Down the Darkest Road

Down the Darkest Road

Book - 2011/12/27
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Once upon a time I had the perfect family. I had the perfect husband. I had the perfect children. I had the perfect life in the perfect home. And then, as in all fairy tales, evil came into our lives and destroyed us.

Four years after the unsolved disappearance of her sixteen-year-old daughter, Lauren Lawton is the only one still chasing the ghosts of her perfect Santa Barbara life. The world has given her daughter up for dead. Her husband ended his own life in the aftermath. Even Lauren's younger daughter is desperate to find what's left of the childhood she hasn't been allowed to have.

Lauren knows exactly who took her oldest child, but there is not a shred of evidence against the man. Even as he stalks her family, Lauren is powerless to stop him. The Santa Barbara police are handcuffed by the very laws they are sworn to uphold. Looking for a fresh start in a town with no memories, Lauren and her younger daughter, Leah, move to idyllic Oak Knoll. But when Lauren's suspect turns up in the same city, it feels to all the world that history is about to repeat itself. Leah Lawton will soon turn sixteen, and Oak Knoll has a cunning predator on the hunt.

Sheriff's detective Tony Mendez and his team begin to close in on the suspected killer, desperate to keep the young women of their picturesque town safe. But as the investigators sift through the murky circumstances of an increasingly disturbing case, a stunning question changes everything they thought they knew. In Down the Darkest Road, #1 New York Times bestseller Tami Hoag proves again why she is one of the world's most beloved storytellers.



Baker & Taylor
1980s California FBI agent Vince Leone taps into the powers of science-based forensic techniques to unveil dark secrets and stop a killer who is terrorizing the citizens of Oak Knoll.

Baker
& Taylor

A latest entry in the series that began with Deeper Than the Dead finds 1980s California FBI agent Vince Leone tapping the powers of science-based forensic techniques to unveil dark secrets and stop a killer who is terrorizing the citizens of Oak Knoll.

Publisher: Penguin Group USA 2011/12/27
ISBN: 9780525952398
052595239X
Branch Call Number: M HOAG

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pageonthemove
Mar 23, 2017

Not as good as the first two. Vince was hardly in it at all. She (the author) also got somewhat more crude than the first two books. I don't read romance books, I don't want that crap my mystery books. Also get tired of some of her wording, IE: if the person gets hit. Then, the 'black lace' comes into their vision. ..

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trevordunfordswife
Sep 28, 2016

Not as good as the other two in this arc, it finishes the trilogy. Lacks the plotting and definitely the presence of Vince Leone who never really shows up except as a cameo - disappointing as I really enjoy his character.

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BLACKSQUIRREL_1
Jun 15, 2016

Love all her books

Love her books!

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lpreston214
Dec 11, 2013

I did like this book. It held my interest. However, it is not a mystery. The only mystery is who is going to be left standing at the end. Lauren Lawton has become the mother of a missing and presumed murdered child and widow of a suicide all within four years. She's a mess and the police have not been able to help her due to lack of evidence. Though this is in the Oak Knoll series it reads pretty much like a stand-alone.

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reader10000
Oct 16, 2013

AMAZING. I had the EXACT same thoughts as did gloryb re: made for TV movie on W, the excessive repeating and over emoting(For the first hundred pages, I read pretty much every word on the page, then about half of the words on the page, then about 5 sentences per page, then about 3, until the final act when it got a little more interesting. It was like a soap opera - miss a day (a page) and you don't miss anything

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Daylight62
Jan 23, 2013

Good read!

ISTALKYOURBOOKS Dec 23, 2012

I loved this book. It's such an amazing page turning, can"t put down until I am finished read.This is my first book by this author. It"s full of drama and action. I just LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS BOOK. This is my first book by Tami Hoag and it won't be my last. PLEASE, go checkout\purchase this book!!!!!! You won't be disappointed.

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paisano
Dec 15, 2012

This is the third book in this series by the author, and, in my opinion the best one. I really enjoyed the realistic way the author ties the storyline up....a believable story, despite the fact that its a novel of fiction.

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anniepc
Sep 17, 2012

Best Hoag book ever. So much suspense, good characters.

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