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2.99969614099058 out of 52.99969614099058 out of 52.99969614099058 out of 52.99969614099058 out of 52.99969614099058 out of 5 3.00 (3,291 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tami Hoag Narrator: Beth McDonald Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Elena Estes Series Release Date: March 2007 ISBN: 9780739341070
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She was a vision. She was a siren. She was a nightmare. She was dead. Now he needed her to disappear. And he knew just how to make it happen. The Palm Beach elite go to great lengths to protect their own—and their own no longer includes Elena Estes. Once upon a time a child of wealth and privilege, Elena turned her back on that life. Betrayed and disillusioned by those closest to her, she chose the life of an undercover cop, the hunt for justice her own personal passion. Then a tragic, haunting mistake ended her career. Now Elena exists on the fringes of her old life, training horses for a living. But a shocking event is about to draw her back into the painful vortex she’s fought so hard to leave behind.

First she finds the body—a young woman used, murdered, and dumped in a canal. Not just a victim, but a friend. As Elena delves into her dead friend’s secret life, she discovers ties not only to the Russian mob but also to a group of powerful and wealthy Palm Beach bad boys known for giving each other alibis to cover a multitude of sins. A group that includes a man Elena once knew very well—her former fiancé, Bennett Walker, a man she knows has already escaped justice at least once in his life.

Finding her friend’s killer will put Elena at odds with her old life, with her new lover, and with herself. But she is determined to reveal the truth—a truth that will shock Palm Beach society to its core, and could very well get her killed.


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Quotes & Awards

  • “A superbly taut thriller…that will have readers racing through the pages…will leave readers breathless and satisfied.”

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  • A superbly taut thriller…. Hoag conducts a whirlwind tour of the high-flying world of the superrich and its tawdry underbelly that will leave readers breathless and satisfied. Booklist
  • A heroine readers will want to see more of. Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joanne | 5/11/2017

    " Very light, lots of cliches and the most of the characters are either annoying or very predictable. Having a hard time reading it but will continue. I'm listening to audio book and find the narrator very irritating. Might have enjoyed the book if someone else had narrated it. I usually enjoy her books, but not this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia Ibarra | 2/14/2014

    " A former cop finds the body of a gil eho eorks with her dumped in a canal. This finding drives her to return to a world she had left behind. She has to relive painful memories and find a way to ventoff her anercrepressed for so long. Interesting plot. Interest is maintained until the last page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janice | 2/11/2014

    " It's not one of my favorites by Tami Hoag. All the characters seem to be arguing with each other and one-upping one another for no particular reason. It felt as if I were reading one very big angry novel and it really didn't have to be like that. There weren't too many characters that were easy to like and therefore made the plot harder to get into. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise Sharon | 2/8/2014

    " Not as good as some of her other books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 2/8/2014

    " I Just discovered Tami Hoag and really like her style of writing. Just what I need, another author to follow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alana | 1/26/2014

    " Another great mystery by Hoag. It's an easy, fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kellie | 1/23/2014

    " This was my first ever murder mystery and it took me a while to get into it. Slow to start but then took off and was hard to put down. Sometimes gruesome and other times confusing but on the whole a good read if you like money, horses and of course a couple of good old fashioned murders! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deb Krill | 1/21/2014

    " For not having picked up a Tammy Hoag read for some years now I wasn't overly impressed with this book, I had a hard time picking it up to read, but then when I start a book rarely will I not finish one, however, this was one of those unfinished, maybe if I get real bored this summer I may pick it up again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine Husom | 1/12/2014

    " Elena Estes goes after the Palm Beach bad boys. We both cheer and fear for her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jharkey | 1/9/2014

    " i didn't have any moments of suspense. not much depth to this one either. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy Parsons | 12/18/2013

    " Enjoyed the mystery - good mix of action and interrogating. But warning: the characters and language are rough. Reminded me of a J.D. Robb in tone. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle | 12/3/2013

    " pointless and I so should have put it down. So many people love her stuff but I have jsut not been able to like her writing. This will have been the last try I give her.not one of the characters was engaging or even mildly likable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 NATUI | 11/17/2013

    " It's been a while since I read a Tami Hoag book,and this novel was much better than I had anticipated. I liked how it switched between first and third person, but Elena's whole bitterness shtick did get a bit old by the end. Still, it was a good, quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carla Latham | 11/8/2013

    " I couldn't really get into this book so didn't enjoy it as much as some of her other books. I thought the plot and characters could have used a lot of help. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 11/1/2013

    " A Quick read! Great for a vaca and light reading.....some twists and turns and if you're a sleuth, should be able to suspect outcome..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 11/1/2013

    " I did not enjoy this book as much as other Tami Hoag's novels but they are always fast-paced, quick reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikki | 8/16/2013

    " audio, abridged "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 8/6/2013

    " Pretty good light mystery. This is the second book with Elena Estes who is an ex-socialite, ex-cop working as a groom in a rich man's stable. This book is about a group of polo enthusiasts that give each other alibis for their indescretions, in this case of course it's murder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 3/16/2013

    " Usual entertaining read from Hoag. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Beasley | 2/10/2013

    " Good book. I am a Tami Hoag fan. Twists and turns. The main character Elena is a very complicated person. She is very intuitive. The sudden personality change in Juan Barbaro was a little unbelievable. Story kept me interested and wanting to find out who did it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julaine | 2/9/2013

    " Not one of her best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 10/2/2012

    " Great book...although I didn't realize that I should have read Dark Horse 1st. Oh well...I am looking forward to more of Elena Estes' adventures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheryl | 9/15/2012

    " I enjoy all of her books, more twists than you can imagine. I never know where the story is going to end up, which is a good thing. Characters are well fleshed out so you actually feel for them. A great way to get away from the real world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 7/8/2012

    " Good murder-mystery. A little slow in some parts, but the 2nd half of the book was very exciting and twisted! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 3/11/2012

    " I've always liked Tami Hoag - the others I have read are about the deep south. This takes place in Florida - the hero is a former wealthy daughter, former cop, currently very bitter person who takes on the untouchable wealthy men in south Florida. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Britney | 12/12/2011

    " This was my first read by this author. This book shows how rich business men think they are above the law and that nothing pertains to them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 7/23/2011

    " This one kept my attention, couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penelope | 5/5/2011

    " excellent could not put it down-light captivating all the way without being too gory-holiday or quick read "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Janetta | 4/11/2011

    " This book had a stagnant plot and little suspense. It might work as a beach read but nothing else in my opinion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ktrapper | 1/15/2011

    " Very good. Need to read Dark Horse first for the setup of Elena and Landry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 NATUI | 12/26/2010

    " It's been a while since I read a Tami Hoag book,and this novel was much better than I had anticipated. I liked how it switched between first and third person, but Elena's whole bitterness shtick did get a bit old by the end. Still, it was a good, quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 11/2/2010

    " This book was decent- on par with Hoag's other books. I liked the story, the unpredictability of some of the events, and I liked the ending as well- which is saying a lot with me. Overall, the story itself was just OK. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheryl | 10/20/2010

    " I enjoy all of her books, more twists than you can imagine. I never know where the story is going to end up, which is a good thing. Characters are well fleshed out so you actually feel for them. A great way to get away from the real world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Holly | 10/15/2010

    " I just got this AGAIN from the library because I forgot I already read it. opps. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 8/17/2010

    "
    Good mystery but a little slow moving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacksonjh | 8/15/2010

    " Elena Estes Series, Book 2
    Elena Estes and Detective Landres search for killer among rich polo crowd. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 7/25/2010

    " former undercover cop, now horsetrainer, Elena Estes (from $ family, hates/rejects/rejected by controlling nasty rich father)investigates murder of a friend
    set in Palm Beach FLA polo world "

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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

Beth McDonald, a Juilliard graduate, has appeared across the country in regional theatre productions of plays by Shakespeare, Neil Simon, Sophocles, Arthur Miller, Moliere, A. R.Gurney, Euripides, and others. Her Broadway credits include the original cast of Angels in America, A Few Good Men, and Einstein and the Polar Bear. Her television work includes appearances on Law & Order, Third Watch, and The Courtroom as well as recurring roles on All My Children and As the World Turns. She has appeared in Mona Lisa Smile and several independent feature films. An Earphones Award-winner, Beth has read a number of audiobooks including Susan Faludi’s The Terror Dream, Sandra Brown’s Sunny Chandler’s Return, Tami Hoag’s Dark Horse, and Elisabeth Hyde’s The Abortionist’s Daughter.