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Down the Darkest Road by Tami Hoag
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Jan 12, 2012

it was amazing
Read on January 12, 2012

I know better than to start a Tami Hoag book when I want to accomplish anything else because once I started this one, I didn't want to put it down. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. It was so nice to revisit characters from her former novels like Vince and Anne Leone and Mendez. What Tami does best is incorporate emotion into her stories. (Probably a gift from her years as a bestselling romance author.) Even when she's writing police procedure, it's never JUST procedure. You feel every emotion the characters are feeling. This was a harrowing story in that Lauren's rage and grief as a mom whose teenage daughter disappeared without a trace is so real. You get frustrated by her apparent willingness to sacrifice her younger daughter Leah's happiness while seeking the truth, yet you also entirely identify with her and that's the sign of a skilled storyteller. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough and the action-packed conclusion was definitely worth the wait. Tami Hoag's gift is similar to Stephen King in that she can take you down the darkest roads of the human psyche but ultimately lead you back to a place where hope is still out there on the horizon. If you love suspense, I highly recommend this novel!
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message 1: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Thank you for another fantastically written review. I love Tami Hoag and will have to catch up on her newer novels, including this one.

Teresa Medeiros Thanks Nancy! Hope you enjoy them :)

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