Down the Darkest Road, Paperback Book

Down the Darkest Road Paperback

Part of the Oak Knoll series

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


The third mystery in the Oak Knoll series starring retired FBI Profiler Vince Leone, from Sunday Times bestselling author Tami Hoag.

The perfect family shattered by the perfect crime...Four years after the unsolved disappearance of her sixteen-year-old daughter, Lauren Lawton is the only one still chasing the ghosts of her perfect Santa Barbara life.

The world has given her daughter up for dead. Her husband ended his own life in the aftermath. And Lauren's younger daughter is desperate to enjoy what's left of her childhood.Lauren knows exactly who took her oldest child, but there is not a shred of evidence against the man.

Even as he stalks her family, Lauren is powerless to stop him.

The Santa Barbara police are handcuffed by the very laws they are sworn to uphold.

Looking for a fresh start in a town with no memories, Lauren and her younger daughter Leah move to idyllic Oak Knoll.

But when Lauren's suspect turns up in the same city, it feels as if history is about to repeat itself.

Leah Lawton will soon turn sixteen, and Oak Knoll has a cunning predator on the hunt.A page-turning thriller packed with suspense.

If you like Lisa Gardner, Karin Slaughter and Karen Rose you will love Tami Hoag.


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This one took a twist near the end that literally made me gasp, and that's rare in a murder mystery.Lauren Lawton's 16 year-old daughter disappeared several years ago, her husband died and she's left with no answers and a suspect who appears to taunt her at every turn. She is also left with her daughter Leah, who is trying to deal with a lot of survivor guilt, and trying to be a perfect daughter.Into the mix comes Detective Anthony Mendez who can see the knife-edge that she's living with and wants to help.A clever story well told.

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