Book Reviews of Guilty as Sin (Deer Lake, Bk 2)

Guilty as Sin (Deer Lake, Bk 2)
Guilty as Sin - Deer Lake, Bk 2
Author: Tami Hoag
ISBN-13: 9780553564525
ISBN-10: 0553564528
Publication Date: 1/1/1997
Pages: 624
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 510 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
I enjoy the characters in all of her books, she's able to write strong women without making them over masculine & tough men with great personality. She's very good at creating twists & turns that keep you guessing everytime you turn the page. Not as good as Ashes to Ashes or Dust to Dust, but worth checking out.
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Helpful Score: 3
a chilling study of evil that holds the reader until the shocking surprise ending.
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Helpful Score: 3
Tami Hoag has the gift of grasping the reader and holding us hostage, like many of her charcters are held, of course the hold she has on us is a pleasure.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great legal thriller.
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Awesome follow up to "Night Sins". I answered alot of unanswered questions. Tami keeps you guessing and second guessing yourself. I think it would be hard to follow if you didn't read Night Sins first.
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Helpful Score: 2
A solid Tami Hoag thriller-don't read at home alone at night :)
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Set in a Minnesota town there is a cold blooded kidnapper playing a twisted game with the police and the towns prosecutor. A novel that has as many twist and turns as a roller coaster. A definite keep you guessing kind of mystery.
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Great intense story. Lots of suspense. Sequel to Night Sins.
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A good mystery.
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this is a fantastic mystery!
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Scary, well-written, a great follow-up to Night Sins. The romance in this one is way better than the first book. Jay Brooks, a Southern crime writer falls for the district attorney prosecuting Dr. Garrett Wright, who has been arrested and stands trial for a heinous mind-torture kidnapping of a little boy. Ellen has her work cut out for her, and romance is the last thing on her mind as she and her team work with what they think is rock-solid evidence against one of the most slimy and sinister criminals out there. Something no one else seems to see.
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A chilling study of evil that holds the reader until the shocking ending."
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Great, suspenseful book.
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a cold blooded kidnapper has been playing a twisted gam in a minnesota town. Now a respected member of the community stands accused of a chilling act of evil. But when a second boy disappears.....is the nightmare continuing or just beginning.


Accomplished and scary. Hoag has written romance for years(yuck) but now has changed her tune and i love her new song.
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Excellent read! I loved the characters and tension.
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I found this book much more interesting than "night sins." The story incorporates all of the good parts from the first book while adding a whole new set of characters for the second.
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This book took me a while to really get into. I kept having the feeling that I had read this book before. I think it was because I have read a few of her other books. I finally came to the conclusion that it was a sequel to another book. If it would have given some background information in the beginning, I wouldn't have been questioning things as I read on.
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I absolutely loved this book!
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SUSPENSE FROM PAGE ONE YOU CANT PUT IT DOWN
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Tami Hoag is a great writer and she doesn't fail in this book either. I love her surprise endings.
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Absolutely a wonderful book...
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This is a really good sequel to Night Sins. I recommend this page-turner to all Tami Hoag fans; I don't think you will be disappointed.
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Sequel to "Night Sins" but the main character switches to Prosecutor Ellen North.
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I was hooked immediately and it became an obsession to get to the end! I've read just about all of Hoag's books and this one doesn't disappoint. I had an idea of who the shady character(s) were, but I was still shocked how it all played out. I did feel some things were left unanswered, but I guess it was to be expected...leaving questions for the reader to ponder/decipher and come up with our own answers, maybe?
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READ "NIGHT SINS" FIRST!!!

I am a newcomer to Hoag's writing, but I really enjoy it. Fast-paced, character driven and entertaining to read, this story in particular is a winding path of twists and turns and you never really know who to suspect until the ending. At least, I didn't.

One thing that I did NOT know about this book before I read it - it is actually the 2nd in a sequence. I'm not sure if it is an entire series, but the book to read FIRST is "Night Sins," also by Hoag, of course. After reading most of "Guilty as Sin," I came back on PBS to find another Hoag book and realized that the characters in "Night Sins" matched those in "Guilty as Sin." It made a lot more sense to me that the action was sort of in progress already in "Guilty" since "Sins" precedes it.

Now that I am about 1/3 of the way through "Night Sins," and thoroughly enjoying it, I realize that I would have felt a lot more with it while reading "Guilty" had I read "Night Sins" previously. Both are great reads and I highly recommend both!
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A chilling study of evil that holds the reader until the shocking surprise ending. If you like T. Hoag, you'll love this one.
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Good Book, wonderful mystery, chilling read
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Great follow up to Night Sins. I love Tami Hoag and this is one of my favorite books by her. Suspenseful, intriguing and unpredictable.
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Guilty as Sin is a page turner in the typical Tami Hoag style!
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Tami Hoag is a wonderful author of suspense - great book!
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As always, an excellent Tami Hoag mystery about a town terrorized by a murderer. A respected member of the community is accused of the crime but the town has second thoughts when another murder occurs. However, the prosecutor suspects there is an accomplice in the shadows.
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I love Tami Hoag and this one delivers everything that you would expect - good writing, strong characters, entertaining storyline and a plot that drags you in and under.
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Great book.
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The abduction of eight-year old Josh Kirkwood sent small-town Deer Lake, Minnesota, into a tailspin. Even now, after the arrest of a suspect and the return of the boy, fear maintains its grip and questions linger. What happened to Josh in the hands of his kidnapper? Why has he not spoken a word since his return, not even to name his abductor?
Assistant County Attorney Ellen North has the difficult task of prosecuting the suspect in the Josh Kirkwood abduction. Although she knew it would be a daunting task, she was not aware of the media frenzy and terror it would bring.: strange phone calls in the middle of the night and knife-etched obsentities on the car door.
Then another child is kidnapped. And suddenly Ellen is no longer sure she knows who really kidnapped Josh Kirkwood.
Great read, sequel to Night Sins. If you have read that you must read this book. Its an on the edge of your seat thriller.
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Book was okay.
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Tami Hoag is one of my favorite writers she funny and suspensful keeps you coming back for more one of the writers that make you stay up at nite to finish her books.when a respected man stands accused of a heinous crime. when a community is torn between denial and vengeance.when a whispered vioce on the telephone threatens death WHO CAN YOU TRUST >>>>>>>>>
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I found this book to be as good as the many others I have read! As I have only read so many, to me, this is one of the better stories to be enjoyed!
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Loved this book. You must also read Night Sins. The 2 books are tied together. I didn't know until the very end. Must read.
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Sequel to "Night Sins". Good mystery.
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Accomplished and scary!!!!
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Must read Night Sins to fully appreciate the impact of this novel.
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This was the first book I had read by Tami Hoag and I was immediately hooked! Read "Night Sins" first (although I didn't and it's not necessary) as it will introduce the main characters. Hoag is so skillful an author though that I didn't realize I hadn't read the prequel.
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Hold on to your seats - great.
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This book is great! A very twisted plot holds your attention to the very last page.
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Second Tami Hoag I read. Night Sins was the first. These two books together with A Thin Dark Line, made a true Hoag fan out of me. Greatest three books ever.
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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 chilling 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.
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This is a good book I will be reading more by this author for sure. Her books take you right in...
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WARNING: Make sure you read 'Night Sins' before you read this book...'Guilty As Sin' gives away all the action in 'Night Sins', thus depriving you of the enjoyment of reading another great Tami Hoag novel.
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Incredible read!
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This book will keep you captivated until the very end.
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a chilling study of evil that will hold you until the shocking surprise ending
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The ending to Night Sins. It concludes the story line quite nicely. IMO was better than Night Sins, had more action in it without being top heavy on the pins-n-needles of whodunnit.
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This was my first Tami Hoag book and I really enjoyed it! I am going to read more by this talented author!
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A must read after "Night Sins".
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A chilling study of evil that holds the reader until the shocking surprise ending!!!!
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A chilling study ofevil that holds the reader until the shocking sirprise ending.
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Pretty good, but I liked the 1st better (Night Sins). Interesting twist at the end. Abridged - 4 tapes
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Could not put it down until the end!
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Hoag's books are always good for some really horrific crimes and just regular people trying to make sense of them. The main female is perfectly plausible although the male lead character was less so. In any case a good read.
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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 chilling act of evil. But when a second boy disappears, a frightened public demands to know. Have the police caught the wrong man?

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.
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Very good book. Keeps you guessing right up to the end!
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This is such a good book. She gets me everytime.
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I enjoyed this book very much. It was a nail-biter at times and resolved well.
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suspenseful in places slow in others.
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The abduction of a small boy and arrest of an unlikely suspect sends a Minnesota town into a tailspin. As the prosecutor engages in a battle of wits with an unknown evil force, the town is torn between denial and vengeance in this taut crime novel.
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A cold blooded kidnapper has been playing a twisted game with a terrified Minnesota town. Prosecutor Ellen North believes she is building a case against a guilty man. Suddenly she finds herself swept into a contest of twisted wits, a dark game of life and death, with an evil man as guilty as sin.
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A cold-blooded kidnapper has been playing a twisted game with a terrified Minnesota town. Now a respected member of the community sits in jail, accused of a chilling act of evil. But then another boy disappears, triggering panic in tiny Deer Lake. Have the police caught the wrong man? Or is there an even more sinister mind calculating each perverse move?
Prosecutor Ellen North believes she's building a case against the right man--and that he has an accomplice in the shadows. Suddenly she's swept into their dark game, her role changed from hunter to prey. And soon she wonders if she's a match for her opponent...an evil mind as guilty as sin.

Good story
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Cold-blooded kidnapper playing a twisted game with a terrified Minnesota town, resoected nenber if the community stands accused and then a second boy disappears.
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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 chilling 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 shes 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.
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Tami is always very good.
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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.
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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 chilling 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?
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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 chilling act of evil. But when a second boy disappears, a frightened public demands to know. Have the police caught the wrong man?

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.
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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 chilling act of evil. But when a second boy disappears, a frightened public demands to know: Have the police caught the wrong man? Is this nightmare continuing...or just beginning?
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A cold blooded kidnapper has been playing a twisted game with a terrified Minnesota town. A respected member of the community stands accused but then a second boy disappears, is he the wrong man or does he have an accomplice?
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My cover is different from the one pictured. Josh Kirkwood, 8 years old, has disappeared from hockey practice. The Kirkwood's neighbor, a professor of psychology, is arrested for this evil crime. Is he "guilty as sin?"
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I have not read this book.