Deeper Than the Dead introduced Tami Hoag's millions of fans to Oak Knoll, a small California town that, in the mid-eighties, seemed as idyllic as any... until the See-No-Evil killer shattered that notion. It took FBI agent Vince Leone and a new technique called "profiling" to put an end to the trauma.
Secrets to the Grave brought Leone's teacher-turned-child-advocate wife, Anne, into a central role. Together with Vince and local sheriff's deputy Tony Mendez, she solved an Oak Knoll murder with a particularly challenging mystery: The victim never existed.
And now Hoag returns once more to Oak Knoll for the third installment of this bestselling series. Through Leone's pioneering, science-based investigatory skills, Hoag explores the early days of forensic police work. And through the chilling case at the heart of Down the Darkest Road, she hooks ever more readers into the meticulously crafted, all-too-terrifying world of Oak Knoll, where the scariest secrets of all can be found... Down the Darkest Road.
"The major plot twist won't surprise many readers, and neither the characters nor the cliché-hobbled story line are among Hoag's best work." - Publishers Weekly
"A mesmerizing psychological drama on loss, guilt, frustration and implacable, unexplainable evil." - Kirkus Reviews
"Hoag keeps tight control over her plot in this book, raising the tension with every page that turns. She knows her characters, both good and bad, and intensifies the conflict in the most absorbing way. Not every writer of suspense can manage it so successfully but Hoag does it from beginning to end." - Huffington Post
"In Down the Darkest Road, Tami Hoag tells a compelling and heart-wrenching tale of loss and love and justice." - CriminalElement.com
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Diane S. Down the Darkest Road by Tami Hoag What would you do if your daughter had been missing for three years, the police think they know who did it but have no proof. The man is harassing you and the police don't believe you and soon they find you intrusive and hysterical? In her third Oak Knoll thriller, Hoag does a wonderful job portraying a woman at the end of her rope consumed by frustration and guilt, up against pure evil. She soon runs into Vince Leon, and Annie who do believe her and using the new techniques in forensics help her to find the answers she needs for closure. Top notch suspense with enough twists to keep thriller fans asking for more. This was an ARC provided by Net Galley.
Tami Hoag was born Tami Mikkelson on the 20th of January 20, 1959 in Cresco, Iowa, and grew up in Minnesota. She completed high school and married her high school boyfriend, Daniel Hoag, in 1977. She spent the ten years after high school graduation working a variety of jobs, such as photographers assistant, showhorse trainer, typist, and salesperson. In 1988 she had her first publication; a romance in the Bantam Books Loveswept Line. After much success in the romance genre she switched to thrillers, where she was equally, if not more, successful and hit the New York Times Bestseller list thirteen consecutive times. More than 22 million copies of her books are in print. She currently lives in California.
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