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Alison

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  • Still Waters

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (79)

    When the body of a murdered man literally falls at Elizabeth Stuart's feet, she's able to wash away the blood - but not the terror. Unwelcome newcomers to Still Creek, Minnesota, she and her troubled teenage son are treated with suspicion by the locals, including the sheriff. Yet nothing will stop her from digging beneath the town's placid surface for the truth - except the killer. Now Elizabeth must risk everything to save her family and unmask the killer - before the current of evil flowing through Still Creek drags her under.

    karen says: "Good grief."
    "Harlequin Romance here we come..."
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    Would you try another book from Tami Hoag and/or Joyce Bean?

    I've listened to several Tami Hoag books and have enjoyed them all, until Still Waters. In the previous Tami Hoag novels the suspense and mystery kept me reading (or listening) while the romance was just a small part of the overall book. In Still Waters the whole book is a romance novel and an unbelievable one at that. Puhleeze..."Oh I hate this man and he treats me with disrespect, but I also just can't resist his physical appeal so let me jump his bones.". Ugh. I found myself rolling my eyes throughout the book, just trying to get through. Not only that but I couldn't stand either of the main characters ( who can't resist each other though they can't stand each other). The narrorator's version of Elizabeth comes off not as a sophisticated southern bell but more as your typical poor white trash. Nails on a chalkboard. I had to fast forward through so much of this book because I was repulsed by the idiocy. Too much romance (and unbelievable at that) and not enough plot.


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