Cry Wolf by Tami Hoag
Narrator: Joyce Bean
Length: 18 hrs and 26 mins
Date Read: November 2012
In the rural parishes of Louisiana's French Triangle, young women are disappearing one by one, only to turn up on the banks of the bayou, strangled and cast aside where they are sure to be found. But there is one trophy the killer prizes above all others, one woman who must be silenced forever . . .
Attorney Laurel Chandler did not come back to Bayou Breaux to seek justice. That once-burning obsession had destroyed her credibility, her career, her marriage - and nearly her sanity. But when a ruthless predator strikes too close to home, she's lured into a perverse game from which there may be no escape. Once before, Laurel's cries against a monstrous evil went unanswered. Who will listen now?
Series: Doucet #3
Read from October 12 to November 21, 2012
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 3.00
Audio Rating (Not part of the overall Rating): 3.50
Quick Thoughts: Tami Hoag is an excellent thriller writer and Cry Wolf definitely delivered on story. It was a twisty, turny, nail-biter that kept you guessing for a very long time. I didn’t really connect with any of the characters so that is really the only drawback. That is often personal between the reader and the book so please keep that in mind. The setting and atmosphere were awesome. Overall this was a pretty darn good read!
Audio Thoughts: Narrated by Joyce Bean, I thought she did a good job on pacing and delivering a solid performance. I didn’t connect with her male voices at all but I think that might have been due to the characters (somewhat). I have heard other books by Joyce and enjoyed them. She is a good narrator.
Final Thought: Fans of Tami Hoag will not want to miss Cry Wolf!
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more often than not the narrator can make or break a book. I have thoroughly enjoyed Tammy Hoag’s books and would like suggestions for other authors and narrators. Thanks, Trish
This is one of her books I never read…I think b/c I read the follow up book which told who the killer is/was in this story. However, at this point, I really do not remember so maybe I will give this a try.
Another author I have been saying I want to try for far to long. I have Ashes to Ashes, I think I will really enjoy her.
I really enjoy Tami Hoag. I didn’t read this one, but I read the sort of sequel to it. I would definitely read this one though especially because it takes place in New Orleans!
I’m going to check with my eLibrary to see if they have this one.
Hm… would have liked that you connected to the characters, but still good enough to try.
Nice review Felicia, I have never read anything by her, this sounds nice and scary.
Tami writes a really good mix of thriller and story. I really have enjoyed her work.
I have been a blog flake all last week. I just spent ten minutes perusing Pinterest because of all your pins and then I realized I didn’t comment. Anyway, I like that this is a nail biter with lots of twists and turns. I need to shake it up and get more thrillers incorporated into next year. Any recommendations?
You enjoyed Gone Girl, right? I think you would like both Wendy Corsi Staub and Alafair Burke. They both write pretty good thrillers that kind of mess with your mind!
I’m still on my first audiobook, and it took a while to get used to the narrator’s male voices. I think she did a great job – it’s just that I’ve never done different voices in my head when reading, so it is a very different experience!
That is the part that takes the longest to get used to but once you do, audiobooks become a staple in your life LOL 🙂 I love them 🙂
I really enjoy Tami’s stories, though I haven’t read this one. While it sucks you didn’t connect, it still sounds like a great story!
Tami is a great writer! It was just the characters in this one but I already have another book on deck by her for January. She is one of thriller staples 🙂
Sounds great 🙂
Sounds good 🙂