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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...Dark...
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Overview

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...Dark Paradise.

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.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A killer disturbs a woman's dream vacation. (Sept.)
Library Journal
Mari Beth leaves her job as a court reporter and her latest failed love affair, jumps in the car, and goes, unannounced, to New Eden, MT, to join her best pal for a few weeks of R&R. When she arrives, she finds the house trashed, her friend dead, and the natives less than friendly. Something about her friend's death is not right, and Mari keeps probing for information. She gets bopped, bashed, and generally mistreated by everyone in New Eden, and this makes her more suspicious. In discovering what really happened to her friend, she also uncovers the deepest secrets of a most unsavory bunch of immoral and unlawful interlopers from Hollywood. Hoag's book is a true romance novel, complete with foolhardy feats of daring, passions simmering just below the surface, and rescue from the brink of death by the strong, handsome hero. Although it is well read by Joyce Bean, the story is less than compelling. Recommended only for comprehensive audio collections. Joanna M. Burkhardt, Coll. of Continuing Education Lib., Univ. of Rhode Island, Providence Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423319337
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Abridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 7.06 (h) x 1.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Tami Hoag
Tami Hoag is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous thrillers including Dust to Dust, Ashes to Ashes, Night Sins, Cry Wolf, Dark Paradise and Still Waters. She lives in Virginia.
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She could hear the dogs in the distance, baying relentlessly. Pursuing relentlessly, as death pursues life.

Death.

Christ, she was going to die. The thought made her incredulous. Somehow, she had never really believed this moment would come. The idea had always loitered in the back of her mind that she would somehow be able to cheat the grim reaper, that she would be able to deal her way out of the inevitable. She had always been a gambler. Somehow, she had always managed to beat the odds. Her heart fluttered and her throat clenched at the idea that she would not beat them this time.

The whole notion of her own mortality stunned her, and she wanted to stop and stare at herself, as if she were having an out-of-body experience, as if this person running were someone she knew only in passing. But she couldn't stop. The sounds of the dogs drove her on. The instinct of self-preservation spurred her to keep her feet moving.

She lunged up the steady grade of the mountain, tripping over exposed roots and fallen branches. Brush grabbed her clothing and clawed her bloodied face like gnarled, bony fingers. The carpet of decay on the forest floor gave way in spots as she scrambled, yanking her back precious inches instead of giving her purchase to propel herself forward. Pain seared through her as her elbow cracked against a stone half buried in the soft loam. She picked herself up, cradling the arm against her body, and ran on.

Sobs of frustration and fear caught in her throat and choked her. Tears blurred what sight she had in the moon-silvered night. Her nose was broken and throbbing, forcing her to breathe through her mouth alone, and she triedto swallow the cool night air in great gulps. Her lungs were burning, as if every breath brought in a rush of acid instead of oxygen. The fire spread down her arms and legs, limbs that felt like leaden clubs as she pushed them to perform far beyond their capabilities.

I should have quit smoking. A ludicrous thought. It wasn't cigarettes that was going to kill her. In an isolated corner of her mind, where a strange calm resided, she saw herself stopping and sitting down on a fallen log for a final smoke. It would have been like those nights after aerobics class, when the first thing she had done outside the gym was light up. Nothing like that first smoke after a workout. She laughed, on the verge of hysteria, then sobbed, stumbled on.

The dogs were getting closer. They could smell the blood that ran from the deep cut the knife had made across her face.

There was no one to run to, no one to rescue her. She knew that. Ahead of her, the terrain only turned more rugged, steeper, wilder. There were no people, no roads. There was no hope.

Her heart broke with the certainty of that. No hope. Without hope, there was nothing. All the other systems began shutting down.

She broke from the woods and stumbled into a clearing. She couldn't run another step. Her head swam and pounded. Her legs wobbled beneath her, sending her lurching drunkenly into the open meadow. The commands her brain sent shorted out en route, then stopped firing altogether as her will crumbled.

Strangling on despair, on the taste of her own blood, she sank to her knees in the deep, soft grass and stared up at the huge, brilliant disk of the moon, realizing for the first time in her life how insignificant she was. She would die in this wilderness, with the scent of wildflowers in the air, and the world would go on without a pause. She was nothing, just another victim of another hunt. No one would even miss her. The sense of stark loneliness that thought sent through her numbed her to the bone.

No one would miss her.

No one would mourn her.

Her life meant nothing.

She could hear the crashing in the woods behind her. The sound of hoofbeats. The snorting of a horse. The dogs baying. Her heart pounding, ready to explode.

She never heard the shot.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2004

    This book would be a blockbuster hit!

    Tami Hoag seems to have an edge to her that is admirable and shows in her character, Marilee. The fire between Marilee & JD Rafferty was hot, both romantically and tempermentally. The twists and turns kept me reading and the characters almost seemed real. A book that was hard to put down. I read it in 2 days and will probably read it again. A must read for anyone who likes suspense, mystery & a bit of romance. I hope someone will eventually make a movie out of it!.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Barf

    Boy, i really misunderstood the description for this book and thought it was a mystery, but it was just a really bad romance novel. The mystery may have gotten better later in the book, but I couldnt get past all the stupid dialogue and romance scenes between two people that hate each other. Give me a break! Stick with the mysteries Tami, PLEASE!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2003

    The Best of Hoag

    I could not put it down. Suspense, mystery, romance, beautiful descriptions of the land and two main characters you fall in love with...what more do you need?

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Excellent

    Great characters and a story that just keeps moving. Loved it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    One of my favorite books by Tami Hoag! Excellent read!

    One of my favorite books by Tami Hoag! Excellent read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    Disapointttingggggg

    I have not gotten through this book...it is taking a really long time. Way to much dirty romance not even the sweet kind. I wanted a mystery and I got the complete opposite. Hopefully the ending will get better. I have read other books by this author but this one is just not doing it for me.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2006

    Looking for Lucy

    This is my second Tami Hoag audio. It is a very good theme with strong characters and story line. Joyce Bean did a fine job of narrating. I recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a mystery. Kit

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 1999

    Wonderful Read!! Couln't put it down!

    This was a very good book! It's a mystery with a romantic twist. The characters were well crafted and the plot was adventursome. My only complaint was that it ended too soon!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2014

    My Favorite T.H. Book!!!!!

    I've read 7 or 8 of T Hoag's books and this is my favorite. She has the normal great suspense and constant action, but the personal relationship in this combined with the all of that brings on a . . . wanting more of the relationship . . . hopefully in a future book!!!

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  • Posted February 16, 2012

    Dark Paradise

    Tami Hoag at the top of her game.

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  • Posted February 15, 2012

    Great Imagination

    Tami Hoag is an awesome writer!! Just finished "Ashes to Ashes" & now I can't put "Dark Paradise" down...each page is as juicy as the last.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Highly Recommend - you won't be disapointed

    I love everything this author writes. She keeps you guessing to the very end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Fantastic Book!

    I just recently started reading Tami Hoag's books and love them all. This book was great!

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  • Posted January 24, 2012

    Awesome Romantic Suspense!

    I loved this book, the town, the characters, the unexpected twists, and who doesn't want a rough, sexy cowboy with hands of steel? Hot and steamy - J.D. wins my vote!

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  • Posted May 7, 2011

    Boring? Not......this was a great book!

    I love Tami Hoag and this particular book was amazing. Not your average murder mystery that is for sure. Set in the wilds of Montana, this story really fires the imagination. Rich charecter development coupled with descriptive prose that bring the beautiful surroundings to life. Fun twists in the plot that keep you guessing! Have fun, I also recommend 'Deeper Than the Dead' from Ms. Hoag. She never disappoints. Happy reading!

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  • Posted March 8, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    A must read!

    I loved this book. It is my favorite book by Tami Hoag. Anyone who loves mystery/suspense and romance, this book is for you. I wish there was a sequel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2011

    Not one of Tami Hoag's better novels

    Sorry....I thought it was boring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2007

    Great Story

    Another great book by Tami Hoag. I found that I really didn't want this story to end. I feel like I want to keep reading to see what happens to the main characters. I did enjoy the mystery of Lucy's life. It kept me guessing and was not what I thought. Though it took me awhile to like J.D. I found myself feeling for him. Great characters, I especially liked Mari.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2006

    AWESOME BOOK

    This book was great. I enjoyed the characters and storyline very much. A good read!! I could NOT put this book down. Great author as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2005

    A first timer

    This was the first book that I have read by Tami Hoag. I would recommend this book to first timers like me.

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