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Dark Waves

A Psychological Thriller Based on a True Story

By Eric Wewerinke

Dark Waves

Eric Wewerinke (1973) studied Business Administration at the University of Groningen. During that time he took a gap year to travel across land to India. Back home again he received the invitation to join the sailing trip from Holland to Greece which his book Dark Waves is based on.


After surviving his bizarre adventure, he continued to satisfy his desire to see the world. He studied in Macau and resided in Kuala Lumpur. He lived and worked for a while in Japan (Tokyo), and then returned back to The Netherlands to start working as a marketeer for Philips. For twenty years he was active (inter)nationally for major brands like Doritos and Lay’s. At this moment in time he is helping big and small companies with their marketing- and branding strategy and he has put his own Smoothie and Kombucha brands on the market.


The last years he combines his work in marketing with writing. After the success of his bestselling debut Dark Waves, he is now working on his next novel. Eric lives in Amsterdam and speaks 6 languages, amongst others Turkish and Japanese.

Eric is available for (international) book promotions and is open to help with local marketing campaigns.

  • Over 5.000 reads/copies sold in the Netherlands 

  • The top 5 literary thriller of Holland's largest bookseller (Dutch equivalence of Amazon) 

  • The number 1 non-fiction audiobook of Storytel 

  • With great reader ratings 

Amazon                                 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Dutch Amazon)     ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

Goodreads                              ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

Hebban (Dutch Goodreads)   ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

To his enormous delight Tim is asked to help sail a yacht from the Netherlands to Greece. For the skipper, a millionaire called Robert, Tim’s negligible sailing experience doesn't appear to present any problem at all. Once aboard, Robert keeps Tim and his friend Julia entertained with the most captivating stories.


However, as the journey progresses, Robert starts to act rather strangely. Little by little Tim begins to realize that Robert is not quite the man he appears to be to the outside world.  Could it be Tim’s imagination running riot after weeks at sea, or might he actually be dealing with a psychopath?


Black Waves is a thriller that gets right under your skin. A story about trust in human goodness, but also about people who present themselves differently to how they really are deep inside.

“Lifelike, compelling, suffocating' - Prof. Hjalmar van Marle (Hollands most renowned Forensic Psychiatrist)


'Very good & interesting' - Peter R de Vries (Holland’s most famous crimefighter)


'A pageturner' -


'An impressive story' -



Additional Information:

Published 2019 (Uitgeverij Water) - Complete English translation - Paperback - ISBN: 9789492495662 - 63.000 words - 220 pages

Rights: World (incl. World English)

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