Following the breakup of her marriage, Rachael retreats to the old beachhouse in Jenny's Cove, where she once lived with her grandmother. It is the one place where she had always felt safe and loved. Devasted and lost, Rachael longs for the simplicity of her childhood.
But Jenny’s Cove has changed. From the moment of Rachael’s arrival, a man watches. He has already killed, and mercilessly will do so again. Soon Rachael becomes a target for a vicious predator whose own dark and twisted past forms a deadly bond between them.
And sets her on a collision course with a crazed killer.
". . .you will find yourself with cold fearful chills running up and down your spine as you race to get to the ending." ~ Kathy Thomason, Murder & Mayhem
"Chill Waters is a sure bet for those who like suspense thrillers with a hint of romance. It is easy and fun to read. Ms. Hovey creates a warm, cozy setting that seems to keep danger at bay. But just as you get comfortable, terror finds its way in. She weaves the tale tighter and tighter until you are neck deep in Chill Waters." ~ S. Loper-Herzog, MysteryRadio.net
"Author Joan Hovey creates a taut thriller in CHILL WATERS. Woven with an uncanny magic, CHILL WATERS is rich in sensory imagery and dense with the darkness that lies in the heart of a madman. Hovey creates a rich cast of characters, each uniquely realized and memorable. Indeed, Hovey's masterful narrative style sweeps the reader into a dangerous world where danger masquerades as friend, and evil stalks the unsuspecting. CHILL WATERS comes very highly recommended." ~ Cynthia Penn, MIDWEST REVIEW
"...Joan Hall Hovey is a female Stephen King... a stunning, multi-layered, modern-day gothic, told with the unforgettable style and grace of a true master of suspense..." Rendezvous Magazine
“... a chilling hold-your-breath novel..." Evelyn Gale, All About Murder Reviews
"Joan Hall Hovey has penned an excellent thriller in CHILL WATERS. Once I started reading this book I just couldn't quit. I found myself torn between two people as the culprit. At times, I was even thinking there were multiple criminals in this thriller. I also enjoyed the dash of romance." ~ Reviewed by Pam Bless, Round Table Reviews
"Fans of Mary Higgins Clark will enjoy this author! Joan Hall Hovey has combined a romantic suspense with a thriller. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time as I tried to figure out what would happen next. Great story that I have no doubt you will enjoy!" ~ Reviewed by Detra Fitch - Huntress Book Reviews