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Terror stalks the streets of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana. A suspected murderer is free on a technicality, and the cop accused of planting evidence against him is ordered off the case. But Detective Nick Fourcade refuses to walk away. He’s stepped over the line before. This case threatens to push him over the edge.He’s not the only one. Deputy Annie Broussard found the woman’sTerror stalks the streets of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana. A suspected murderer is free on a technicality, and the cop accused of planting evidence against him is ordered off the case. But Detective Nick Fourcade refuses to walk away. He’s stepped over the line before. This case threatens to push him over the edge.He’s not the only one. Deputy Annie Broussard found the woman’s mutilated body. She still hears the phantom echoes of dying screams. She wants justice. But pursuing the investigation will mean forming an alliance with a man she doesn’t trust and making enemies of the men she works with. It will mean being drawn into the confidence of a killer. For Annie Broussard, finding justice will mean risking everything—including her life.The search for the truth has begun—one that will lead down a twisted trail through the steamy bayous of Louisiana, and deep into the darkest reaches of the human heart. ...

Title : Barreiras Ocultas
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ISBN : 9789724227399
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 682 Pages
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Barreiras Ocultas Reviews

  • ♥Rachel♥
    2018-10-12 04:25

    4.5 StarsI read A Thin Dark Line some years ago (more than ten) and loved it, so when it was offered on an Audible Daily Deal I snatched it up. The audio just enhanced an already riveting mystery!Annie Broussard is a Deputy in Bayou Breaux Police Department hoping to make Detective. When a suspect in the brutal murder of Pam Bichon is exonerated on a technicality the community is outraged along with the Detective in charge of the case, Nick Fourcade. Annie already had ties to the murder because she was the officer who discovered Pam Bichon’s body, but when she crosses paths with Nick she gets dragged further into the case and the dark side of Nick. Annie is both fascinated and wary of him, and scared of the electric current of attraction they share. Annie is a newer cop with ideals, innocence, and determination that Nick sees as an asset to the case. The fact that Marcus Reynard, the chief suspect, is suddenly fixated on her doesn’t hurt matters either. Nick’s convinced Marcus is guilty, but as Nick and Annie team up and dig deeper, Annie’s not so sure. She doesn’t want to pin a murder on the wrong guy, she wants justice and she wants the truth. It’s evident that Annie is rattling someone with her investigation, because gory “presents” and more sinister threats start coming her way. The mystery as well as the internal politics Annie must navigate in the police force made for a captivating read. The romance was just icing on the cake. Nick and Annie’s relationship felt dangerous and passionate, and an element to the story made it sort of forbidden, or at the very least ill advised, but these two couldn’t stay away from each other. After finishing A Thin Dark Line this time I was impressed and haunted. I couldn’t stop thinking of the solution and how things turned out, while the romance aspect was everything I hoped for, I was very sad for a particular character, and I think the voice and inflection the narrator gave this character every time he/she had a scene made their predicament resonate with me deeper than it did with just reading the pages. I highly recommend the narration; Karen Peakes made Annie Broussard’s character come to life, and did a fine job with the male voices as well. The accents and the Cajun French were spot on! I was held in the spell of A Thin Dark Line all over again and I totally recommend it to any fan of romantic suspense/mystery! Fans of Sandra Brown, Linda Howard, or Lisa Gardner will gobble this up. There were a couple of issues that were a little too tidily wrapped up, and a couple of things I still had questions about by the end, but it didn’t impact my enjoyment. The mystery, while published more than eighteen years ago stands up well, and didn’t feel dated. As I said above, it had been years since I read this, so I totally forgot the identity of the murderer. I thought I remembered, but I ended up being completely wrong. Nice to be surprised twice! Story: 4 StarsAudio Narration: 5 StarsOverall: 4.5 Stars

  • Werner
    2018-10-04 03:02

    Before reading this book, Tami Hoag was just another author's name to me. Of course, I'd seen her books for sale when I window shopped at Wal-Mart and similar venues; but being prejudiced against best sellers, and against any books characterized as "thrillers," I'd never had any interest in reading any of her work. However, for my birthday last month, my 11-year-old grandson Philip (who knows that I like to read as much as he does!) decided to gift me with a book when he spotted a special sale at the local public library --paperbacks for a quarter!-- and this was the one he picked. My expectations for it weren't particularly high, but I thought the kindness of the gift deserved a prompt reading. I was delighted to have my prejudices stood on their heads!This is officially characterized (though not in the cover copy) as the fourth book of the author's Doucet series. However, that nominal "series" is apparently very loosely connected, only by having main or other characters from the fictional Doucet clan; and a Doucet appears in this novel, though not as the protagonist. Our protagonists are sheriff's deputies Nick Fourcade, a detective, and Annie Broussard, a uniformed deputy who'd like to be a detective. (The book is also counted as the opener of the Broussard and Fourcade series, which is apparently more connected; but it has a resolution to the mysteries involved in this volume, while leaving things open for new ones.)Back in the late 80s, I visited the rural Cajun country of south Louisiana, where this book is set. So I could visualize the scenery, hear the accents and dialect, and appreciate the immersive evocation of place and culture that Hoag conjures. (Hoag herself was born in Iowa and lives in Florida; but she's clearly very familiar with this area, and has frequently set her fiction here.) The plot is very taut, respecting all of Aristotle's classical unities; it unfolds over a period of about two weeks leading up to Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday (a season which is a big deal in heavily Catholic south Louisiana) mostly in and around the small town of Bayou Breaux, population around 7,000. As the book opens, we learn that one Marcus Renard has just been set free on a technicality after being arrested by the sheriff's office for the hideously savage rape and murder of a prominent local businesswoman. (The authorities are certain he's guilty --but is he?) Soon after, the community begins to be terrorized by a serial rapist.Like all serious fiction, this novel is fundamentally concerned with moral issues, the answers to which aren't obvious and force readers to think. Here, the issues particularly revolve around the relationship of law and justice, and the ethics of vigilantism. (Personally, my view of the latter is more nuanced and less unconditionally condemning than some people's; but Hoag forces us to consider the dangers of too facile a resort to extra-legal vengeance, and the valid reasons why our and other civilized legal systems provide safeguards for the accused.) The solution to the crime(s) is anything but obvious; early on, I was 100% convinced of the identity of the killer, only to change my theory much nearer the end to another solution I was equally certain of --only to be wrong both times. I was totally blindsided by the denouement. But this isn't just an intellectual puzzle; it's a story about vividly-drawn, three-dimensional people and their interactions.This can be a very dark novel (and I'm told that's often characteristic of Hoag's work). The murder and rapes themselves aren't directly described; and the sufferings of the victims, and the gory details of the crime scenes, aren't alluded to more than they actually have to be. But while the average modern American doesn't have any real sense that genuine moral evil is a reality which he or she could ever have any need to take into account, Hoag clearly has a very lively sense of that reality, and she doesn't intend to let us close the book without sharing it. (In a fallen world that wants to try to hide its fallenness, that's not a bad authorial aim.) While it's not a romance, the book does have two instances (in 590 pages) of explicit unmarried sex. Obviously, I didn't approve of this behavior; but I did understand the psychology of it, and the scenes aren't in themselves actually disgusting. But disgust would be a healthy reaction to the sexist and lewd attitudes of many of the male cops, and readers might want a barf bag handy when perusing some of the comments from these characters. (Hoag isn't presenting these as role models; disgust is the reaction she wants there.) There's also a certain amount of bad language, including f-words, much of it reflecting the real-life tendency of this kind of speech to be a feature of cop culture.Action heroine fans should take note that, though the cover copy doesn't stress this aspect, Annie packs heat, and her police training has given her skills in hand-to-hand combat and using firearms --which just might turn out to come in handy. (And fans of action heroes will appreciate the fact that while Nick isn't Superman, he can take care of himself very well in a fair fight.)I have to mention a bit of "reader response" criticism here. My wife is a fan of the TV series Handcrafted America, and I sometimes see parts of it when she watches it. A recent episode featured the construction of an instrument called the frottoir, resembling a solid metal washboard with distinctive bending, which is an essential element in performing zydeco music, a characteristic Cajun musical style developed in the last century. That was quite interesting to me; and in this book, I encountered several references to zydeco music. It was pretty cool to have seen this background on TV, in time to allow me to understand what this is and what it sounds like!Since I'm trying not to get drawn into another open-ended series right now, I'm not planning to pursue this one. But I'd definitely recommend Hoag as a serious mystery writer, and I'd be open to reading more of her work sometime.

  • Obsidian
    2018-10-17 06:02

    What a weird book.This doesn't even read like a Tami Hoag book. The main plot is a mess (investigating assault and murders of women) with multiple character POVs. I don't get the romance between Annie Broussard or Nick Fourcade. The setting of Louisiana could have been interesting, but ultimately fell flat. I just couldn't get behind Nick being an abusive police officer and Annie getting harassed by her fellow officers for daring to do the right thing.I forgot I had "A Thin Dark Line" until I started rummaging through my bookshelves. I honestly didn't recall a thing about this book either so even though I had this book for years, nothing came back to me as I reread this. Annie Broussard is a deputy looking to eventually become a detective. She finds herself fascinated by Nick Fourcade who is a loose cannon on the force. When Nick lashes out at a suspect, Annie steps on to stop the assault. This leaves Annie with a man who becomes obsessed with her. Nick also becomes obsessed with Annie initially thinking she is part of some conspiracy to ruin him.I didn't really like any male in this book. Annie deserved better than Nick. In the end I think we're supposed to think Annie will keep Nick on the straight and narrow. Annie is put in danger repeatedly by her fellow officers and gets crapped on. She has an old flame try to tell her what to do and push his feelings on her. Maybe if Annie had a strong female relationship it would have helped balanced the overly masculine POVs. I didn't believe the person who ended up being the suspect. It just read as false and something to throw out there. And I hated how things ultimately got wrapped up. The writing was so so since we had multiple POVs. And we had Annie investigating and being harassed and Nick barely doing a thing it felt like. The flow was off. I found myself getting bored at parts. There were so many red herrings in this I just didn't even care at the end who was responsible for what. I read this cause Hoag has a new book coming out that is a continuance of this series. Hopefully it's better than this.

  • ✨Susan✨
    2018-10-02 04:05

    A Realestate agent is found dead and mutilated in one of her vacant listings. There are several other deaths peppered throughout southern Louisiana that have had the same MO. The authorities are stumped until Nick Fourcade a detective finds evidence pointing toward a man who knew the victims, however, the incriminating evidence is thrown out on a technicality. The local public becomes enraged and father of the latest victim try's to shoot the suspect, on the courthouse steps, upon his release. Annie Broussard is the deputy who found the body and is doing her own investigation into who is committing these gruesom murders. Late one evening while she is off duty, Annie comes across intoxicated Nick Fourcade while he is beating said suspect. She must for his own good arrest him before he beats the suspect to death. This makes her very unpopular with the locals and she is completely shunned by her fellow officers. This in turn makes her even more determined than ever. The characters were very believable and had distinct and very different personalities. The story was fast moving and kept me guessing. Karen Peakes did an excellent job narrating.

  • Philip
    2018-10-03 02:10

    This is the first book that I've read by Tami Hoag. I really enjoyed reading; it keep me in suspense. You think you have figured out who the murder is, some thing else points the finger at someone else in the book. It is about a murder case that you following trying to find the truth. Deputy Annie Broussard is the one who finds the body, she is takes a stand against another cop, which causes her to become the enemy of some of her co-workers, then she starts to work with the cop, Nick, that she arrested for beating up on the prime suspect of the murder. Annie and Nick partner up, but each one take different leads in the case. Annie is put in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the prime suspect, which she believes that he is the one that committed the murder, but Nick follows is leads with the husband being the one who murdered his wife. I thought I had the murdered solved, but I was sure surprised when I found out who the true murder was. 4.5 stars out of 5

  • Robin
    2018-10-18 09:08

    Arrested for the murder of a local businesswoman, Marcus Rennard is soon freed on a technicality. Deputy Sheriff Annie Broussard feels an obligation to the dead woman to find her killer. Rennard may look guilty, but when she runs across Detective Nick Fourcade beating Rennard, she breaks it up and arrests Fourcade. As the men in the Sheriff's office harass her for being disloyal to the brotherhood, Annie digs into the murder case. She soon discovers her only ally is the cop she put behind bars.Another great book by Tami Hoag! I had a few suspects that I kept jumping between. I was very surprised when the killer was revealed. I read this one when it first came out and loved it. This time around I listened to the audiobook which was excellent. My rating: 5 Stars.

  • CD {Boulder Blvd}
    2018-10-22 04:21

    Tami Hoag's new book The Boy comes out next month and it's the second book in the Broussard and Fourcade series. Ms. Hoag has become a favorite writer of mine but I had not read the 1st book in the series, A Thin Dark Line.I really enjoyed this one (the location, the characters, the suspense) and can't wait for Ms. Hoag's new book.One note: In this book, Deputy Annie Broussard is really shown some male chauvinism in the workplace after she attempts to arrest one of their own, Nick Fourcade. What she had to endure felt really real and was well done by Ms. Hoag. Granted a male would have to endure some "stuff", but as the sole female it's definitely taken to a different level.

  • Brian
    2018-10-02 07:55

    I received this book as a gift and it's not my usual fare to say the least, but I thought, what the hell, I'll see what it's like.This book most reminded me of the standard Hollywood-flavor-of-the-week-lowest-common-denominator thriller. You know the type I'm sure. Those movies that people watch just for the sake of something to watch when they don't feel like watching a romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock.That's about the kindest thing I can think of to say about this book. I didn't hate it, I just am not a fan of the vastly overdone and incredibly clichéd genre as a whole. There's just no originality to it.I pretty much only finished reading the book because well, I'm stubborn I guess. Plus I wanted to make sure that my guess as to who the killer is was in fact correct (it was).

  • Cphe
    2018-09-30 01:25

    Read this many years ago and remember enjoying it immensely. Still as enjoyable the second time around. Particularly liked the setting and murder/mystery aspect of the novel.The main character of this novel wasn't a shrinking violet by any means and she did stick to her ideals in this story. There wasn't a lot of "romance" per se in this novel, it took a back seat to the murder/mystery. As the main characters I did feel that Annie and Nick were well suited and well matched, each complimented the other.

  • Edward
    2018-10-14 05:03

    A very intense story about what happens when the choices a person makes take them over 'A Thin Dark Line'. For each main character in the book, once the choice is made they must live with the result to the best, or worst, of their ability. A must read in my opinion if you like dark mysteries.

  •  PuMbA's MoMmy*•.♥.•*
    2018-10-10 08:21

    WOW!!! What a fast paced thrilling ride this book to me on! I loved it!!!

  • Barbara ★
    2018-09-29 05:00

    Wow what a book! Tami Hoag uses misdirection upon misdirection upon misdirection to confuse the shit out of you. Man, the story leads you in one direction, to one killer and then WHAM it's not him! And then there's another likely suspect and it's not him. again and again and again. I just love it. A Thin Dark Line really keeps you guessing right up until the final chapter. Again just WOW!Deputy Annie Broussard gets entangled in the murder of Pam Bission since she is the one who found the body. Detective Nick Fourcade is prime on the case and goes over the line forcing his suspension. Annie is suspicious of the cop in charge and begins her own investigation. The interplay between Annie and Nick is fabulous and edgy as hell. Nick is a little crazy (well maybe a lot) and Annie is reluctant to get involved with him even if it is only for his investigation notes. I really liked Nick's edginess though it really made his job difficult. It did provide some great comic relief moments though.A great story of murder, stalking, police brutality, vigilantism, conspiracy, harrassment and rape. This story had everything cops, lawyers, district attorneys, victims, crazy relatives and many many suspects. It's a book that you wanted to end just to find out who did it but you didn't want it to end because it was so exciting. Tami Hoag doesn't write romance novels but there is always some small element of romance included. Don't look for a HEA from Ms. Hoag but you'll definitely enjoy the story with or without it.

  • Destiny
    2018-10-21 01:09

    As a novelist, I strive for the talent Tami Hoag displays in this book. She tells the story so skill-fully that you cannot put the book down from beginning to end. The characters are complex and multi-dimentional, and I loved both of them for their strengths and their weaknesses. The ending is carried through to fulfilment, and I just love this book. It is my favourite. Tami Hoag is my favourite author. She is wonderful.Comment

  • Marty
    2018-09-25 00:57

    A dear friend of mine (KEELY!) forced me to read this horrid book years ago... and I still haven't thought up an appropriate punishment.

  • Vfields Don't touch my happy!
    2018-10-17 00:55

    Eighteen years ago I put A Thin Dark Line by Tami Haog on my shelf at home and I'm just picking it up. It is an excellent atmospheric murder mystery set in deep Louisiana. The characters are sharply written. Everyone's emotions are palpable and the action is spot on. The protagonist is Annie Broussard, who's full of piss n' vinegar and honest to her beliefs, living around people who love her and others who turn on her without a second thought. Detective Nick Fourcade is a classic bad boy with morals...and hot to boot. I can't say enough about the story but I don't want to give anything away. I will say this kind of book is the reason why people should read murder mysteries.

  • Alex
    2018-10-15 05:00

    I've read a few Tami Hoag books now but this is my favorite one so far.

  • Jerry B
    2018-10-01 04:14

    Thrilling complex plot marred by ugliness, brutality, & hate...This was our first crime thriller by Tami Hoag, but we can see why she is a successful author with over a dozen novels and a loyal fan base to her credit. Assuming "Thin Dark Line", set in Cajun Louisiana, is representative of her work, she crafts a complex, intriguing story that manages to hold one's interest until a suspenseful, twisty climax! In this tale, cops and potential perpetrators exchange roles so often one almost needs a scorecard to track the characters and who's out to get whom. Deputy Annie Broussard, for sure the heroine, is working secretly on her own to solve the murder of Pam Bichon, ostensibly killed in a brutal slaying at the hands of stalker Marcus Renard. After Renard gets off in court on a technicality, Detective Nick Fourcade nearly beats him to death, until Annie breaks it up and has to arrest her fellow officer for assault -- a step that severely alienates her with her already bigoted male colleagues. After both several more rape/murders, as well as numerous attacks on Annie, we don't know whether it's Renard, Fourcade, Bichon's husband, a copycat, or any number of suspicious cops (especially the womanizer Stokes) who may be the real bad guy. Whodunit is indeed a surprise, but only after Fourcade and Annie hookup, and work (and sleep!) together all book long chasing clues and red herrings alike. We might have rated this book quite higher except for two gripes. Number one, the violence and ugliness, including obscenities and vulgarity, are really over the top - so ubiquitous in a book this long (just shy of 600 pages) it almost kept us from proceeding. Second, the combination of both man-hating on the part of virtually every woman character, and gender bashing by all the men on Annie, became so tiresome and offensive, we nearly quit on that score as well. Surely there's no place left in America where such overt and violent discrimination and harassment can occur with no one willing to step up and deal with it -- let's hope so anyway. So all in all, a fine story along the lines of Patterson and Sandford's best work, but the entertainment value suffers to our taste from excessive vicious elements. Maybe the author herself crossed the "Dark Line" a few times during the word-craft!

  • Delta
    2018-09-26 03:15

    3.5 starsA Thin Dark Line was very slow getting to the action at the end, but I liked the vivid imagery and the sordid supporting characters (the heroine's cop co-workers). The bulk of story is spent in the detailed misdirection of suspicion to the various stalking/murder suspects. There was also very little time spent on the romance.The overall tone of A Thin Dark Line was dark, and even the hero is more of an anti-hero who makes some self-righteous, relative moral judgments that impact others. A couple of the villainous characters also have white-hat moments (however brief) and formative events that made them the way they are elicit some sympathy. I do like it when the characters are complex--not just a simple white hatted hero and black hatted villain. The pace of the story dragged the rating down; however, the world building, imagery, and character development are high quality. If you are looking for a fast paced, suspenseful thriller, this story is not it. If you would like to meander awhile in the vividly murky world of a small Louisiana community acting on fear and suspicion while a rapist and murderer is among them, then you may enjoy A Thin Dark Line.

  • Patrice Hoffman
    2018-10-03 01:56

    The ending was bitter/sweet for me. I won't go into specifics but I didn't think so much blood would be shed. I enjoyed this book because it was more of a suspense book than a romance book. Having the love/hate relationship I have with Romantic suspense made me a little skeptical... but all's well. I spent the last two weeks reading every Hoag book I have in my collection and I have to say this one ranks high on the list of the ones I enjoyed. Her writing is very fluid and I love the picture she paints of rural swamps outside of New Orleans. Makes me want to see the scenery from the comfort of my own living room where I know there won't be any aligators or snakes on my trail.

  • Jennifer
    2018-09-26 06:16

    Loved the suspense.

  • Deana M
    2018-10-11 05:13

    At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book. It started introducing so many characters that I had a hard time following, but maybe around page 50 or so, it got better. Pam Bichon is a wife and mother who was murdered in the most gruesome way possible. Marcus Renard was arrested for the murder. He was stalking her, leaving her gifts, and taking her rejection as just a put-off because she was still married but in the process of getting a divorce. Nick Fourcade is the lead detective on the Bichon case and has claimed Renard's guilt from the very beginning. Annie Broussard is a deputy and is the one who found the body of Pam in a deserted house along the bayou. Because of her low man status in the police department, she has nothing further to do with the case. When Renard is released due to not enough evidence, everyone in town wants to make him pay for what he supposedly did to Pam. Nick takes it to the next level and makes it personal and Annie comes along as he is beating Renard bloody. She arrests him and the entire dept. turns on her because she turned on one of their own. Annie stands by the law and will stop at nothing to finding who killed Pam Bichon. With a series of rapes that occur after Renard is released, it looks like they definitely let a killer loose. Annie and Nick come to an understanding and work the case together even though he has been suspended until his hearing. With Annie being in the sights of a killer, this story will lead you down several paths where you believe the killer will be. The ending is truly a shock and is a must read for Tami Hoag fans!

  • Maureen Casey
    2018-09-30 01:11

    This book is a Tami Hoag classic- full of deep and dark characters, suspenseful twists and turns, and a sexy bayou backdrop. By the end of the book, the reader is a half-step ahead of the main character in fingering the killer- and practically yelling at Annie "NO DON'T DO THAT!!!" - which I think is the mark of a successful suspense novel. Another review I read said this book is boring and predictable, but I don't think that is at all true- you SHOULD be able to figure out a book before the very end, or you get the "Murder she Wrote" or "Scooby Doo" effect- that is, some random new unpredictable character shows up at the end as the killer- which obviously the reader could not predict a previously unknown killer. I had a creative writing professor in college that described true surprise endings as the cheapest trick in fiction writing- and he was dead-on. (haha...)Ranting aside, this is one of Tami Hoag's better novels and a good mystery/suspense novel, perfect for a plane or vacation read.

  • Jerilyn
    2018-09-27 01:18

    Apparently this book is several into a series, but I didn't feel as if reading the other books were mandatory to read this book. It worked well as a stand-alone. Interesting story set in back water Louisiana. The protagonist is a female sheriff's deputy trying to solve the mystery of the murder of a woman whose body she found. She is the only female patrol deputy in her department, and when things go sideways for her, her male counterparts behave like children. The only complaint I have about this book is that the antics of the male deputies got old really, really quick. Definite sexism and chauvinism raging wildly throughout and I got tired of it. But the overall mystery is good, the plot moves with no gaps and it's a definite who-done-it. I listened to the audiobook.

  • Paulette
    2018-09-28 03:05

    I forgot how fantastic a suspense writer Tami Hoag is until I picked up A THIN DARK LINE. Set in southern Louisiana, this book deals with creepy killers, corrupt policemen, a dark mysterious hero in a cop who is suspended from the force after attempting to beat to death a man acquitted of a most heinous murder, AND a female cop determined to stick to her ideals despite all odds in trying to find a killer AND fighting a male-dominated, sexist police force at the same time. You will find this book VERY hard to put down. As Stokes, one of the more unlikable cops in this book, would say, if I'm lyin', I'm dyin'.

  • LJ
    2018-10-10 07:08

    A THIN DARK LINE - VGHoag, Tami - standaloneSet in Bayou, the novel centres around a mission to nail a killer who walked free because of a technicality. On his trail, the cop whose mistake cost him the case, and his deputy, Annie Broussard, leading Nick Fourcade into an obsessive search for justice and truth, and Annie in to a dilemma where she must defend or accuse him.I always enjoy Hoag and particularly like her books set in Bayou country. She writes great sexy men and strong women, add attraction, threat, suspense and you've a great read. CAUTION: there is some mutilation of animals.

  • Kristin
    2018-10-09 06:57

    Terrible. Really, really terrible. It dragged a lot at the beginning and I should have just given it up then, but it does pick up a bit about halfway through so I stuck with it. I figured out the who-done-it part pretty easily, but I kept hoping against hope that the main character wasn't going to end up with a psychotic maniac who abuses his authority and uses vicious brutality to get what he wants. There was absolutely nothing redeeming about him, but of course she ends up with him. My eyes rolled so much while reading the last few chapters I was afraid they might actually freeze that way.

  • Anita
    2018-10-11 01:23

    Nick is kicked off the case and uses Annie as his in to the ongoing investigation. Annie is the only woman on the force and is not in good graces with the good ole boys club. They resent her and lust after her. Nick and Annie can really turn up the heat between the sheets and each has demons to fight. This is a really good book and I did not see the ending coming - always makes a great book for me. Did not like how Annie gets treated in some parts of the book.

  • Laura
    2018-09-28 03:57

    Small-town crime? Check. Workplace drama? Check. Quirky local color moments? Check. Simultaneous sexism *and* sexual tension on the job? I guess so, but HR's gonna get a call.

  • Roxann
    2018-10-14 08:55

    A great 'who-done it' book. Wonderfully written. I was nearly done with the book before I figured out who did it.

  • Julie
    2018-10-02 09:20

    Another great read by Tami Hoag....now, on to the next one, can't wait!