I loved this book. Hoag can put you on the edge of your seat and keep you there. Heat, is the word that comes to mind. Heat of the bayou, heat of the grusome murders, and HEAT from the sexual tensions between the characters. It was the first Hoag book I've read and I will read others in the future.
I loved this book because I could't guess who was the killer, and I am very good at guessing the killer early in the story.
This book was excellent. Up until the end you were going back and forth as to who the killer was.
Laurel Chandler, a lawyer returning home in disgrace, meets a local man, Jack Boudreaux, also a lawyer though disbarred, and falls in love. Most of the story is Laurel's healing from a mental breakdown and dealings with Jack while all along she is determined that the last thing she needs is a relationship. Her bad childhood and his draw them together like white on rice. When the local serial killer strikes close to home, things heat up and Laurel finally gets her feet under her and gets back in the game.
UNBELIEVABLE! I honestly couldn't put it down. I started it today and other than a dinner break, read it in one shot. What a fabulous story! This is the first Tami Hoag book I've read but it certainly will not be the last. The plot was convoluted and the murders where really in the background until they hit home and then wow in your face action and suspense.
Very typical of Tami Hoag's books (or at least all that I've read), but this definitely had an edge. I do love the Cajun men and hot sex scenes, but the gruesome crimes kept me reading. I couldn't put it down. Loved the character Laura Chandler, even though I had a hard time picturing her in a "sexy" light with the silly glasses. Still, one of my favorite Hoag books.