Cold, Cold Heart by Tami Hoag


When a good idea can be overdone…   ***

Tami Hoag is a good writer.  She can keep a reader turning the page, can give just enough twist that mildly surprises, and leaves you satisfied at the end.  This is one of those books.

While I thought I had it figured out, Hoag throws in a twist that made me doubt and kept me reading until she circled back to prove I was right.  This made it a fun read.

Having said that, there was still a major problem with the book.  The concept of having a character survive a serial killer and then try and repair their life is good.  The problem comes in when we hear repeatedly the same issues over and over.  Added to this, is the secondary character, who is suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.  Between the two, we are inundated with second guessing and a lack of confidence.

There is a surprise in this book that I did not see coming. I won’t spoil it for you, but it does show how Hoag can divert the reader enough to be able to pull it off.

This one gets three stars.

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