Book Reviews of A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4)

A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4)
A Thin Dark Line - Doucet, Bk 4
Author: Tami Hoag
ISBN-13: 9780553099607
ISBN-10: 0553099604
Publication Date: 3/3/1997
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 93

4.1 stars, based on 93 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Hardcover
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

50 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This was an excellent book! The only problem was....It was too long to finish in one night! In Thin Dark Line, Tami Hoag draws the reader into a horrible crime spree with so many suspects and weirdos and ends with a couple of Bizarre twists! This one is a page turner, one of Hoag's best!
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 939 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Hoag's killer/cop tangos are always intricately plotted, pulse-pounding exciting, and wind up with a punch the reader never sees coming. This one, set in Louisiana's bayou contry, is definitely up to par.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 1076 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
too many plot twists, too gorrey
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 21 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Suspense at its finest! I couldn't put it down! This is the first book that actually gave me chills...I actually had dreams about this one! One of her best "thriller" works. Not a lot of sex scenes (as some of her other books) but it was really about the crime(s). Broussard's character is tough and sassy - just as I like female leads to be. This was my second time reading it, but I still rushed through it, not able to put it down. Superb!
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is a super thriller with twists and turns you never expect. I'm going to be reading more Tami Hoag.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 73 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This was another great read from a great (new) author for me!!
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 683 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A very diffcult book to put down. You are kept on the edge of suspence until the final sentence. A must book for all readers of suspence.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Tami Hoag is always good for a thrilling ride and this one doesn't disappoint. Good pacing and exciting to read.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 28 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
great suspense thriller keeps you on the edge of your seat!
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 41 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I couldn't put it down! A great read!
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 242 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Tami Hoag's book is basically about an alleged serial killer, Martin, who is released on a technicality. The cop, Fourcade, who got the evidence against Martin is accused of planting evidence. There's no basis for this which could make for a dubious plot from the beginning. But the author's storytelling skills overshadow this point. It's a thrilling story, real mystery, and has two very interesting major characters, Fourcade and Annie, another cop determined to see justice done. Fourcade especially is truly an original character. While he is willing to bend the law a little (though he didn't plant any evidence), Annie goes by the letter of the law. With these 2 clashing, brutal unsolved murders and threats made upon Annie;s life, the story is riveting. Throw in an atmospheric Louisiana setting and the stereotypical minor characters and you have one hard to put down thriller.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 185 more book reviews
Louisiana who dunit - a neat glossery of cajun french translations - fun 590 page read -
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 99 more book reviews
Plenty of plot twists and turns, all set in the steamy bayou. Great read.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 19 more book reviews
very good suspense by hoag, if you liked night sins, guilty as sin, this is similar
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on
I thought that this book was great! However, I think all Tami Hoag books are great.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 39 more book reviews
I read this one so long ago I don't remember it! To quote a review" Tami Hoag writes the kind of can't-put-it down suspense that keeps you on edge to the final sentence" Takes place in Louisiana
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 27 more book reviews
I always like Tami Hoag's books, and this one is up to her usual standards.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 3 more book reviews
Learned so much about Louisiana culture, and way of life. Couldn't put it down.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 298 more book reviews
love her books.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 159 more book reviews
Vigilantism can be swift and lethal, but it does not always carry the banner of justice. For Deputy Sheriff Annie Broussard, an attempt to honor the law traps her between the prime suspect in a vicious crime and her own colleagues on the force. And she's unsure which side, if either, is to be trusted. Set in the bayou country of Louisiana, A Thin Dark Line explores dark psychological territory while weaving through a complex plot rife with sordid characters and unlikely heroes.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 907 more book reviews
A great read.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 31 more book reviews
This is probably my favorite of Hoag's thrillers, I must have read it over at least three times! It's a suspenseful story with two great lead characters.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 16 more book reviews
Terror stalks the streets of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana. A suspected murderer is free on a technicality, and the cop acused of planting evidence against him is ordered of 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.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 11 more book reviews
A thriller/suspense book with romance too. It has enough romance to keep the "Romance" fans reading & not too much to have the Mystery buffs running away. I found just enough of both genres to keep me glued to the pages. Tami Hoag is definitely an author worth reading.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 5 more book reviews
Interesting mystery. A good read.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 459 more book reviews
FROM THE PUBLISHER
Pamela Bichon's killer is free, the case against him dismissed on a technicality. In the eyes of the law it doesn't matter that the prosecutor's key piece of evidence proves Marcus Renard's guilt beyond a shadow of a doubt. All that matters is that the evidence was never listed on a search warrant and it was seized by a detective with a questionable past and a nasty reputation. But the investigation isn't over - not for Cajun cop Nick Fourcade, who stands accused of planting the evidence. He's stepped over the line before and this case could push him over the edge. Deputy Annie Broussard can't walk away from the homicide either. She found the body. But pursuing the investigation will mean forming an uneasy alliance with Fourcade, a man she doesn't trust. It will mean subjecting herself to growing harassment from her fellow cops. And it will mean letting herself be drawn into the confidence of a suspected killer.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 1327 more book reviews
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.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 165 more book reviews
Can't put it down suspense. A suspected murderer is free on a technicality in Louisiana, and the cop accused of planting evidence against him is ordered off the case, but he 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 and wants justice.
The search for the truth has begun......
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 153 more book reviews
Terror stalks the streets of Bayor Breaux, LA. 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.
I couldn't put it down!!!!!!!!!!!!
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 534 more book reviews
Vigilantism can be swift and lethal, but it does not always carry the banner of justice. For Deputy Sheriff Annie Broussard, an attempt to honor the law traps her between the prime suspect in a vicious crime and her own colleagues on the force. And she's unsure which side, if either, is to be trusted. Set in the bayou country of Louisiana, A Thin Dark Line explores dark psychological territory while weaving through a complex plot rife with sordid characters and unlikely heroes. As the author of Night Sins and Guilty as Sin, Tami Hoag lives up to her reputation as a master of suspense.
AMAZON.COM REVIEW
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 25 more book reviews
Third book I read by Hoag. One of three favorites. WOW this one was good!
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 518 more book reviews
when a sadistic act of violence leaves a woman dead... when a tainted piece of evidence lets her killer walk... how far would you go to see justice done?
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 243 more book reviews
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'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...

Good story
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 517 more book reviews
a book of murder and suspense inthe Bayou Breaux, Louisiana. Very good book
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 261 more book reviews
The third of Hoag's Louisiana Bayou books- follows "Lucky's Lady" and "Cry Wolf.." (If you plan on reading "Cry Wolf," read it first as the killer is revealed in "A Thin Dark Line.") Hoag is a great mystery writer- keeps you guessing up until the end of this almost 600 page book. She writes well, throws in some romance and draws her readers in. Detective Nick Fourcade is ordered off a stalker/murder case and turns to Deputy Annie Broussard for help. Recommended.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 36 more book reviews
Great book. I love the way Tami Hoag does suspense - not gory, just a page turner.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 14 more book reviews
"Terror stalks the street 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...."
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 40 more book reviews
I enjoyed this book soo much I got to the end and forgot 1/2 of what I just read,I guess I read it too fast, so I had to go read it again than I got it.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 21 more book reviews
What a twisted plot. Loved it.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 9 more book reviews
Terror stalks the streets of Baylou Breaux, Louisana. A suspected murder 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 steeped over the line before. This case threatens to push him over the edge.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 57 more book reviews
terror stalks the streets of Bayou Breaux,LA. 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...or will it?
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 4 more book reviews
Excellent
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 3 more book reviews
Murder, mystery, romance . . . what's not to like?
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 115 more book reviews
When a sadistic act of violence leaves a woman dead...
When a tainted piece of evidence lets her killer walk...
How far would you go to see justice done?
terrifying thriller as chilling as Night Sins, as nerve-shattering as
Guilty as Sin. When murder erupts in a small Southern town, Tami Hoag leads readers on a frightening journey to the shadowy boundary between attraction and obsession, law and justice--and exposes the rage that lures people over...
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 92 more book reviews
Terror stalks the streets of Bayou Breaux, LA A suspected murderer is free on a technicality and a cop accused of planting evidence against him is ordered off the case.
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 31 more book reviews
Book Cover:

Terror stalks the streets of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana. A suspected murderer is free on a technicality, and the copy 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 . . . .
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 7 more book reviews
no tears or loose pages. no writing. cover intact!
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 47 more book reviews
very exciting, love tami hoag
reviewed A Thin Dark Line (Doucet, Bk 4) on + 248 more book reviews
When a sadistic act of violence leaves a woman dead..when a tainted piece of evidence lets her killer walk... How far would you go to see justice done?