A cold-blooded kidnapper has been playing a twisted game with a terrified Minnesota town. Now a respected member of the community stands accused of a startling act of evil. But when a second boy disappears, a frightened public demands to know: Have the police caught the wrong man? Is the nightmare continuing...or just beginning?
Prosecutor Ellen North believes she’s building a case against a guilty man - and that he has an accomplice in the shadows. As she prepares for the trial of her career, Ellen suddenly finds herself swept into a cruel contest of twisted wits, a dark game of life and death...with an evil mind as guilty as sin.
©1996 Tami Hoag (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Accomplished and scary." (Cosmopolitan)
"A page-turner." (Chicago Tribune)
I normally like a good thriller, but this was all over the place and I was more looking forward to getting it over with than finding out how it ends.
Awful story, hard to follow characters. Borring
O.K. I guess
not that I could see
May be i just don't like Tami Hoag's style.
I love to read, but I can never find the time. Audible allows me to "read" while I'm doing other things.
Not sure, I couldn't get very far in the book.
I just loved her other 3 books that I read. For some reason I could not get into this book. I found my self rewinding it over and over.
I can't say if it was her performance or if the book was not interesting to me.
I'm an omnivore when it comes to books - I'll read anything, but I especially like mysteries and historical fiction - and I fall all over myself when the two genres combine! I also love sci-fi, high adventure, romance (sometimes), crime & detection, horror...well, like I said. Omnivore.
Terser plot, more realistic portrayal of the investigation and trial, less repetition of dull and uninteresting conversations between main character and her creepy love interest. The main character is a prosecutor and the case should be a slam dunk, but then a bad boyfriend from her former life takes over the defense and it's like she just loses all will and ability to prosecute the case. There isn't much suspense, the pace is too slow and there are no serious developments until 3/4 of the way through the book. Basically you could slog through "Night Sins" then skip to the last 50 pages of "Guilty as Sin" without missing anything.
Yes. The narrator did an OK job with what she had, but the text was just incredibly lame.
Most of them, leaving less than 100 pages of meaningful story.
This particular story was a good idea but so very poorly executed. Repetitive phrases, way too much detail on unimportant items. Sexual harassment written as if it were flirting dialogue.
I have enjoyed Tami Hoag books before, but now I'm not sure if I will even attempt another Hoag book.
Definitely some suspenseful material
Make sure you listen to Night Sins first! Great characters and great build up for the end, once the mystery is revealed there is not enough details about all that the "bad guys" did. I'm not one to rewrite an authors book but this ones ending did let me down a bit. still highly recommend it! But I feel like there is a lot left unresolved with these great characters.
always wondering who did it
J Brooks entering the story
she is able to bring the characters to life
Yes but I can't give it up.
Yes, I thought it was very interesting. Constantly trying to figure out who the killer was.
I was surprised but not totally
I enjoyed the entire book start to finish! It was very entertaining. I enjoy books that aren't super easy to guess and this one was not.
Yes, enjoyed the characters and the story...
She just did a great job overall!!!
Yes, but too long
I would recommend this book after Night Sins.... A good mystery...
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