Down the Darkest Road by Tami Hoag

By Tami Hoag

A girl will do no matter what it takes to discover the reality approximately her lacking daughter during this taut mystery from number one New York Times bestselling writer Tami Hoag.

California, 1990—Four years after Lauren Lawton’s sixteen-year-old daughter disappeared, the area has given up the lady for useless. Lauren’s husband took his personal lifestyles. Her more youthful daughter is calling just for what’s left of her formative years. yet Lauren by no means surrendered. She understands who took her baby, and there’s no longer a shred of proof opposed to him.

Looking for a clean commence, Lauren and her more youthful daughter Leah flow to idyllic Oak Knoll. So has Lauren’s suspect. And it feels that historical past is ready to copy itself.

Leah is popping 16, and Oak Knoll has a crafty predator at the hunt. yet as sheriff’s detective Tony Mendez and his crew sift throughout the conditions of an more and more aggravating case, a beautiful query adjustments every thing they suggestion they knew...

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The idea of pleasure made her feel guilty. She showered quickly, hating touching her own body. She had always been lean and athletic. Now she was so thin she could read her ribs through her skin with her fingertips, like a blind person reading Braille. And yet she could hardly bring herself to eat. The idea of a real meal made her nauseous. She lived on protein bars and sports drinks. As soon as she was out of the shower, she pulled on a thick robe and closed it up to her chin. She was forty-two years old, in the prime of her life.

His friends had gone off to Italy for a well-deserved honeymoon. The next day the supposed abduction of a teenage girl in Santa Barbara had led the news. He had been among a group from the sheriff’s office to volunteer on several searches for the girl. Between the Santa Barbara Police Department and the Santa Barbara County SO, there had already been a lot of manpower available, but search and rescue groups and volunteers from all over southern California had showed up to help. Their efforts had been futile.

The house belongs to friends from Santa Barbara—the Bristols,” she explained, as if he would care. ” he asked, jotting her answers into a little spiral notebook he had taken from the inside breast pocket of his sport coat. “You’ll want to speak to Detective Tanner at the Santa Barbara Police Department,” she said, assuming he would follow through. He had that air about him—that he would be a stickler for details. ” he asked. ” Lauren challenged. Mendez didn’t react—another irritating cop trait.

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