Down the Darkest Road
Down the Darkest Road
By Tami Hoag
Dutton Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451414960, 512pp.
Publication Date: October 30, 2012
California, 1990--Four years after Lauren Lawton's sixteen-year-old daughter disappeared, the world has given up the girl for dead. Lauren's husband took his own life. Her younger daughter is looking only for what's left of her childhood. But Lauren never surrendered. She knows who took her child, and there's not a shred of evidence against him.
Looking for a fresh start, Lauren and her younger daughter Leah move to idyllic Oak Knoll. So has Lauren's suspect. And it feels that history is about to repeat itself.
Leah is turning sixteen, and Oak Knoll has a cunning predator on the hunt. But as sheriff's detective Tony Mendez and his team sift through the circumstances of an increasingly disturbing case, a stunning question changes everything they thought they knew...
Praise for Down the Darkest Road
“Down the Darkest Road is eerie, suspenseful, tragic, and thought provoking.”—USA Today
“A mesmerizing psychological drama on loss, guilt, frustration and implacable, explainable evil.”—Kirkus Reviews
“The setting and [Hoag's] consummate skill as a plotter add to plenty of old-school thrills that pack a punch and will leave fans breathless.”—Booklist
“Hoag…rais[es] the tension with every page that turns.” —The Huffington Post
“Well written, well executed and darn near brilliant.”—All About Romance
“This taut novel of suspense is a true nail-biter.”—Library Journal
“If you have time to read only one book, you really should make it this one. You won't regret it.”—Suspense Magazine
“With complex characters and crisp, believable dialogue, [this] is a sophisticated thriller.”—Houston Press
“A masterful tale…Ms. Hoag knows how to take her readers on a frightening ride.”—New York Journal of Books
And for Tami Hoag
“One of the hottest names in the suspense game.”—People
“One of the most intense suspense writers around.”—Chicago Tribune
“One of the most intelligent and crafty suspense writers working today.”—Bookreporter.com
“[Hoag’s] reputation…is well-earned.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel