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Tami Hoag

Autor/a de Ashes to Ashes

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Sobre l'autor

Tami Hoag was born on January 20, 1959, in Cresco, Iowa. Her first novel, The Trouble with J. J., was published in 1988. Her other works include Night Sins, Guilty as Sin, The Alibi Man, Prior Bad Acts, Dark Horse, Kill the Messenger, Deeper Than the Dead, Secrets to the Grave, Down the Darkest mostra'n més Road, Cold Cold Heart, the Bitter Season, and The Boy. She is a past recipient of the Career Achievement Award from the Romantic Times. (Bowker Author Biography) Tami Hoag's thrilling novels are eagerly awaited, and she has been a mainstay of national bestseller lists since the publication of her first book in 1988. She now lives in Virginia. (Publisher Provided) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Tami Hoag

Ashes to Ashes (1999) 2,043 exemplars
Dust to Dust (2000) 1,901 exemplars
Dark Horse (2002) 1,683 exemplars
Deeper Than the Dead (2009) 1,652 exemplars
Prior Bad Acts (2006) 1,644 exemplars
A Thin Dark Line (1997) 1,606 exemplars
Guilty as Sin (1996) 1,584 exemplars
Kill the Messenger (2004) 1,572 exemplars
Night Sins (1995) 1,517 exemplars
Secrets to the Grave (2010) 1,322 exemplars
The Alibi Man (2007) 1,307 exemplars
Still Waters (1992) 1,242 exemplars
Cry Wolf (1993) 1,137 exemplars
Dark Paradise (1994) 1,100 exemplars
The 9th Girl (2013) 911 exemplars
Down the Darkest Road (2011) 907 exemplars
Lucky's Lady (1992) 835 exemplars
Cold Cold Heart (2015) 722 exemplars
The Bitter Season (2016) 713 exemplars
The Boy (2018) 567 exemplars
Magic (1990) 314 exemplars
The Last White Knight (1992) 238 exemplars
Heart of Dixie (1991) 207 exemplars
The Trouble with J.J. (1988) 203 exemplars
Taken by Storm (Loveswept) (1992) 195 exemplars
Sarah's Sin (1991) 193 exemplars
Mismatch (1989) 167 exemplars
Heart of Gold (1990) 150 exemplars
Man of Her Dreams (1989) 141 exemplars
Rumor Has It (1989) 132 exemplars
Night Sins / Guilty as Sin (2003) 127 exemplars
Keeping Company (1990) 90 exemplars
The 1st Victim (2013) 78 exemplars
Reilly's Return (1990) 75 exemplars
McKnight in Shining Armor (1988) 75 exemplars
In Our Dreams (1998) 65 exemplars
The Restless Heart (1991) 62 exemplars
Tempestuous (1990) 40 exemplars
Tempestuous / Restless Heart (1991) 32 exemplars
Magic / Lucky's Lady / Cry Wolf (2001) 13 exemplars
Bad Liar 6 exemplars
Three Great Novels 3 exemplars
Read up to c 2007 1 exemplars
Pecados na Noite 1 exemplars
Untitled Hoag 2 of 2 (2020) 1 exemplars
Sense títol 1 exemplars
Sospetti 1 exemplars
Vanished 1 exemplars
Ashes to Ashes / Dust to Dust (1994) 1 exemplars

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I was provided a copy of this book by NetGalley in exchange for a review.

The bad: The first chapter of this book made me wince. It's filled with sing-song sentences like "They moved together, slowly and gently, then with strength and passion." The intent is to introduce the main characters and their relationships, but I felt like I was reading A.I. fiction.

The good: Starting with chapter 2, the standard police procedural starts with the discovery of an unidentified body found on a back road and, in general, keeps a steady and interesting story going as the "good" police figure out who the "bad" police and killer(s) are.

I don't know if it was meant, but I found the "minor" characters to written with more nuance than the "major" ones -- probably because the general tenor of the story is about the darkness inside the people who present themselves as "the good guys" -- except for the detectives in the case who we are suppose to believe are "the good guys" without irony. Overall this was an enjoyable "beach read" kind of book with good pacing and an interesting puzzle.
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claire.rivers | May 23, 2024 |



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