Author(s): Tami Hoag
Elaina Estes's stubborn risk-taking has cost her dearly: her job, her confidence, her career in the narcotics division of the Miami PD and, most importantly, the life of a fellow cop. Now in retreat in Florida with only the soothing presence of horses for company, Elaina begins to find some peace. But then a visitor comes calling. Twelve-year-old Molly Sebright believes something terrible has happened to her older stepsister. Erin, eighteen and trouble, is a groom at the Wellington showgrounds but hasn't been seen for several days. Elaina isn't interested in the case but Molly convinces her to make one trip to the showgrounds. What's the harm in asking a few questions? But when people don't want to give up their secrets, the harm can be deadly. Elaina finds herself in a world populated by the ultra-rich and the ultra-ruthless, a world where anything can be had for a price - including a human life. Elaina begins to realise she must find out what happened to Erin before it's too late to save the girl - and herself.
Reissued in the stunning new livery All Tami Hoag's backlist is being reissued in 2004 Her terrific new hardback, KILL THE MESSENGER, is published in Orion Trade in Nov 04 Her most recent novels have been bestsellers both in the UK and in the USA Tami Hoag is the author of seven consecutive NEW YORK TIMES top 10 bestsellers STILL WATERS alone has sold over 2.1 million copies to date Tami Hoag has won numerous awards for her writing, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, and received excellent reviews for all her novels: 'A taut, intelligent thriller, which is genuinely scary, with a strong sense of place' SUNDAY TIMES 'Confirms that she can turn out a police procedural as gritty, grimy and engrossing as the best of them ... the quality of the writing make [it] a standout novel' OBSERVER 'Tami Hoag demonstrates just why she has become one of the hottest names in the suspense game... bottom line: leaves the competition in the dust' PEOPLE 'Hoag has the bestselling writer's way with a punchy sentence, and keeps the surprises coming right up to the very last page' THE TIMES
REVIEWS'Ex-narcotics officer Elena Este's involvement in the disappearance of missing groom Erin Seabright ... Punctuated by flashbacks to the death of her partner - an event she feels responsible for - Este thinks she can somehowright this wrong by finding Erin. The trail of clues moves from the glitzy world of Palm Beach to the claustrophobic gloom of the nearby Florida swamps ... pithy writing.'CRIME TIME 'Hoag's narrative delivers pulse-racing excitemen
Tami Hoag's novels have appeared regularly on the national bestseller lists since the publication of her first book in 1988. She lives in California.