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.
"Tami Hoag is the queen of the crime story.” (New York Post)
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.
I always like listening to her
Very good book but there is a second one - Guilty as Sin - listen to this one first...
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!
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
Yes I have already listened to 6 other books and have enjoyed them, exception Guilty as Sin.
Yes Guilty as Sin which I think she was either sick or being threaten to read
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.
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
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.
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 !!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
"A Third Too Long"
Tami Hoag always produces a book worth reading as they are invariably well written
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.
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.
The eighteen hours could have been edited down to around twelve and still made an excellent book.
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