New England Book Festival Award
It’s just another glorious Fourth of July weekend on Cape Cod until young Laney Sager discovers a dead man rolling in the foamy surf. Friend of the family, Norma Bergen, an irascible lawyer, keeps her distance from the ensuing murder investigation, but changes her mind when Laney goes missing. She soon learns a counsel’s invective is no match for greed, cunning, and underworld thugs who will stop at nothing. Worse still, the state trooper leading the investigation may be dirty. It’s up to Norma to overcome old wounds and self-doubts, sort out who the real bad guys are, and crush the one who set the nightmare in motion before it’s too late.
What People Say
Lee Doty’s Tidal Kin is a deftly drawn mystery set on Cape Cod, full of rich scenic details and complex characters. The writing here is superb, and I devoured each page, eager to see what was to come next. The final chapters deliver a gratifying twist sure to satisfy mystery lovers of all kinds.— CARLA SPATARO, Director MFA in Creative Writing, Rosemont College
This well-crafted mystery is easy to love with its Cape Cod setting, humor, romance and a smart-ass lawyer, whom I hope we’ll meet again soon.—HAN NOLAN, National Book Award Winning Author of Dancing on the Edge
A well-written modern mystery, Tidal Kin is convincing and keeps us interested as the story unfolds. Salt air springs from each page of this great beach-read, and a feisty lawyer adds the spice.—ELIZABETH MOISAN, author of Master of the Sweet Trade
Lee Doty’s a lawyer herself, and it shows in her fine eye for the details of the law and the underlying currents of morality—or the lack of it. A murder mystery with a lot to say not just about murder, but about blood.— STEPHEN ALTMAN, Executive Editor, Shepherdstown Good News Paper