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review 2017-11-27 16:20
What a Weird Book
A Thin Dark Line - Tami Hoag

What a weird book.

This doesn't even read like a Tami Hoag book. The main plot is a mess (investigating assault and murders of women) with multiple character POVs. I don't get the romance between Annie Broussard or Nick Fourcade. The setting of Louisiana could have been interesting, but ultimately fell flat. I just couldn't get behind Nick being an abusive police officer and Annie getting harassed by her fellow officers for daring to do the right thing.

I forgot I had "A Thin Dark Line" until I started rummaging through my bookshelves. I honestly didn't recall a thing about this book either so even though I had this book for years, nothing came back to me as I reread this.

Annie Broussard is a deputy looking to eventually become a detective. She finds herself fascinated by Nick Fourcade who is a loose cannon on the force. When Nick lashes out at a suspect, Annie steps on to stop the assault. This leaves Annie with a man who becomes obsessed with her. Nick also becomes obsessed with Annie initially thinking she is part of some conspiracy to ruin him.

I didn't really like any male in this book. Annie deserved better than Nick. In the end I think we're supposed to think Annie will keep Nick on the straight and narrow. Annie is put in danger repeatedly by her fellow officers and gets crapped on. She has an old flame try to tell her what to do and push his feelings on her. Maybe if Annie had a strong female relationship it would have helped balanced the overly masculine POVs.

I didn't believe the person who ended up being the suspect. It just read as false and something to throw out there. And I hated how things ultimately got wrapped up.

The writing was so so since we had multiple POVs. And we had Annie investigating and being harassed and Nick barely doing a thing it felt like. The flow was off. I found myself getting bored at parts. There were so many red herrings in this I just didn't even care at the end who was responsible for what.

I read this cause Hoag has a new book coming out that is a continuance of this series. Hopefully it's better than this.

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text 2017-11-25 15:56
Reading progress update: I've read 162 out of 592 pages.
A Thin Dark Line - Tami Hoag

Good grief this book is nuts.


Deputy Annie Broussard is having a bad time. Wanting in on a murder case she runs into Detective Nick Fourcade getting into a nice drunk. When she comes across Nick besting a suspect she arrests him. Everyone on the force turns on Annie and now Nick has broken into her home and accused her of being part of some conspiracy against him. Oh and he acts like he's going to kiss her and she's attracted to him. Girl no!


Annie is dealing with a childhood friend who was the to rekindle their relationship, another detective angry she wants nothing to do with him, and a murder suspect that is obsessed with her. 


Why Annie is even trying to keep working while being threatened by her fellow officers baffles me. And her being attracted to a man who broke into her home and threatened her?


Right now don't see how the rapes tie into this.



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text 2017-11-25 13:57
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 592 pages.
A Thin Dark Line - Tami Hoag

It's been years since I read this and I honestly don't recall a thing. I'm a fan of Hoag, so am reading this before her newest book starring these characters comes out in December.

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text 2017-11-20 16:21
16 Tasks for the Festive Season --8
The Thin Man - Dashiell Hammett,William Dufris

Square 1: Dia de los Muertos

A book that has a primarily black and white cover













 Do I get extra points because it is a murder mystery?

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text 2017-10-25 13:25
Double Bingo! 25 October
Dead Sea - Tim Curran
The Thin Man - Dashiell Hammett
The Turn of the Screw - Henry James
A Latent Dark - Martin Kee
Faerie Tale: A Novel of Terror and Fantasy - Raymond E. Feist
Goblins - David Bernstein
Tales of Men and Ghosts - Edith Wharton
Helltown - Jeremy Bates
One Blood - Qwantu Amaru

With today's Monsters call, I've got a double Bingo! 4th row across and 4th row down.



The real stand out books for this bunch are Dead Sea by Tim Curran and Faerie Tale by Raymond Feist. This were both excellent reads!



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