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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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    debi 12-14-12
    debi 12-14-12 Member Since 2015
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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...

    6 of 6 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!"
    Any additional comments?

    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!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Eloy, AZ, United States 05-22-15
    Angela Eloy, AZ, United States 05-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "MAD MAD MAD"
    What would have made Night Sins better?

    Less sex. How many ways does the sex need to be written? Thought I was reading J B Robb. Which I stopped listening to after the 4rth book because of contious sex between main characters. I am not a prude but I think it is laziness on the author part when sex is used as a filler


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tami Hoag again?

    Yes I have already listened to 6 other books and have enjoyed them, exception Guilty as Sin.


    Have you listened to any of Jennifer Van Dyck’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes Guilty as Sin which I think she was either sick or being threaten to read


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Mad Mad Mad, yes I probably should have read the reviews, and would have found out that this book was two parts. REALLY SHOULD BE PUT IN THE DESCRIPTION. If it would have I would not have wasted a credit on it.


    Any additional comments?

    I think these two book were written to meet her publisher quota. All the other books I have listened to I enjoyed, that why I downloaded these two...Dumb Dumb Guilty as Sin, Night Sins I should have had a clue ARRGH

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Normis 05-08-15
    Normis 05-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    "intence"

    I can't wait to sesrch for the second book!!!
    it keeps you in a constant suspense

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DALE ZANK 04-22-15
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    "Could bearly get through it"

    This was long and boring. Good premise ruined by so much fill you could not skip ahead fast enough. Will not attempt follow up book. Got to the point you did not like agent O'Mally.

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    Bears Fan 04-14-15
    Bears Fan 04-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved this story !!!"

    What a cliff hanger ...
    Loved the story and characters but the narrator I just could not get into her at all, very dry and blah - however it did not ruin the story !!!

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    Kimberly 04-14-15
    Kimberly 04-14-15
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    "Good story, unnecessary sex scenes."

    The narrator made it difficult but not impossible to get through this book I found her awkward pauses between words and sentences to be very irritating. She needs to take breathing lessons and learn how to even out her narration. The storyline was well-written and thought out, though I didn't feel the relationship between the two main characters was natural or necessary. I wish ms. Hoag would've devoted more time to Josh's story. The ending felt rushed and too full of loose ends. Where had he been? Who took him? What happened to the accuse f'd case? These issues were never addressed. The team ran around in circles until the very end. For 20 hours, the book still felt unfinished.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maria 04-11-15
    Maria 04-11-15
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    "Could do with a little less"
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    I find some of Tami Hoag's books excellent such as her series with Detective Lisa and Kovak as well as the Oak Knoll Series. Loved those and would love to see more of those. I don't particularly like the overly romantic ones. This one was a bit more on the romance side. I liked the story and the narration but would've preferred to see the female character be stronger and not fall right away for the "strong" male character, forgetting all about her own.I'm by no means a prude and I don't mind romance and sex as long as the plot remains the highlight. When I read a thriller or suspense novel I want suspense rather than listening to 3 minutes of every particular second of sexual exploration. As fun as that sounds, after the characters do it for the third time, it gets kind of boring. I find myself fast-forwarding through that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Rogersville, AL, United States 12-02-14
    Sandra Rogersville, AL, United States 12-02-14 Member Since 2014
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    "narrater ruined this for me. Cant keep listening."
    What would have made Night Sins better?

    This is probably a great book but Jennifer Van Dyck is horrible and absolutely made it impossible for me to listen. Get a different narrator and I will try again.


    0 of 0 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"
    Any additional comments?

    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 2 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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