Book Reviews of Night Sins

Night Sins
Night Sins
Author: Tami Hoag
ISBN-13: 9780752803531
ISBN-10: 0752803530
Publication Date: 10/7/1996
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Orion Pub Co
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
Every time you are convinced you know "who dunnit" you change your mind. This book has lots of twist and turns and you can't put it down.
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Helpful Score: 3
Great romantic mystery about the abduction of a young boy from a small town and the repercussions to all involved.
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this book was great,very suspenseful all the way through until the ending which left me feeling like there should be more! I was only dissapointed when it came to the end so I was left perplexed.
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Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoyed the book. I like Tami Hoag as an author! It had my attention the whole time but, I was really disappointed at the end!
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Excellent read, very suspensful with a little bit of romance that I have to have!!! This is a story of a kidnapping in a small town in Minnesota where things like this just don't happen. It was hard to put down and when it ended I couldn't help but be a little disappointed at all the stories left untold. To my great pleasure she continues this story in "Guily as Sin" which is also in my bookshelf. Check them out!!!!
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Hands down, my favorite Hoag! I read this in two days, first book by Tami Hoag I ever read. I could not put it down. I became a VERY big fan!!
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I had trouble putting this one down, but please note that at the end of the book, you will be left hanging, make sure you have Guilty As Sin on hand as it is a continuation of this book.

I had trouble putting this one down, and now my husband is reading it and he doesnt usually read during the day, but he has been reading all day yesterday and today. Its that good!

A classic who done it, keeps you guessing!
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Great Reading...errie
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a nice book to pass the time...
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Excellent book.
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Very good book. Tami Hoag is always a author that keeps the pages turning.
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Tami is always good.
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GREAT book to read.. keeps you turning pages to the very end...
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This is a good book.
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Wonderful writer, page turner !
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John Saul said of Tami Hoag's writing, "Tami Hoag writes the kind of can't-put-it-down suspense that keeps you on edge to the final sentence." I have liked other Hoag books I've read, and this one did not disappoint me.
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I enjoyed this book so much that she is now 1 of my favorite authors.
I am looking for the 1 after this "Guilty as sin"
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Another great book. Tami Hoag is one of my favorites
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Great book. A young boy disappears and the investigator is on her first big case.
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crime is something that does not happen in this small town
a young boy dissappears
This was a thrilling story and i could not put it down
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Tami Hoag captures your interest from the beginning and holds it 'til the very last page. This is by far one of the best books I've read in a long time. She is quickly becoming a favorite author.
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First Tami Hoag book I've read. It was a tough read in some places, but the plot was interesting enough to keep me going.
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Tami Hoag is in my top 5 favorite Romantic Suspense authors. She never disappoints and this one is no different
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This book was hard to put down. I ran out the next day and bought the next one. Wonderful mystery. Never guested who it was. Love Tami Hoag. Recommend to all.
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Suspense throughout and hope as well. From start to finish I was anxious to return to the pages. Was hoping for a closing final chapter but looks like this is the lead-in for the next novel.. Never boring.
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At first the book annoyed me with all the woman struggle speach, but the book was well written, and made you care and tugged some emotional strings. The ending left you hanging in a way, because there is a sequal. Even with that, I would highly reccomend reading.
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Tami Hoag is an excellent writer. Don't miss reading any of her books!!
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Excellent mystery, very hard to figure out!
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This is the first of a two book series. Guilty as Sin is the second.
Both are a must read for the full story.
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One of her best
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A good murder mystery.
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Tami Hoag writes the kind of cant-put-it-down suspense that keeps u always on edge to the final sentence. A young boy disappears in a quiet Minn. town.No witnesses or clues only a noteA hunt for a mad man
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my first book by Tami Hoag and I liked it. the audio was good to listen to. the reader reads it fast, but it was a good story line, one you could relate to. abridged - 2 tapes
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another fascinating complex mystery from a prolific author=disappearance of a young boy from after-school program on a cold Minnesota night..recommended.
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A good suspense ffeaturing female investigator.
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Tami Hoag writes terrific mysteries that keep you turning the pages until the early morning hours. Night Sins takes place in a small Minnesota town where crime doesn't happen....until a young boy disappears. Megan O'Malley is out to prove herself as the first woman field agent for the BCA [Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension] and she faces a town full of good-old boy law enforcement officers who don't take her seriously, except for chief of police, Mitch Holt, who takes her very seriously; only not the way she wants him to. As the search for Josh continues, secrets are revealed, passions are kindled and Mitch and Megan both have to face their pasts and deal with them. A very engrossing read.
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overall a good read
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Eight-year-old Josh Kirkwood is abducted outside the hockey arena where he has finished practice. Only one clue is left, a note that talks of ignorance and sin. Josh's parents, Dr. Hannah Garrison and Paul Kirkwood are inconsolable. Dr. Hannah Garrison was to have picked Josh up after hockey but she was detained at the hospital due to an emergency.

Megan O'Malley, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Investigator and Mitch Holt, Chief of Police for the town of Deer Lake, Minnesota set out to investigate Josh's disappearance. The kidnapper leaves two more clues but there's no break in the case.

Tami Hoag does a fine job in building this first of a two-part story. Go on to Guilty As Sin for the full story. Night Sins and Guilty As Sin together make an excellent story that you won't want to put down.
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Tami Hoag keeps you reading into the night. Do not pick up this book until you have time to read it through. It will keep you guessing up to the end.
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I have always like Tami Hoag, her stories are very well written. They are full of suspense and wonderful characters.

Night Sins did not disappoint expect for the ending. I was not very happy, but I can see why she wrote a sequal. I will try to read that also.
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not a real big fan of tami untill this book night sins grab me from the start i could not put it down! great read
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Suspenseful and quick read.
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Tami Hoag mixes a little suspense, mystery, romance. This is a typical book of hers, and quite good.
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Great book but the ending doesn't resolve the plot.
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Suspense through out the book..How difficult life and work is.. Sharing the bad and the good times.And who done it??? Now I have to read Guilty as Sin
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Very, very thrilling. Reads so easily I was surprised how quickly I read it. But it is very satisfying.
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The version of the book I listened to on CD was abridged, which left holes in the ending of the story. However, I found the storyline to be weak, so I won't bother reading the whole book just to pick up the missing pieces. It seems to me that the story revolved more around the main characters than the crime and the solving of said crime. Not at all what I like in my mystery novels. If I want romance, I'll read a romance novel. I want mystery, suspense, and something to keep me on the edge of my seat. Too bad, as the story itself had possibilities. I would, however, recommend this book to someone who likes mysteries, but doesn't like violence, graphic scenes, or fast-paced action.
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The book was okay to listen to but not to read in my opinion.
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Great suspense novel - I enjoyed it.
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Fiction, tough-minded investigator on her first, make-or-break case, local cop, small town...hunting a madman
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Hoag's books are full of suspense and romance. This one is no different! A young boy disappears....an investigator on her first case....a local cop fears a serial killer lurks in his town...together they hunt this madman and are drawn to each other.
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GREAT BOOK!!!!
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Good read!
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If you've never read this author and like murder mysteries with a hint of romance, then you need to read Tami Hoag!
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excellent!
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This book starts out fast and never stops the chilling ride until the very climax. Definitely a winner.

A peaceful Minnesota town, where crime is something that just doesn't happen, is about to face its worst mightmare.

A young boy disappears. there are no witnesses, no clues - only a note, cleverly taunting, casually cruel. has a cold-blooded kidnapper struck? Or is this the reawakening of a long-quiet serial killer?

A tough minded investigator on her first, make-or-break case...A local cop who fears that big city evilss have come to stalk his small-town home...Together thye are hunting for a madman who knows no bounds, to protect a town that may never feel safe again.
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Couldn't put it down, has a sequel too!
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Another great Tami Hoag thriller. Couldn't put it down!
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I liked it , It is a well thought out plot
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Can't put down suspense. Bestseller.
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night sins keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering who did it through the whole book,found myself staying up trying to get to the end.
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I just discovered Tami Hoag last year through a friend who knows her. I race through her books as they're impossible to put down. If you like mystery/suspense this one will do it!
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This is an interesting story, but I found it too depressing at times. It seems that the secret lives of many in this small town are sad and dismal. Even though I enjoyed the first part of this story (it's continued in Hoag's book Guilty as Sin), I don't plan on reading the second part for a while. While reading Night Sins I found myself wondering if anyone in this small town had a normal, happy life.

As one reviewer said "the leads all have sordid pasts" and it seems as if the only happy, innocent person in the story is abducted.

Library Journal Review:

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 multi-jurisdictional 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.
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Pretty interesting, as far as mysterys go
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THIS IS ONE GREAT THRILLER FULL OF SUSPENSE
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A peaceful Minnesota town, where crime is something that just doesn't happen, is about to face the worse nightmare/ A young boy disappears. There are no witnesses, no clues-only a note, cleverly taunting, casually cruel. Has a cold blooded kidnapper struck? Or is this the reawakening of a long-quiet serial killer?

A tough-minded investigator on her firts, 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.

I could not put this book down! A+
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I completely loved this book and I reccomend it to anyone.
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Love anything by Hoag...
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Normally Hoag either has me from page 1 or doesn't catch my attention at all. This was a case of the latter.

Good character development, good dialog, good settings although the focus on the landscape was tedious after a while.

The ending was a yawn, who wants to read a second book just to wrap up the first book, ESPECIALLY when there is NO mention on the cover that this is book 1 of 2. Irritating. I like my stories to have real endings instead of insinuations.

At this point I'll try Guilty as Sin and see how this ends. 540 page investment in this story.
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This is a good read. Cant put it down until you know the ending.
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Have to read Guilty as Sin to get the full impact of this novel in the course of events.
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Good read!
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Excellent suspense! Couldn't put it down.
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Great Read
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I don't read many mysteries, but this one was full of suspense. I read it in one day (dinner was late!) and have already ordered the sequel through PBS! A good "what will happen next?" summer read.
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Really good book; keeps you turning pages!
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Definitely a romantic mystery. Writing wasn't as tight and well-paced as Hoag's others, IMO. Story line was intriguing and I will read Guilty as Sin for the rest of the story.
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A chilling book about the murder of a young boy. From the prologue:
"They found the body today. Not nearly as soon as we expected. Obviously we gave them too much credit. The police are not as smart as we are. No one is. We stood on the sidewalk and watched...We stood on the sidewalk as the ambulance came with it's light flashing, and more police cars came, and the cars of people from around town. We stood in the crowd but no one saw us, no one looked at us. They thought we were beneath their notice, unimportant..."
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Another great read
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I thought this book was leaning a bit to heavily on the romance side. The small amount of action comes at the end with no satisfaction. I am currently reading Guilty as Sin in hopes of a good resolution.
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A page turner........couldn't put it down .....finished it last night late.......must read before reading Guilty as Sin.....unfortunately I read the sequel first and now have to read it again....
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Another one that I was unable to put down and it makes you fear that this could happen to anyone.
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Excellent book. Read it within just a few days. Well done.
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A peaceful MN town, where crime is something that just doesn't happen, is about to face its worst nightmare. A young boy disappears. There are no witnesses, no clues-only a note, cleverly taunting, casually cruel. Has a cold-blooded kidnapper struck? OR is this the reawakening of a long quiet serial killer?
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In a peaceful Minnesota town, a young boy disappears. There are no witnesses, no clues, just a taunting note. A tough minded investigator on her first make-or-break case and a seasoned local cop work together to catch a madman who knows no bounds and try to protect a town that may never feel safe again. [paraphrased from the back cover]
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In a peaceful Minnesota town a young boy disappears. No witnesses, no clues--only a note cleverly taunting, casually cruel. A tough-minded investigator on her first case--a local cop who fears that big city evils have come to his small town--working together they are hunting for a madman who knows no bounds, to protect a town that may never feel safe again.
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A peaceful Minnesota town, where crime is something that just doesn't happen, is about to face its worst nightmare. A young boy disappears. There are no witnesses, no clues only a note, cleverly taunting, casually cruel. Has a cold-blooded kidnapper struck?
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A peaceful Minnesota town, where crime is something that just doesn't happen. A young boy disappears. There are no witnesses, no clues - only a note, cleverly taunting, caually cruel. A mystery the will not let you put the book down.
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Another hit by Tami. Really intense mystery to find a kidnapped boy. The authorities are taunted by the kidnapper and time is running out. The boys parent marriage was falling apart before and the situation doesn't get much better. I found the end a little disappointing.
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Really enjoyed this book. Thought it was the best in the series.
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A peaceful Minnesota town, where crime is something that just doesn't happen, is about to face its worst nightmare. A young boy disappears. There are no witnesses, no clues - only a note, cleverly taunting, casually cruel. Has a cold-blooded kidnapper struck? Or is this the reawakening of a long-quiet serial killer?

A tough-minded investigator on her first, make-or-break case.... A local cop who fears the big city evils have come to stalk his small-town home...Together they are hunting for a mdman who knows no bounds, to protect a town that may never feel safe again.
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A peaceful Minnesota town, where crime is something that just doesn't heppen, is about to face its worst nightmare. A young boy disappears. There are no witnesses, no clues-only a note, cleverly taunting, casually cruel. Has a cold-blooded kidnapper struck? Or is this the reawakening of a long-quiet serial killer? 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.
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From Publishers Weekly: "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.

From Library Journal "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. --
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Just started it....give me another month. I read in bed and finish a book once a month.
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A peaceful Minnesota town, where crime is something that just dosen't happen, is about to face its worse nightmare. A young boy disappears. There are no witnesses, no clues-only a note, cleverly taunting, casually cruel. Has a cold-blooded kidnapper struck? Or is this the reawakenig of a long-quiet serial killer?...A tough-minded ivestigator 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 bound, to protect a town that may never feel safe again.
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Apeaceful Minnesota town where crime is something that just doesnt happen is about to face its worst nightmare a young boy disappears there are no witnesses no clues only a note cleverly taunting casually cruel has a cold blooded kidnapper struck? or is this the reawaking of a long quit serial killer. 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 toghether they are hunting for a madman who knows no bounds to protect a town aht may never feel safe again.
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A peaceful Minn town where crime just doesn't happen, and then it has to face it's worst nightmare. A young boy disappears, and the mystery begins. Keep you coming back .
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Starts fast and doesn't let up until the end.

A peaceful Minnesota town, where crime is something that just doesn't happen, is about to face its worst nightmare. A young boy disappears. There are no witnesses, no clues-only a note, cleverly taunting, casually cruel. Has a cold-blooded kidnapper struck? Or is this the reawakening of a long-quiet serial killer?
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 protects a town that may never feel safe again.

I really like her books.
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Cover slightly different.
A peaceful Minnesota town, where crime is something that just doesn't happen, is about to face its worst nightmare. A young boy disappears. There are no witnesses, no clues-only a note, cleverly tauntng, casually cruel. Has a cold-blooded kidnapper struck? Or is this the reawakening of a long-quiet serial killer?
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.
Great read. Kind of slow in the beginning.
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" a tough-minded investigator on her firs, make-or-break case..."
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A peaceful Minnesota town, where crime is something that just doesn't happen, is about to face its worst nightmare. A young boy disappears. There's no witnesses, no clues--only a note, cleverly taunting, casually cruel. Has a cold-blooded kidnapper struck? Or is this the reawakening of a long-quiet serial killer?
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A peaceful Minnesota town, where crime is something that just doesn't happen, is about to face its worst nightmare. A young boy disappears. There are no witnesses, no clues-only a note, cleverly taunting, casually cruel. Has a cold-blooded kidnapper struck? Or is this the reawakening of a long-quiet serial killer?
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A peaceful Minnesota town.. a young boy disappears..
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I have not read this book.