Night Sins (Deer Lake #1)
A desperate hunt for a missing child ... A chilling novel of suspense from a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author
Deer Lake is a small Minnesota town where people know their neighbours and crime is something that happens on the evening news. But the illusion of safety is shattered when eight-year-old Josh Kirkwood disappears. All the police find is his duffel bag with a not
"She breathed in the waxy scent of crayons and felt as if one had been driven through her heart."
Hah. I'm on page 404 and so far there have been three official clues and the MOST TEDIOUS characters. The woman who broke the sex barrier for females in her position in law enforcement broke her "no dating cops" rule and slept with the chief the second day she knew him, putting her job at risk and looking like an idiot to all working women to boot. I no longer care about ...more
The main character, Megan O'Malley, was newly assigned to replace a long time and beloved detective in small town Minnesota. Megan is well qualified with 10 years of experience and ample credentials, but seems determined to show the huge chip on her shoulder at every turn. She not only criticizes the investigative methods of the Chief (her boss!) but does so publicly. Again and again he acknowledges (in many concrete ways) that he res ...more
The author managed to keep the suspense until the end (no spoilers here) and describing the main characters lives around this crime.
4* Down the Darkest Road (Oak Knoll, #3)
4* Night Sins (Deer Lake, #1)
I was handed this book while waiting at an airport. The person had just finished it and said that the book wasn't a bad read. Maybe I misunderstood and the person said it was a bad read? I was bored so I read it on a long flight. Wish I hadn't.
All the stock characters are here. The strong female cop with daddy issues trying to make it in a man's world, who falls for the local polic ...more
There was a nice romantic element to the story, and I really fell in love with some of the characters. There were also characters that Hoag forced you to love to hate. I couldn't help disliking them, I actually enjoyed hating them and kept wishing dreadful things on them lol. But I think that's ...more
And yes, the ending wasn't quite the neat wrap-up one likes to see afte ...more
Hoag, Tami - 1st in Deer lake series
Deer Lake is a small Minnesota town where people know their neighbours and crime is something that happens on the evening news. But the illusion of safety is shattered when eight-year-old Josh Kirkwood disappears from a hockey rink as he waits for his mother to pick him up after practice. The only thing the police find is his duffel bag with a note stuffed inside, `Ignorance is not innocence but SIN`. With each passing hour the search for Josh t ...more
This is my second book of Tami Hoag & I must say her writing is totally exceptional (especially in this book) with so much new words in every page. The story, the writing, the characters, the hum ...more
First, not only should you not sleep with your commander (he technically is not her boss), but you need to use a condom! I am completely serious. This guy starts to feel her up on their first kiss. Take a hint sister. He's a whore-dog and the probability of him having a disease is 80%. On top of that, he's not too smart.
"Pecados na Noite" é muito um livro completo: Mistério, Intrigas, Amor, Crime. Estes são os factores principais que fazem de um livro policial realmente um livro POLICIAL. Apesar de ser um livro muito grande (versão portuguesa: +750 páginas) não se torna chato, pelo contrário cada vez fica melhor.
O final é surpreendente e algo que não esperava de todo (não me refiro ao raptor, pois à medida que a história ia p ...more
I'm disappointed because at the start and a good quarter of the way through I was quite into the story and how it was unfolding. It was suspenseful and all along every suspect you thought was the kidnapper is proven not to be. Good cat and mouse and kept you guessing...
Then you get to the last few chapters and it just gets dumb. (view spoiler)[ I guess it was sup ...more
Hoag skillfully presents a two-week torturous ordeal for the family, the community, and the law enforcement people. In fact, Agent Megan O’Malley is experiencing a baptism of fire, since her first day on the job as a field agent is also the day the boy was taken. This will hold your interest as the winding path of the plotline takes you insid ...more