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Guilty as Sin

By: Tami Hoag
Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
Series: Deer Lake, Book 2
Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A cold-blooded kidnapper has been playing a twisted game with a terrified Minnesota town. Now a respected member of the community stands accused of a startling act of evil. But when a second boy disappears, a frightened public demands to know: Have the police caught the wrong man? Is the nightmare continuing...or just beginning?

Prosecutor Ellen North believes she’s building a case against a guilty man - and that he has an accomplice in the shadows. As she prepares for the trial of her career, Ellen suddenly finds herself swept into a cruel contest of twisted wits, a dark game of life and death...with an evil mind as guilty as sin.

©1996 Tami Hoag (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Accomplished and scary." ( Cosmopolitan)
"A page-turner." ( Chicago Tribune)

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Duplicate story

This book seems to be an exact duplicate of Night Sins with a slight twist in the plot and characters the same but with different names. The characters in Night Sins appear in Guilty as Sin as almost a ghost like quality, a one dimensional person. The actual plot is great but this is the first book by Tami Hoag that I won’t recommend

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I didn't bother finishing this book

I didn't even finish this book even though I usually like Tami. It had a cheap romance book vibe. The narrator was good though.

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Tami is a great thriller writer

Another enjoyable read by Tami Hoag.... she is growing into one of my alltime favourites.

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  • Chris Loff
  • 25-02-2013

Great listen, but something is missing...

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Definitely some suspenseful material

Have you listened to any of Jennifer VanDyck’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, Solid!

Any additional comments?

Make sure you listen to Night Sins first! Great characters and great build up for the end, once the mystery is revealed there is not enough details about all that the "bad guys" did. I'm not one to rewrite an authors book but this ones ending did let me down a bit. still highly recommend it! But I feel like there is a lot left unresolved with these great characters.

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  • NL
  • 30-01-2016

fabulous listen

great charactwrs. didn't want to stop listening. ending a bit weak, but sets up for the next book. can't wait.

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  • Victor
  • 25-08-2013

Beware, this is a continuation of another book.

Would you try another book from Tami Hoag and/or Jennifer Van Dyck?

Yes, I think Tami Hoag is a good author.

If you’ve listened to books by Tami Hoag before, how does this one compare?

This one isn't as great as others.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The performance was ok.

Did Guilty as Sin inspire you to do anything?

Nope

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The list of characters was really long, and I had to write them down in a notebook to keep track. I don't know why so many characters were needed for the story.

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  • bebe
  • 22-10-2019

Must read Night Sins first

This is a continuation of Night Sins, which ended abruptly without complete resolution. The story immediately picks back up with Guilty as Sin. The characters from the first book are all present, plus new characters are added. Josh, the boy kidnapped in the first book has been returned to his home but he is broken and his family is broken. His mom, Hannah, has thrown his despicable father out of the house. The supposed kidnapper, Garrick Wright, is in jail and will go to trial. However it is obvious that either he is not the kidnapper or there has been an accomplice. This book reveals the truth and the story concludes, finally. This book, as was the first book, is too long. It could have been told quicker; however it is a pretty good book.

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  • Robin D. Lipton
  • 25-01-2016

Fantastic

All I can say is WOW!!! What a great thriller. Thoroughly enjoyed the story and the performance.

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  • Christiane
  • 14-02-2013

Guilty as sin

What would have made Guilty as Sin better?

Awful story, hard to follow characters. Borring

What do you think your next listen will be?

Fuzzy nation

How did the narrator detract from the book?

O.K. I guess

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

not that I could see

Any additional comments?

May be i just don't like Tami Hoag's style.

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  • Lorraine Henkel
  • 03-09-2020

Another Surprise!

You think you figured it out and you still get a twist you don't expect! Tami is an awesome writer!

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  • Pamela
  • 15-07-2020

Difficult Listen

So many good mysteries on Audible, however this is not one of them. Hits the trifecta: 1) terrible narrator; it’s difficult to project different voices and the attempt to do so was cringe worthy. 2) bad writing with analogies and synonyms silly 3) predictable story that tries to be complex with twists and turns equally unbelievable and absurd. Perhaps it’s the narration that makes Ellen so unlikeable - hard to tell. Only grit got me through to the end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-07-2020

Guilty as Sin

Full of twist and turns. This book Kept me guessing the whole time. Great book.

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  • kwbedsaul
  • 20-06-2020

Ok

Nice surprise ending. Wow, just when you thought you had it figured out... Cruel criminal... Harming children. Interesting detective work.

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  • Kerry
  • 26-02-2017

Loved it

A fantastic continuation of Night Sins with a surprise villain at the end. Tami Hoag doesn't disappoint.