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Tami Hoag

Author of Ashes to Ashes

69+ Works 28,895 Members 540 Reviews 68 Favorited

About the Author

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 show more 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) show less
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Works by Tami Hoag

Ashes to Ashes (1999) 2,043 copies
Dust to Dust (2000) 1,902 copies
Dark Horse (2002) 1,680 copies
Deeper Than the Dead (2009) 1,651 copies
Prior Bad Acts (2006) 1,644 copies
A Thin Dark Line (1997) 1,605 copies
Guilty as Sin (1996) 1,584 copies
Kill the Messenger (2004) 1,572 copies
Night Sins (1995) 1,517 copies
Secrets to the Grave (2010) 1,318 copies
The Alibi Man (2007) 1,306 copies
Still Waters (1992) 1,241 copies
Cry Wolf (1993) 1,136 copies
Dark Paradise (1994) 1,099 copies
The 9th Girl (2013) 911 copies
Down the Darkest Road (2011) 905 copies
Lucky's Lady (1992) 834 copies
Cold Cold Heart (2015) 722 copies
The Bitter Season (2016) 712 copies
The Boy (2018) 567 copies
Magic (1990) 314 copies
The Last White Knight (1992) 238 copies
Heart of Dixie (1991) 207 copies
The Trouble with J.J. (1988) 203 copies
Taken by Storm (Loveswept) (1992) 195 copies
Sarah's Sin (1991) 193 copies
Mismatch (1989) 167 copies
Heart of Gold (1990) 150 copies
Man of Her Dreams (1989) 141 copies
Rumor Has It (1989) 132 copies
Night Sins / Guilty as Sin (2003) 127 copies
Keeping Company (1990) 90 copies
The 1st Victim (2013) 78 copies
Reilly's Return (1990) 75 copies
McKnight in Shining Armor (1988) 75 copies
In Our Dreams (1998) 65 copies
The Restless Heart (1991) 62 copies
Tempestuous (1990) 40 copies
Bad Liar 6 copies
Untitled Hoag 2 of 2 (2020) 1 copy
No title 1 copy
Sospetti 1 copy
Vanished 1 copy

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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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Works
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Members
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Popularity
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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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