by Tami Hoag
3.8 of 5.0 stars
Another great suspense read from Tami Hoag. The plot was well thought out and the characters were good too.
My only complaints, and remember, I gave the book an very good 3.8 of 5 stars...
I found myself getting annoyed with the main character, Lauren, because she kept telling us what she should do and she was very repetitive about this. She told us so many times she was a horrible mom to her remaining daughter and by the end I think I was like, Yes, you are. And that was a constant.
The other is the "coincidences" that are contrived to make the story work. I mean, in the end, everyone is put in their place obviously by the author intentionally. But for me, there didn't need to be so many connections behind the scenes.
The suspects turned out to be horrible people (of course) and their story lines were not satisfying to me. I wanted more. Or maybe I wanted revenge.
There were also loose ends (to me), the daughter cutting and no one following up on this and other very small things that stuck in my mind that felt unexplained.
I enjoyed the other Oak Knoll book I read in the series and I will most likely look to read the other next.
Tami Hoag is an excellent author. There are always parts of the book that I'm actually scared to read. The ending of this book, the last 30 pages or so, are incredibly suspenseful. To the point I had to skip ahead fearing for characters as I read with terror! Most authors cannot evoke this sort of reaction, great writing!
about the author from Goodreads.com:
Born in Cresco, Iowa, The United States
Genre Romance, Mystery & Thrillers
Tami Hoag is the #1 internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books published in more than thirty languages worldwide, including her latest thrillers--BITTER SEASON, COLD COLD HEART and THE 9TH GIRL. Renowned for combining thrilling plots with character-driven suspense, Hoag first hit the New York Times Bestseller list with NIGHT SINS, and each of her books since has been a bestseller.
She leads a double life in Palm Beach County, Florida where she is also known as a top competitive equestrian in the Olympic discipline of dressage. Other interests include the study of psychology, and mixed martial arts fighting.
Visit her at www.tamihoag.com, Facebook.com/TamiHoag and on Twitter @TamiHoag