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Set in a pastoral Minnesota small town, Hoag's thriller has an ill-matched pair of detectives trying to trace a sadistic kidnapper.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
This well-crafted romantic suspense novel by the author of Lucky's Lady (Bantam, 1992) is a tautly written account of life in a small Minnesota town. Megan O'Malley, the first female field officer of the state's criminal investigation bureau, is forced into a close working relationship with Mitch Holt, the town's police chief, when a child goes missing. Against the background of a multijurisdictional criminal investigation, dialog and plot flow smoothly, and elements of romantic tension that serve to define the characters further are seamlessly inserted into the basic mystery/suspense theme. Current news topics, such as the presence of known pedophiles in a community and the problems of childcare in homes with two working parents, help fuel important subplots. The investigatory techniques are all presented intelligently and provide a strong framework for this gripping suspense tale. Highly recommended for current fiction collections.
Erna Chamberlain, SUNY at Binghamton
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
One of Tami Hoag's best books. never gets old, I was up till 3 AM....so don't start it at bedtime.Published 15 months ago by aprilrose0048
I enjoyed this book as it kept my attention and a good follow-up on the previous book..fast moving and entertainingPublished 19 months ago by Marie Smith
I wish I had been warned that this story was all about sex (not love). After all, I was expecting mystery or thriller from the mystery and thriller aisle. Read morePublished on Nov. 10 2003
I previously read "Ashes to Ashes" and "Dust to Dust" and was mildly entertained............characters were at least believable. Read morePublished on Aug. 2 2003 by Bill Armstrong
This was the first book I read by Tami Hoag. I think I've found another favorite author. It does drag in some areas but keep going it gets really good! Read morePublished on June 15 2003 by Maddy'smom
I have read several books by Tami Hoag, and so far this is the best. I would have been disappointed in the ending, because I don't like books or movies that "leave you... Read morePublished on June 3 2003
This was a book I couldn't put down. The main characters are kept in the dark along with the reader. Read morePublished on May 31 2003 by Elaine Johaneman
I picked up this book with few expectations but got so involved with the story that I just about freaked when I realized that the solution wasn't given! Read morePublished on May 29 2003 by Kim F.