A tough-minded investigator on her first, make-or-break case…A local cop who fears that big-city evils have come to stalk his small-town home...Together they are hunting for a madman who knows no bounds, to protect a town that may never feel safe again.
©2012 Tami Hoag (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Tami Hoag is the queen of the crime story.” (New York Post)
Eugh. The endless discriptions of eyes and heat and masculinity and ... eugh. The plot was intriguing, the crime and hunt, but just too much of the lovey dovey bull for my tastes. Lots of repetitions of reasons they can't be together.. bla blah blah. I've enjoyed more recent works by Tami Hoag. I think I'll stick to her more recent novels.
A lover of the English language and an audiobook addict.
Loved this thriller by Tami Hoag. First of two books (second is Guilty as Sin) i thoroughly enjoyed it and the plot twists were engrossing.
"Stick to the storyline"
The mystery story was okay but all of the underlying sexual tension and predictable love story ruined the overall book. I wish audible would use a new category "mystery suspense/romance" I'm tired of getting books that have more cheesy romance than supposed theme.
"MAD MAD MAD"
Less sex. How many ways does the sex need to be written? Thought I was reading J B Robb. Which I stopped listening to after the 4rth book because of contious sex between main characters. I am not a prude but I think it is laziness on the author part when sex is used as a filler
Yes I have already listened to 6 other books and have enjoyed them, exception Guilty as Sin.
Yes Guilty as Sin which I think she was either sick or being threaten to read
Mad Mad Mad, yes I probably should have read the reviews, and would have found out that this book was two parts. REALLY SHOULD BE PUT IN THE DESCRIPTION. If it would have I would not have wasted a credit on it.
I think these two book were written to meet her publisher quota. All the other books I have listened to I enjoyed, that why I downloaded these two...Dumb Dumb Guilty as Sin, Night Sins I should have had a clue ARRGH
"not very good narrator"
I don't mind sex scenes but these seem to be gratuitous and the narrator is annoying
"Should be much shorter."
Felt like watching a soap opera, too much details and descriptions that were not really necessary and felt very superficial.
"A great listen!"
I held off getting this book because of some of the review, and I can agree that the sex in this book does feel misplaced. I'm not a prude about hearing sex, but this definitely took some of the shine off the story, hence the 4 stars instead of 5.
I really like Tami Hoag's writing and her ability to write a suspense thriller is getting better with every book of hers i read/listen too. It's an easy listen, and definitely has that, "i'll drive the long way home" because you wanna hear what happens next!
"Another Great book from Tami Hoag"
It would have but I listened to the 2 books backwards - I listened to Guilty as Sin first - didn't know there was a first part to it as the books should be a series.
I always like listening to her
Very good book but there is a second one - Guilty as Sin - listen to this one first...
"ugh, the clichés."
There was a child abduction subplot in there somewhere, but fortunately, it didn't get in the way of the tormented romance between the tough-but-vulnerable federal agent and the tough-but-vulnerable small-town cop, both of whose eyes, we are reminded many, many times, "had seen too much."
"Too much irrelevant filler"
I love mysteries/thrillers. When most of the book is spent describing the personal relationship in/out of bed of the two primary characters...I figure there isn't enough story to fill a book. So why do I read it? Well I fast forwarded through much of the relationship stuff--to get to the mystery. The other was not relevant to the story. I'm not sure I'll try another Tami Hoag book. Just too much other stuff used to fill spaces.
Love Harry Bosch--although I've almost finished the latest and last. Oh, no!
Disappointing write and finish. Don't really care what comes next. Not a good sign that I will read more from same author.
"This is just a romance novel."
This is basically a romance novel. The main characters behave unprofessionally, have all these deep secrets and personal pain that interferes with their ability to do their job but only drop hints about it and won't discuss it. It's annoying and trite and seems like the author is trying to manipulate the reader. I don't have patience for all that. I prefer to focus on the main crime story and drop all the personal drama and romance! I don't remember Tami Hoag books being like this, but maybe it's because I've listened to so many other really good books by great authors in recent years! Doesn't compare to Jo Nesbo, Camilla Lackberg, Ann Cleeves, Jorn Lier Horst, Lee Child, Michael Connlley, Elizabeth George or Tana French.
Definitely turned me off from Tami Hoag! I have two others in my library that I haven't downloaded yet, but am going to return.
I used to enjoy Tami Hoag's mysteries but this one was awful. I will not use another credit on her.
Leave out the unneeded sexual scenes and stay with the storyline and finish the story.
It would be hard to narrate this story well but the reader made it even harder to bare.
All sex scenes.
"A Third Too Long"
Tami Hoag always produces a book worth reading as they are invariably well written
As far as the crime element of this book it is excellent but, in my opinion, is let down by the detraction of the love interest/sex scenes between the two central characters. This is all rather cliche.
As a whole the book is worth a listen but if you like your crime books to contain only crime/detection then this may not be for you.
The eighteen hours could have been edited down to around twelve and still made an excellent book.
This book is truly outstanding. Not a word or a sentence too long. Smart, fast-paced, insightful, tense, thrilling, romantic. Loved it from start to finish. Well done Tami!
I've read a few of Tami Hoag's books and so far none have disappointed me, Guilty as sin here I come!! Would recommend to those who like a good thriller with a bit of "romance" thrown in.
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