailspin is book # 5 of Elizabeth Goddard’s Mountain Cove Series. It can be read as a stand alone. This book keeps you riveted from the first to the last word Thanks to the author for the book. My opinion is my own.
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
I was hooked by the 5th page! The suspense story in this novel is a stand-alone plot line. One of the main characters does carry over from the previous books. The main characters from the earlier books in the series do make appearances and there are details of their lives that are caught up. That said you get to decide if you want to treat it as part of a “true” series or not. I absolutely love both of the main characters in this book. Their individual life stories are slowly revealed and really explain their hang-ups and doubts. They both have trouble trusting others and yet they are thrust into a situation after situation where they have to trust each other even though they have just met. Danger stalks them around every corner. They both had deep seated fears that they had to face and overcome. It was wonderful to watch their struggles and learn to trust. The plot is incredible at keeping the reader focused and turning the pages. I knew all along that something major had happened before the start of the book and I knew I wouldn’t be satisfied until I knew exactly what it was. Before the revelation of it there was a major shift that I wasn’t expecting. I loved it though. I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.
AnnE42 More than 1 year ago
This is the 5th book in the Mountain Cove series, but it can be read as a standalone. I also definitely recommend reading the entire series. This author certainly knows how to write suspense and action stories that keep you on the edge of your seat from the first to the final pages. This book is wonderful combination of faith, suspense and romance, and is another one from this author that I loved. I was given a copy of this book in return for an honest review, and it is one that I definitely recommend to the reader who enjoys good Christian romance and suspense.
TrixiO More than 1 year ago
What does a scuba instructor who won’t fly & a bush pilot who won’t scuba dive have in common? Both their mothers were killed in a small plane accident in the Alaskan waters which reeks of foul play! When these two meet, Sylvie is running first from a crazed diver underwater to a man with a rifle on land. Billy “Will” spots her from the air and knows he can’t just leave her defenseless! What ensues is a race to find out who the killer is & what he’s after. While this is the 5th book in the Mountain Cove series and I’ve only read the first one, the story stood well on its own. I was glad to finally meet Sylvie, the missing half sister of the Warren clan. I also enjoyed re-visiting the other characters and the town of Mountain Cove! It had the elements I love in a story; suspense, a little mystery, hints of attraction and eventual romance between the hero & heroine. It had my heart pounding in several scenes as both Sylvie and Will raced to find evidence needed in their mothers murder to put the killers behind bars. And since I didn’t know who did it, kept me looking over my shoulder right along with them! The author did a nice job with a realistic story, relatable characters and vivid scenery (especially underwater ones), and enough suspense to keep me engrossed in the book. I look forward to the next installment of this series! **I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review which I have provided here. Thank you Elizabeth for the kind of suspense story that keeps me coming back for more!**
Blogger35 More than 1 year ago
Wow, what a ride! Sylvie is just starting her dive searching for her mother’s downed plane when all of a sudden she is attacked and finds herself running for her life! Enter Will, flying by in his bush plane when he notices a woman in danger and does the unthinkable, he intervenes and joins Sylvie in running for their lives in the picturesque but deadly Alaska wild. Could NOT put this one down for a moment and I was fighting a cold while reading! After being beat up, cold, exhausted, and bleeding, Will and Sylvie think they finally have a safe place to rest when danger finds them AGAIN. The rest of the time, my eyes were fixated on the pages while my mind yelled, “Watch out!” And “Get out of there, RUN!” Or something like “Aim true, Will, you can do this!” To “I did NOT see that coming, look OUT!” And the plot was like that consistently and the location was never the same. It starts in Alaska and ends in Alaska, but Will and Sylvie end up in the hospital twice, in a mansion and down in a dark basement with webs and crawly things, to a helicopter, to a ferry, and from the ocean to the sky. It was perfectly paced and I had no suspicions (other than Sylvie’s stepfather-but that didn’t feel right) until nearly the end. Still couldn’t believe what was what and wished Sylvie and Will had more of a chance to kiss at the end (they had one in my imagination), but still a GREAT book! The thing that I immensely enjoyed was their faith and how often they prayed/cried out to God in the dangerous moments, but that is something I've enjoyed throughout this series. There was one other thing in the story that connects Sylvie to the Warren family in a unique way and that only enhances the story even more. I have loved the Mountain Cove series, but Tailspin is the best one yet. Highly recommended and two thumbs up! I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.