A mesmerizing psychological drama on loss, guilt, frustration and implacable, unexplainable evil. The Lawtons lived the perfect life in nearby trendy Santa Barbara, and then their older daughter, Leslie, only 16, disappeared. It was certainly kidnapping, although no body was ever discovered. Lauren's husband couldn't recover from the tragedy and eventually died, apparently a suicide. Lauren always believed she knew who took Leslie, and her relentless pursuit of the shadowy Roland Ballencoa cost Lauren her social reputation and the support of the police.
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Looking for a fresh start in a town with no memories, Lauren and her younger daughter, Leah, move to idyllic Oak Knoll. But as the investigators sift through the murky circumstances of an increasingly disturbing case, the hopes for trapping the criminal suspect still seem very distant.
The novel is set in the late s long before the internet, cell phones, DNA testing and the new phorensic advancements other advances made it easier to catch criminals. The author has used this setting in order to portray the challenges ahead of Mendez for uncovering the truth. Overall, I assume the readers who enjoy works of this author or novelists like James Patterson might enjoy this book.
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DOWN THE DARKEST ROAD
Look Inside. Dec 27, Minutes Buy. A woman will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth about her missing daughter in this taut thriller from 1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag. But Lauren never surrendered.
Review: Down The Darkest Road By Tami Hoag
Search: Title Author Article. Rate this book. Deeper Than the Dead introduced Tami Hoag's millions of fans to Oak Knoll, a small California town that, in the mid-eighties, seemed as idyllic as any Secrets to the Grave brought Leone's teacher-turned-child-advocate wife, Anne, into a central role.