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Night Sins | [Tami Hoag]

Night Sins

A peaceful Minnesota town, where crime is something that just doesn’t happen, is about to face its worst nightmare. A young boy disappears. There are no witnesses, no clues — only a note, cleverly taunting, casually cruel. Has a cold-blooded kidnapper struck? Or is this the reawakening of a long-quiet serial killer?
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Publisher's Summary

A peaceful Minnesota town, where crime is something that just doesn’t happen, is about to face its worst nightmare. A young boy disappears. There are no witnesses, no clues — only a note, cleverly taunting, casually cruel. Has a cold-blooded kidnapper struck? Or is this the reawakening of a long-quiet serial killer?…

A tough-minded investigator on her first, make-or-break case…A local cop who fears that big-city evils have come to stalk his small-town home...Together they are hunting for a madman who knows no bounds, to protect a town that may never feel safe again.

©2012 Tami Hoag (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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"Tami Hoag is the queen of the crime story.” (New York Post)

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    "Another Great book from Tami Hoag"
    If you could sum up Night Sins in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It would have but I listened to the 2 books backwards - I listened to Guilty as Sin first - didn't know there was a first part to it as the books should be a series.


    What about Jennifer VanDyck’s performance did you like?

    I always like listening to her


    Any additional comments?

    Very good book but there is a second one - Guilty as Sin - listen to this one first...

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Chris United States 02-20-13
    Chris United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A great listen!"
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    I held off getting this book because of some of the review, and I can agree that the sex in this book does feel misplaced. I'm not a prude about hearing sex, but this definitely took some of the shine off the story, hence the 4 stars instead of 5.

    I really like Tami Hoag's writing and her ability to write a suspense thriller is getting better with every book of hers i read/listen too. It's an easy listen, and definitely has that, "i'll drive the long way home" because you wanna hear what happens next!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 09-03-14
    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 09-03-14 Member Since 2001
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    Night Sins, read by Jennifer Van Dyck, is approximately twenty hours of listening. Too, long, in my opinion. The author could have accomplished as much with two-thirds of the text. The story centers on the abduction of Josh, a little boy in a small Minnesota town. This kidnapping occurs on the same day that a new agent arrives as a replacement. Slamming through a good-old-boy network of cops, our MC is typical of the women of the 90s. Carrying a huge feministic chip on her shoulder, her abrasive attitude is a modus operandi throughout the novel that I personally found annoying.

    Originally published in the mid nineties, the feminist attitude is understandable; women in general were pounding against glass ceilings throughout all businesses, and in this novel, in a small town police department. The MC is a bit too caustic in her zeal, however, which makes her an unlikeable character.

    The crime story mystery is the most interesting part of the story. A number of suspects float through the tale, including the father of the boy and the local priest. The love story, a relationship between the local chief and the newbie main character, is very forced. Normal people are not quite as volatile with people they love, especially during that initial heart-thumping time of early romance. As written in Night Sins, this affair comes across in phony with contrived dialogue, and includes gratuitous sex scenes adding nothing to the plot. A not-so-bad crime procedural or poorly written artificial romance … not sure.

    The reader does a good job, clear diction, etc. A bit coached, I think, to convey the snarky attitude of the MC.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff Haertel 08-25-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Good story, a bit too open ended of an ending"
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    An interesting story and some good twists. I was a bit disappointed in a lot of loose ends left at the end. Also, this novel listens more like a romance than a mystery in some sections.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Samantha Lehigh Acres, FL, United States 06-03-14
    Samantha Lehigh Acres, FL, United States 06-03-14 Member Since 2011

    I love suspense, murder mysteries, psycho thriller books most of all! I listen when not taking classes for my masters degree.

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    "Even better the second time around"

    The first time I read this book it was via paperback, which was years ago. After listening to it, it was like I never read it. Tami Hoag is a great writer. I know this was one of her early books and it's actually more of a romance than suspense/murder thriller but it's an awesome combination.

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    Annette C. Williams Washington 11-02-12
    Annette C. Williams Washington 11-02-12 Member Since 2004

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    "Awful"
    Would you try another book from Tami Hoag and/or Jennifer VanDyck?

    I used to enjoy Tami Hoag's mysteries but this one was awful. I will not use another credit on her.


    What could Tami Hoag have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Leave out the unneeded sexual scenes and stay with the storyline and finish the story.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It would be hard to narrate this story well but the reader made it even harder to bare.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Night Sins?

    All sex scenes.


    Any additional comments?

    Garbage.

    5 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    "A Third Too Long"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Tami Hoag always produces a book worth reading as they are invariably well written


    Would you recommend Night Sins to your friends? Why or why not?

    As far as the crime element of this book it is excellent but, in my opinion, is let down by the detraction of the love interest/sex scenes between the two central characters. This is all rather cliche.


    Was Night Sins worth the listening time?

    As a whole the book is worth a listen but if you like your crime books to contain only crime/detection then this may not be for you.


    Any additional comments?

    The eighteen hours could have been edited down to around twelve and still made an excellent book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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