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Cry Wolf (Doucet #3)

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  4,388 Ratings  ·  226 Reviews
Cry Wolf: A Novel
Mass Market Paperback, Book Club Edition, 525 pages
Published January 2004 by Bantam (first published January 1st 1993)
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Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
This was an outstanding third book into this series. I enjoyed the story line and how all the characters were coming together. Excellent touch of mystery to it. You got your self a great book if romance with mystery is what you're looking for.
Ana T.
Dec 08, 2007 Ana T. rated it really liked it
I don’t know if it’s the setting but the truth is that I always find myself completely absorbed with stories set in the Louisiana bayous. And I really wanted to read Hoag again after having enjoyed Dark Paradise so much. So one night this week I picked this one to read before bed time and the truth is that I just couldn’t stop and was kept awake half the night trying to finish it.

Laurel Chandler used to be a public prosecutor and after having lost a child abuse case she has a nervous breakdown
TBR Challenge 2012: May Challenge- Read a book published prior to 2000.
TBR Challenge 2012: Personal Challenge- Cry Wolf has been on my to-read list since March 2010.

Grade C+
Lucky's Lady is one of my favorite romantic suspense books, and I looked forward to reading Cry Wolf when I saw it was labeled Doucet #3. Other than sharing the Bayou setting and having a one line mention of Lucky Doucet, there is nothing to tie this book to the others. Lucky's Lady also dealt with family troubles and a tortu
May 26, 2008 Daelith rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010-read
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Paris        (kerbytejas)
For me 90% of the book had just to much family drama, making feel like it was a daytime soap. The last 10% finally got back to the mystery,but it was just rushed.
Nov 02, 2010 Candice rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I was told I need to read more outside of my favorite genres, so I went to the library and picked the first title that caught my eye.

I don't read thrillers. Especially ones that are romance heavy. I was under the impression that this would be some mix of Criminal Minds + Law and Order. Instead I got something that you would find on the Lifetime network. In my opinion, that is not a good thing. In my head, Lifetime = melodramatic romance mixed with some violence for spice demon
May 06, 2009 Liz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I first read Cry Wolf when I was fifteen. I remember becoming completely absorbed in the story, the author’s descriptions of the bayous and the different facets of Louisiana culture. Half a lifetime later, I’m pleased that the story is still good, the characters still vivid, and the conclusion, still quite dramatic.

Written in the early part of the nineties, computers are hardly in evidence (Newspaper clippings? Really? But I kid!), cell phones aren’t mentioned, and it would be nearly a decade be
Jul 25, 2010 Jerry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
We typically find Tami Hoag’s novels to be suspenseful mystery/thrillers, often with a female leading character. In “Wolf”, Laura Chandler fills that role, an attorney who returns to her Cajun homeland in Louisiana after a career-busting loss as an assistant DA in a prominent case in Georgia. Yet most of the book is really more a soap opera about Laura's improbable and almost immediate romance with local rogue Jack Boudreaux, himself a disbarred lawyer who is now a wealthy and successful murder/ ...more
Barbara ★
Laurel Chandler, a lawyer returning home in disgrace, meets a local man, Jack Boudreaux, also a lawyer though disbarred, and falls in love. Most of the story is Laurel's healing from a mental breakdown and dealings with Jack while all along she is determined that the last thing she needs is a relationship. Her bad childhood and his draw them together like white on rice. When the local serial killer strikes close to home, things heat up and Laurel finally gets her feet under her and gets back in ...more
Feb 10, 2012 Elaine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a little slow at first. I am torn between a 3 and 4 for this book. I liked the book, but I got a little tired of the I am not good enough to have a relationship part of this book. Which is the majority of this book.
Feb 15, 2012 Ambre rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read Tami Hoag before. I don't read books where supposedly smart women throw themselves at verbally abusive disrespectful jerks because they need to be dominated, so this will also be the last.
Sandy Pfefferkorn
Feb 20, 2014 Sandy Pfefferkorn rated it liked it
This is more of a schlocky romance story with a serial killer thrown in for good measure rather than just a mystery. (Another reviewer said that the book was originally marketed as a romance when it was first published.) I've read other books by Tami Hoag; this was NOT one of her better ones.
 PuMbA's MoMmy*•.♥.•*
DNF halfway through the book. The characters didn't grab my attention and the story was long winded about their pasts. I just didn't care to read on.
Oct 14, 2015 Ivana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three stars just because I liked Savannah and Jack.
Sonya v.e.
Jun 13, 2011 Sonya v.e. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
my first Tsmi hoag and I loved it!
1.5 Stars

1. Tami Hoag can be a good writer. I can see it in the other two books she's written that I recently read. The story progression isn't absurdly staunched or anything like that. And she can be good with words. Unfortunately, I think she tried WAY too hard to emphasize EVERYTHING in this book. The purple prose is strong with this one, suffocating and deliberate in its plight to squeeze meaning into every scene and every dialogue and every action.

It got tacky.

The only part of the writing I
Mark Boyd
Mar 13, 2017 Mark Boyd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What do you get when you have a serial killer, a down-trodden lawyer returning to the deep south to lick her wounds, a rogue, the arrogance of southern family money and the mystique of the Louisiana swamps. A super thriller by Tami Hoag. I've come to enjoy Tami's writings. They can be dark and suspensful but she has a way of writing scenes that brings you face to face with the sounds, sights, smells and the killer. A great book and a dark story. She is definitely on my list of favorite authors.
Mar 20, 2017 Serena rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, audio, suspense
Too much meandering before there was any mystery. And I didn't like the heroine.
Veronica Hernandez
This book by Tami Hoag was good, but very slow read. It took me awhile to get into the plot. It turned out ok.
Jun 20, 2011 Annika rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't know this was part of a series that Tami Hoag set in southern Louisiana, amidst swampy and sultry people. I like the idea of that series, but this book wasn't that exciting. I did read "A Thin Dark Line" a few years ago, which has the same setting, the same swampy, sultry people it claims to hold and was excellent. This book didn't quite have that hook, but it was still a good time-killer.

Laurel Chandler is this prosecuting attorney who returns home to Bayou Breaux, Louisiana, in the he
Rivalie (Le Petit Photograph)
The title itself just gives you chills, add that very sinister line on the cover and everything just got real. My eyes were immediately drawn to the very gloomy and mysterious cover and the line underneath the author's name: The scream heard by no one is the deadliest. How chilling is that? Before getting into the review, this book is definitely not one you'd want to read before sleeping so don't make the same mistake that I did because this definitely gave me nightmares.

As a lot of suspense/mur
Feb 23, 2013 Chris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tami-hoag, ill
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Lily (WhoLockian)
Cry Wolf by Tami Hoag

Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.

The scream heard by no one is the deadliest.

In the rural parishes of Louisiana's French Triangle, young women are disappearing one by one, only to turn up on the banks of the bayou, strangled and cast aside where they are sure to be found. But there is one trophy the killer prizes above all others, one woman who must be silenced forever....

Attorney Laurel Chandler did not come back to Bayou Breaux to seek justice. That once-burning o
Nov 09, 2015 Jody rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Terrible book--the only reason I didn't give it 1 star is because I save that for Nicholas Sparks! I didn't care about the characters in this book, or whether they lived or died. Well, truthfully, I sort of wish they DID get murdered. Then at least something in this book would have been a unexpected.

The book was supposed to be about murders occurring in various Louisiana parishes nearby and they really didn't get into that topic (except for hearing about it on the news)until page 167--and from
Jen A.
Apr 01, 2014 Jen A. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
I am a Tami Hoag fan, but Cry Wolf didn't do much for me. I saw through the entire plot way early on, so there wasn't much suspense. I felt like Hoag wore different hats when writing this book, but didn't necessarily smooth out the bumps between the writing styles: murder/mystery, adult romance, horror. It was jarring.

Hoag gives you a reluctant heroine (Laurel) and a reluctant hero (Jack) who are messed up from crappy pasts, but (surprise, surprise) perfectly messed up for each other. The two sp
Oct 20, 2012 ~Leslie~ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-ebook
<4.5 stars I really didn't want to like this one, but in the end I just succumbed completely. I normally stay away from the "cajun in the swamp" stories. Being from South Louisiana gives me a very low tolerance for them. And in the beginning, I was not sure if I could read the whole thing. Slowly though, like a slow moving bayou, I became engrossed. Laurel is an attorney who has returned home after a spectacular failure. She lives in a family of secrets and she is the secret keeper. Her siste ...more
Mar 14, 2011 Jeane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: usa
After having bought the book for one euro more than a year ago, I started reading it expecting a very creepy book. In some way it wasn't but in a very subtle way for me there was a creepy feeling hanging around.

Around Laurel hangs continuely the reminders of what happened in the court case which ruiner her marriage and job. The fact that it also mentally destroyed her, is why she went back home, back to Bayou Breaux where she grew up and where her past had been left behind.
Laurel came back to fi
Lynn Michell
Dec 27, 2011 Lynn Michell rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lynn by: A neighbour lent it to me
A brilliantly written, totally incredible page-turner. Sometimes, after reading dozens of manuscripts for Linen Press, I need something light and gripping. This, lent by a neighbour, did the trick. The swampy Bayou in Louisiana is the dark backcloth as women's bodies are washed up in its thickets of reeds. The characters are cut out of paper, never mind cardboard. The two male protagonists are strong, handsome and rugged with chiseled features; one has blue eyes, one green. Jack Boudreaux is the ...more
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Tami Hoag is the #1 internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books published in more than thirty languages worldwide, including her latest thrillers—BITTER SEASON, COLD COLD HEART and THE 9TH GIRL. Renowned for combining thrilling plots with character-driven suspense, Hoag first hit the New York Times Bestseller list with NIGHT SINS, and each of her books since has been a bestseller. ...more
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