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3.171 out of 53.171 out of 53.171 out of 53.171 out of 53.171 out of 5 3.17 (60 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tami Hoag Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781455878758
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New Eden, Montana, is a piece of heaven on earth where one woman died in her own private hell. Now it’s up to ex-court reporter Marilee Jennings to decipher the puzzle of her best friend’s death. But someone has a stake in silencing her suspicion. Someone with secrets worth killing for, and the power to turn this beautiful haven into a dark paradise.

And as Mari digs deeper beneath New Eden’s picture-perfect exterior, finding the truth is suddenly no longer a matter of justice. It’s her only hope of staying alive.

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  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Motunrayo | 2/18/2014

    " Tami Hoag books are always superb,so this is not an exceptional "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty | 2/12/2014

    " Marilee is leaving her old life, boyfriend and career included. She heads off to visit her friend in Montana without notice. Upon arrival, no one is home. Her friend's cabin has been trashed and while she's is calling for her, a man answers, "She's dead". Was it a hunting accident or something more sinister. Of course, there's a recalcitrant love interest during the search... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daltonzagng | 2/9/2014

    " I have read and reread this book and I want a cowboy of my own. Marilee is gutsy, sympathetic, funny and loyal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha Porter | 2/8/2014

    " I realized within the first few pages(minutes) I had read(listened)to this book previously but in abridged form. While I enjoyed the abridged version, the unabridged was must better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paulette | 2/7/2014

    " Just couldn't get into it very much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neil | 2/6/2014

    " Was leant this by my girlfriend when I was desperate for something to read. I fully expected to hate it, but it wasn't so bad, if a little heavy on the romance. Hoag can evoke a place with great skill. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna | 2/3/2014

    " This was the first book of Tami Hoag's that I read. I have loved reading her book ever since. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 2/3/2014

    " This is one of her earliest novels, before she wrote thrillers. I consider it a romantic suspense. It has all the drama of a thriller and passion for a romantic suspense novel. Mary Lee Jennings leaves California to meet her friend Lucy in New Eden, Montana. Little did she know, she discovers her friend's dead, and learn the shocking truth of her secrets, putting herself in danger on living on a ranch life, and falling in love with a stubborn cowboy. A great read to enjoy any day of the year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gale | 2/2/2014

    " This is one of Tami Hoag's better novels, I think. J.D. Rafferty is certainly far from being a romantic man to Mari Lee, but the story does have a happy ending. Also love the descriptions of Montana's scenery and everyday life on the Stars and Bars ranch. Good reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Pfeifer | 1/30/2014

    " This was the first of her novels I read. It was so good. Made me a fan "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Debra | 1/26/2014

    " Normally if I don't like a book I just give it one star and don't comment, but this was so vile I had to say something. I cannot believe Tami Hoag wrote this. I made it thru maybe 10 pages and was just sickened by the cussing and sex and innuendo. I sounded like it was going to be a really good read and I was excited to begin it. Ugh, horrible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 1/20/2014

    " I read this years ago around the same time I read a '1000 Acres' by Smiley and remember enjoying it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 1/19/2014

    " I always love the way Tami Hoag writes. However, this one was a little redundant for me. The feelings of the characters was repeated many times during the book. To the point I was getting annoyed and telling the character to get over it already. However, once into the story the plot did thicken and it was much easier to read. I will still read Tami Hoag, I'm just not sure wabout this particular series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Rayns | 1/17/2014

    " I loved this book, the town, the characters, the unexpected twists, and who doesn't want a rough, sexy cowboy with hands of steel? Hot and steamy - J.D. wins my vote! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dark Star | 1/13/2014

    " Definitely not my favorite Hoag book. This one was more like a souped up Harlequin Romance. Was glad when the story was over...too drawn out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 June | 1/6/2014

    " I don't remember reading anything by this author before - and reading this book didn't convince me that I will read anything by her in the future. Do you ever pick up a paperback book and know just from the picture on the cover that the story is going to be "sappy?" Actually it turned out to not be too bad - still too many sappy parts but there was an actual plot and - even if it seemed to be a stretch - the ending wasn't too bad. A good story for a rainy afternoon if you don't have anywhere else to be except the couch. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Savvy | 12/27/2013

    " A little too dark for my taste, although Ms Hoag can sure spin a yarn! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah Jowett | 12/22/2013

    " I got 30 pages in and I just didn't care about anyone in the book or what happened, why the friend was "really" killed. Which is strange because I love Tami Hoag's other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose Walker | 12/18/2013

    " Another great read!! New characters and a unpredictable who dunit!! Tami Hoag is a must read. Can't wait for her new book out this year. 2013 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 DW | 12/16/2013

    " An interesting story, and I wanted to find out how it ended, but for some reason it took me forever to finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 12/15/2013

    " I read this years ago around the same time I read a '1000 Acres' by Smiley and remember enjoying it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 12/12/2013

    " Tami's vivid dipictions make this book come to life. Now if I could fine a Rafferty brother for myself... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Day | 12/12/2013

    " I enjoyed all her book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Staci | 12/10/2013

    " I wish it hadn't taken me so long to read. Not as predictable as I initially thought so I really enjoyed the twist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi | 12/6/2013

    " I think Hoag's books are good, not fantastic and a bit predictable. I really no longer seek out her books as I used to do about 10 years ago, but she is an author I would continue to read if one popped up that looked interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Psyche | 12/2/2013

    " a nice mystery romance novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose Walker | 11/16/2013

    " Another great read!! New characters and a unpredictable who dunit!! Tami Hoag is a must read. Can't wait for her new book out this year. 2013 "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sally | 11/9/2013

    " I was expecting a crime/thriller not Mills & Boon. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jan | 10/18/2013

    " Not one of her better ones. Just OK. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Savvy | 10/5/2013

    " A little too dark for my taste, although Ms Hoag can sure spin a yarn! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna | 8/4/2013

    " This was the first book of Tami Hoag's that I read. I have loved reading her book ever since. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aldafan | 6/29/2013

    " Got this at a yard sale. A court reporter starts life anew in Montana. She finds the friend who invited her has been killed. Some mystery but alo lots of impromptu sex and some violence. WOn't be looking for her books again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jan | 6/4/2013

    " Not one of her better ones. Just OK. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 3/25/2013

    " GREAT BOOK...I felt as if I were there! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teri | 3/4/2013

    " very good suspense writer, this also has a romantic theme along with the suspense. like her later books better, since she concentrates on suspense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith Price | 2/20/2013

    " A bit long and detailed for my taste. But a great story "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paulette | 1/17/2013

    " Just couldn't get into it very much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stargirl (Shoujo and YA Banter/Vocaloid Fanatic) | 10/16/2012

    " I loved this book and the suspense as well as the 2 main characters relationship (steamy oh my lawd) lol the sex is....well...hot. I love this author. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wendy | 9/30/2012

    " I was pretty disappointed with this book. I couldn't get through to page 50. I was skipping through paragraphs only reading the when there was talking. Probably one of the most boring books I have ever read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Staci | 7/3/2012

    " I wish it hadn't taken me so long to read. Not as predictable as I initially thought so I really enjoyed the twist. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ronald Howell | 6/22/2012

    " Slow read, too many characters "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dark Star | 5/29/2012

    " Definitely not my favorite Hoag book. This one was more like a souped up Harlequin Romance. Was glad when the story was over...too drawn out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 5/22/2012

    " I never actually finished this book. I've read a lot of Tami Hoag's books but I just could not get into this one at all. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah Jowett | 5/9/2012

    " I got 30 pages in and I just didn't care about anyone in the book or what happened, why the friend was "really" killed. Which is strange because I love Tami Hoag's other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie Schweiger | 4/21/2012

    " This was my first time reading a Tami Hoag book. Lots of action and mystery...I will definitely read another of her books soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curlyhair | 3/17/2012

    " Really enjoyed this when I read it on holiday a while back. Was an intriguing thriller with a bit of romance thrown in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Day | 2/3/2012

    " I enjoyed all her book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 1/18/2012

    " Another great thriller by Tami Hoag. These kinds of books are guilty pleasures. You can't put them down, that's for sure! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorraine | 10/28/2011

    " I can't remember much about this book except a woman comes to Montana to visit her friend who has bought a farm with llamas. The neighbours take exception to these animals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curlyhair | 3/24/2011

    " Really enjoyed this when I read it on holiday a while back. Was an intriguing thriller with a bit of romance thrown in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Babete | 2/22/2011

    " Mistério e romance, uma combinação perfeita, adorei! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 2/2/2011

    " I read this years ago around the same time I read a '1000 Acres' by Smiley and remember enjoying it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 DW | 1/2/2011

    " An interesting story, and I wanted to find out how it ended, but for some reason it took me forever to finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 12/21/2010

    " This was my first time reading a Tami Hoag book. Lots of action and mystery...I will definitely read another of her books soon. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paulette | 10/7/2010

    " Just couldn't get into it very much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 7/20/2010

    " In desperation I picked this book out of my "own but don't read them"
    pile at home and I really liked it...good mystery book if that is your
    thing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aldafan | 6/10/2010

    " Got this at a yard sale. A court reporter starts life anew in Montana. She finds the friend who invited her has been killed. Some mystery but alo lots of impromptu sex and some violence. WOn't be looking for her books again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Psyche | 5/27/2010

    " a nice mystery romance novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 4/6/2010

    " Another favorite. I've re-read this story a few times. "

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About the Author
Author Tami Hoag

Tami Hoag is known for combining thrilling plots with character-driven suspense in her fiction, and her novels have appeared regularly on national bestseller lists since the publication of her first book in 1988.

About the Narrator

Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to having won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, she has been nominated multiple times for the prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, and she also narrates audiobooks under the name Jane Brown.