Sandra Knapp | 2/18/2014
" As this story begins where "Night Sins" ended, it was really good to have everything eventually settled and explained. As with the "Night Sins," I found this one almost impossible to put down. Every turned page had me longing to find out what happened next. Who could ask for more of any novel? It certainly brought out some of my worst thought and emotions. Anger and frustration when it appeared as though the legal system was failing everyone yet again. Thank goodness there are those out there, in law enforcement, than never give up, never quit until certain crimes are solved. Fantastic story, great read! "
Lisa | 2/11/2014
" There's not a whole lot to say about this book without giving away important spoilers. Let me just say that crime drama is not usually my cup of tea. I don't care much for reading about humans doing unspeakable evil things. We get enough of that on the News. I prefer supernatural type of mysteries and drama because it's pure fantasy. With that being said, I didn't totally hate this book. It was well written and the prose was easy enough to follow. The lead female protagonist, Ellen North, is not likeable however. She's a smart attorney, determined to get justice and not at all driven by ambition - good traits in a person. However, when it comes to the romantic interest, Jay Brooks, she's so rude and antagonistic through most of the book that it's almost unbelievable that they actually end up together. Someone else pointed out in another review, people don't act like that. I have to agree. Then again the introduction of Jay was so ridiculous I could understand Ellen's apprehension. He comes off as almost creepy and stalkerish. As for the other characters, and there are ALOT of them, it was pretty obvious who the "bad guy" is very early on, despite all the clues and character twists designed to throw you into a fit of doubt.
The POV changed too often between chapters and even within a chapter. Sometimes a chapter was well into the second or third page before you even realized who Hoag was writing about. When you switch POV's so often, it's probably not a good idea to start off a chapter with "He" instead of a name.
While the story was good, the book was WAY too long. The first 300 pages or so were so droned out that I nearly gave up.
The book is a continuation from a previous novel (Night Sins? or something like that) and the time frame combined between both books is less than 3 weeks. Quite unbelievable considering the amount of stuff that happens. Plus, it's REALLY hard to accept that two people can fall in love in less than a week.
Alot of reviews have stated that this book raises more questions than it answers and that some things are never explained. I didn't think so. I thought everything was explained perfectly by the end, which was a very good ending btw. The reason for motive wasn't explained but I don't think it really needed to be once you were told the who and how. A simple He/She/They were crazy is sufficient enough.
All in all, not bad. But, you may want to skim over the first few hundered pages to get to the good stuff. "
Sidnaw | 2/4/2014
" I remember being in pre-op for gall-bladder surgery recommending this, and Night Sins as excellent books to read. "
Pat | 1/27/2014
" Bargain price purchase. This story is about a young boy who has been abducted, then returned in mute state. He is afraid to tell anyone what has happened when he was gone. A suspect is apprehended, a mild-mannered professor at the local college, and Ellen North much bring the case to trial and try to unravel why another child has been taken while the suspet is in jail. I like Tami Hoag and this was an engaging book. "
Wendy T | 1/27/2014
" I really enjoyed this book. I loved the suspense this book offered and was happy with the ending of the book. "
Jamilah | 1/16/2014
" Very fast-paced and tense, hard to put down. Tami Hoag is a good writer. "
Rachael | 1/16/2014
" Not as good as night sins, but still a decent read. It's just slow to get going, but the second half of the book is hard to put down. "
International Cat Lady | 12/20/2013
" When the first words of a novel are "Time to die, birthday bitch" that novel is going to need to work really hard to endear me to it. This one didn't. I didn't make it out of the second chapter. "
Frankie | 12/6/2013
" This wasn't quite as good as Night Sins for me. While I still liked the characters and the story, I just wasn't as drawn into this book. There seemed to be a lot of extra fluff that just didn't catch my attention. "
Mom | 12/2/2013
" this book is a sequel to night sins and almost the exact story with different main characters--i thought the book was better but no need to read both "
Christine Husom | 12/1/2013
" Tami Hoag is a natural story teller. She kept me hooked through the whole book. "
Marlene | 10/12/2013
" Stopped after maybe six pages. Boring as crap. Really glad I didn't buy this for a flight. "
Jeanette | 10/6/2013
" I really think the first 450 pages or so of this book could have been condensed a bit. It seemed to drag on forever until the last 150 pages when finally something happened related to the crime/mystery. And by then I had figured out who the accomplice was. "
Janet Barclay | 10/2/2013
" I had to read this book, since the previous one: Night Sins kept me hanging at the end. I was a little disappointed that it was not actually written as a continuation - the format was different, and the focus was on different characters - but it was enjoyable enough, and the ending quite satisfying. "
Christopher | 9/7/2013
" this was one of my favorites by this author, i couldnt put it down "
Syreeta | 8/26/2013
" Suspenseful. Was made into a T.V. movie starring Valerie Bertinelli. "
Bill | 8/25/2013
" This was not one of my favorites of Tami Hoag, although it was good, but it was also somewhat slow until midway through. Worth reading but not as fast a read as many of hers. "
Missy | 8/10/2013
" Too many trivial characters are introduced. Lst 3 chapters are only ones worth reading. "
Ursula | 7/26/2013
" Guilty as Sin is the sequel to Night Sins really enjoyed it. It really kept me guessing until the end. I recommend both of these books. "
Elaine | 6/29/2013
" could have done without some of the romance - the guy was originally such a sleaze it was hard to see why she was attracted at all for a long time - so he was good looking! That's not enough. Good mystery, though. "
Cristian Gaymer | 6/12/2013
" The trama is great, you really want to get to the end, and you can't imagine what's on the next page. Having said that, like any thriller-crime book it usually keeps the answer to the end but is not a solid ending. "
Suzanne | 5/30/2013
" I read this for the West Chester Mystery Club's "Legal Thrillers" month. It was pretty darn suspenseful! I will definitely check out more of Ms. Hoag's novels. "
Michael Redd | 5/9/2013
" A good bookend to Night Sins....true closure to a series...chilling..you need to stay with it in parts though... "
Claudia | 2/14/2013
" Best book I've read in a loooong time! "
Ruth | 11/30/2012
" good. fresh, fast paced, scary "