Rip Tides

Lei Crime Series Book 9

Toby Neal

FREE on Kindle

Surfing in Hawaii can be power, fame, talent and… murder.


Poised to win the prestigious Triple Crown of Surfing, Maui surf star Makoa Simmons washes up tragically dead. Detective Lei Texeira plunges into a high-profile case whose dark and tangled motives reach deep into the elite world of professional surfing on the North Shore of Oahu. Lei must follow her instincts into new territory even as husband Michael Stevens struggles with heartbreak of another kind.

“Another fantastic mystery featuring Lei Texeira and the wonderful, deftly drawn characters populating the Lei Crime Series. Toby Neal just keeps getting better, and Rip Tides is my new favorite.” Emily Kimelman, author of the Sydney Rye Mystery Series.

“Toby Neal has done it again! Great murder mystery in the beautiful islands, love the way Toby give us such visuals. I could almost feel the spray of the ocean as Lei and her partner drive along the coast highway, and what a beautiful sunset!!! Can you imagine murder on a surfboard?, well Toby can make a believer out of you! So realistic in her writing, but if you have followed Toby, you know she does a lot of research, and has a ball doing it. Read the series, you won't be disappointed.”

“I LOVE THIS SERIES! Lei Texeira, Michael Stevens, and Toby Neal rock. This is the ninth of the Lei Texeira books, and they just keep getting better and better. Neal manages to wrap great characters, intricate crimes, and heart-tugging family matters into really good stories. The details of local color don't hurt either! Every one of the nine books in this series has made it to my keeper shelf. ”

“This is a good read in this ninth installment of the Lei crime series about two Hawaiian police detectives and their police and FBI colleagues, as well as family and friends. Here is finally an exciting twisted case that doesn't directly involve Lei and husband Michael Stevens as the intended victims of revenge murder. The main crime case is a gritty tale of lovers and hidden feelings, and the drowning death of a surfing star. Well drawn main characters and fully fleshed out secondary characters work with and against each other in solving the complicated twisted tale. Another winner from author Toby Neal, I hope to see more of these characters and this series. I know we have to give our favorite authors time to write their books, but darn, I have a difficult time waiting for the next installment! ”

About Toby Neal

Toby Neal grew up on the island of Kaua`i in Hawaii. After a few “stretches of exile” to pursue education, the islands have been home for the last fifteen years. Toby is a mental health therapist, a career that has informed the depth and complexity of the characters in her books. Outside of work and writing, Toby volunteers in a nonprofit for children and enjoys life in Hawaii through beach walking, body boarding, scuba diving, photography and hiking.

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