Saturday 17 March 2012

Review - Dark Paradise by Tami Hoag

Dark ParadiseDark Paradise by Tami Hoag

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Time taken to read - 1 day

Blurb From Goodreads

New Eden, Montana, is a piece of heaven on earth where one woman died in her own private hell. Now it’s up to ex-court reporter Marilee Jennings to decipher the puzzle of her best friend’s death. But someone has a stake in silencing her suspicion. Someone with secrets worth killing for—and the power to turn this beautiful haven into a . . .

And as Mari digs deeper beneath New Eden’s picture-perfect exterior, finding the truth is suddenly no longer a matter of justice.

It’s her only hope of staying alive.

My Review

Imagine going to visit your friend to blow off some steam and have a little holiday only to get there and find the house is in a state and your friend is dead. That is what happens to Marilee Jennings and whilst she has been told it was an accident she can't help but digging to find out for herself just what happened.

I did like this story, it is a big thick read and goes at a decent pace. The only thing I would say is, reading the blurb you would think the whole story is centered around her friends death but actually it is almost as big as Marilee's love hate relationship with a cowboy who cares about nothing more than his ranch. The story centers around them a lot and their interactions and feelings for each other. It weaves in and out of the what happened to Lucy but I would say that Marilee's relationship with JD is the real story. There is a lot of romance and sex to the story and whilst it still has a thriller aspect to it I think if your looking for your normal fix of Tami Hoag this one might leave you wanting.

I personally enjoyed it and think it just had the right mix for a holiday read (although some may find it a bit lengthy for that), it had more romance and sex than murder but still enough to keep you entertained so 3/5 for me.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Lainy,

    It is always disappointing to have a couple of bad reads in a row, so it is good to see that you are back onto something of a winner with this one, even though it might still have been better.

    I have read one or two of Tami Hoag's books and have generally found that she gets the balance of the story just about right. I haven't come across this one yet, but it will be interesting to see just how much her style and emphasis on the storyline has changed. She is a great author though, so I shall probably enjoy it whatever.

    Have a great weekend



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