Down the Darkest Road (Oak Knoll #3)
Four years after the unsolved disappearance of her sixteen-year-old daughter, Lauren Lawton is the only one still chasing the ghosts of her perfect Santa B...more
I make my shameful purchases in the dark at two a.m. and then record them here for the world to see. So I feel badly about adding this to grocery store impulse purchase shelf EXCEPT that I saw this at Ralph's and knew to download it. So it counts.
For the record: NO SPINSTERS DIE. NO SLUTTY G...more
Published by Orion 19 January 2012. ISBN: 978-0-75289-898-8
Lauren Lawton happily married living in Santa Barbara with two children has the perfect life until the disappearance of her sixteen year-old daughter Lesley. In the space of one afternoon Lauren’s life turns from joy to nightmare. And four years on the nightmare continues – her daughter never found and her husband dead, Lauren lives in anger and fear with her younger daughter Leah now fifteen, just the...more
Lauren knows exactly who took her oldest child, but there is not a shred of evidence against the man. Even as he stalks her...more
Lauren Lawton of Santa Barbara, CA once thought she had the perfect family...her husband Lance, Lauren and their girls...Leslie and Leah. Lauren's words describe the scene best "and then, as in...more
The Lawtons were a happy family of four living in Santa Barbara, that is, until the 16-year-old daughter was abducted and never returned. A sus...more
We’re introduced to the story through the eyes of Lauren Lawton who writes, “Once upon a time I had...more
Down the Darkest Road offers no spate of new murders and no new science. Instead, the story focuses on Laura and Leah Lawton, the suffering they share, and Laura’s quest for justice. Laura says, “Once upon a time...more
It's really bizarre to think that I would have been the same age as the character of Leah when this book took place (around 1990).
This is the third book in the Oak Knoll series, taking place after Deeper Than the Dead and Secrets to the Grave. We meet some of the previous characters, but you won't be lost if you're a newbie.
Lauren and her daughter Leah move to a new town, four years after the oldest daughter Leslie was abducted, never to be found. Lauren's husband died of apparent suici...more
Life isn't always fair and the justice system isn't always just. Lauren knows this better than others because the man she knows is responsible for her daughter's...more
The author did a great job writing Lauren, she is a strong woman who is doing her best in a tough situation. You c...more
Down The Darkest Road by Tami Hoag is about how the criminals’ rights are protected to the extent they actually walk around freely because there is no evidence that they did anything wrong. In this bo...more
But Lauren, Leslie's mother, knew in her heart that Roland Ballencoa had taken her daughter. After losing her husband in a car accident two years later and unable to remain in the family home with all the once h...more
It has been four years since Leslie Lawton vanished on her way home from a softball game. Four years and not a trace of her has been found. Her mother, Lauren, while still not giving up hope that her daughter’s disappearance will one day be solved, has packed up younger daughter, Leah, and moved to Oak Knoll, California. Unfortunately, the man Lauren suspects abducted Leslie has also recently moved to town, and his sights might be set on Leah.
I didn’t realize this was pa...more
This is the story of Lauren Lawton and her struggle to find her eldest daughter Lesley who has been missing for the last four years.
Since Lesley disappearance, the Lawton's family sufferance never ended, on the contrary. Lauren's husband wasn't able to cope with the lost of his dearest daughter and decided to end his life in a car accident.
In order to make a change in scenery, Lauren and her younger daughter Leah decided to move from San...more
This book has less gore than the previous two books yet Hoag still manages to create a villian that will have...more
An unspeakable crime; the disappearance of a teenage girl, a person of interest, and a family is destroyed. Written in two styles, one as the mother of the girl writes her feelings down, and the other as the story unfolds. Lauren knows who took her daughter, but there is nothing the police can do about it. Set in 19...more
When Tony Mendez becomes involved in the case after bumping into Lauren and hearing her tale, things soon begin to escalate, when its realised the man suspected...more
Overall, a very good read for Hoag fans! Y...more
It's easy to understand how a mother can become so obsessed to a point where she not only neglects, but endangers the life of the only child she has left. W...more
Lauren Lawton has isolated herself in her own grief. Following the unsolved disappearance of her teenage daughter and death of her husband, her family has been split in half. Leaving Lauren and her youngest daughter behind to pick up the pieces and find hope.
Tami Hoag creates comp...more