Stemming the Tide

by Rebecca K. Jones

After an attack that left her both physically and emotionally scarred, Tucson prosecutor Mackenzie Wilson is ready to get back to work. Reassigned from prosecuting to public relations, Mack is trying to make the best of her new situation. And though she’s back together with her ex-girlfriend, Dr. Anna Lapin, their reignited relationship has already begun to fray.

When the body of a young woman is found with Mack’s business card in her pocket, Mack becomes an obvious suspect. When support from Anna wavers and Mack is put on administrative leave, Mack begins to spiral. And then another body is found.

Battling to protect her reputation and her job, Mack turns to her best friend Jess Lafayette. Together, they find themselves doing the only thing that they can—investigating the murders before time runs out for them and for Anna.

The Mackenzie Wilson Series Book 2.





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Genre Thriller
Length 282 pages
Publication Date September 14, 2023
Publisher Bella Books
ISBN 9781642474886e
Editor Heather Flournoy
Cover Designer Kayla Mancuso



"One of the things I find most encouraging about humanity—especially in the dark times we have faced over the last several years—is the human drive to find community. Those interpersonal connections see ADA Mack Wilson and her friends through the most difficult experience of Mack's life so far: being the police's main suspect of a series of homicides. Mack's resilience and investigatory chops are put to the ultimate test, but she couldn't do it alone.

Similarly, writing a novel—especially, perhaps, a sequel—is not a solitary endeavor. Like Mack, I am so very grateful for the team of folks who support me with everything from answering questions about toxicology reports to reminding me how commas work. Neither of us could do this alone."

—Rebecca K. Jones


Anne M. - I started reading this book and realised it was second in a series. I stopped and went back and read the first, Steadying the Ark, and I’m very glad I did. This plot had so much more depth when the issues in the first book are understood. It can be read alone but when you find a new, good crime writer, why not indulge yourself?

Bonnie K. - A great refreshing and reverting read. The court cases were enjoyable. The characters were also great.

Natalie A. - Great story and character development! I loved the description in the story and the plot! Great book and I highly enjoyed it and recommend it to anyone!

Leigh M. - ...The characters are really well written, they felt original and relatable. I enjoyed reading about Mackenzie's relationships with her friends and girlfriend. I would definitely read more of Jones's work after reading this book.

Natalie T. -I don't want to give too much away, but if you are into crime novels—pick this one up. It's brilliant.

The Lesbian Review
An excellent legal thriller by a strong writer who has developed a main character who we can root for. The book will be enjoyed by readers who like strong characters, complex plotting, a few angst filled moments and a satisfying ending.

Betty H. - Stemming the Tide by Rebecca K. Jones is an exciting and action-filled mystery and intrigue novel. Those of you who love immersive crime novels filled with twists, turns, angst and thrills should definitely get this novel.

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1 review for Stemming the Tide – eBook

  1. joshp.

    A compelling plot, believable characters and dialogue, and a satisfying resolution make this a must-read for fans of fiction in general and courtroom fiction in particular. This one’s another winner for Jones and her readers!

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