Fifteen years ago, on a deserted California beach, Dave Quinn swam out into the winter ocean to save two drowning girls - identical twin sisters. He was only able to save one.
Now, years last, he meets Anne, a strugglng artist from Canada. He has no idea she is the child he saved so long ago. And he has no idea that Elinor, the long-dead sister he couldn't save, has come with her...
"... a singular American fabulist." -- William Gibson
"This story of good and evil siblings examines how we all learn to live with who we are, and does so through supple writing and a tense and carefully executed plot... Blaylock combines the supernatural with a deep understanding of contemporary California and human nature, producing a book with appeal for both fantasy fans and readers of realistic fiction." -- Publishers Weekly
"Vivid descriptions and deft characterisations... Winter Tides exposes the underbelly of human nature" -- Library Journal
"One creepy, creepy book... Blaylock will scare you to death with a minimum of splatter and maximum of tension, Hitchcock-style. I read Winter Tides in one long sitting and found my heart wouldn't stop racing." -- Woodland Hills Daily News (California)
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The previous review - left a dozen years ago! - doesn't do justice to this fantastically atmospheric and haunting book. Blaylock is a terrific writer, and Winter Tides offers the reader a picture of Southern California that the travel books don't mention! Fantastic to see his work finally available as ebooks.
This was one of the worst books I have read in a long time. I almost couldn't finish it because it was so bad. The characters were shallow and the story was wierd. This book will only stand out in my mind as plain odd.