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The 1st Victim Audiobook
The 1st Victim
Written by: 
Tami Hoag
Narrated by: 
David Colacci
The 1st Victim Audiobook

The 1st Victim

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Publisher's Summary

New Year's Day is a time for new beginnings, but Minneapolis homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are focused on endings: specifically, the tragic end of their latest murder victim, an unidentified young woman discovered on the side of the freeway. Believed to be the victim of a serial killer, Kovac and Liska are determined to do the girl the small justice of returning her body to her family as they investigate her case, but it is no simple task matching the broken corpse to any of the scores of missing persons reports, especially when no one seems to be looking for her.

Meanwhile, recent widow Jeannie Reiser is frantic when she is unable to get in touch with her daughter, Rose, who, as an 18-year-old, is a legal adult rather than a missing child in the eyes of the law. Jeannie's desperate attempts to get the police to believe her child is in trouble lead her closer and closer to the New Year's Doe and to an evil even Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska may be unable to stop.

Tami Hoag once again proves her place as "one of the most intense suspense writers around" (Chicago Tribune) with The 1st Victim

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©2013 Tami Hoag (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Quillen Kay 12-31-15
    Quillen Kay 12-31-15 Member Since 2013

    The Universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

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    "Buy The 9th Girl and forget this one."

    This "book" is really an excerpt from The 9th Girl. It's only a little more than 1 hour long and adds about 10 minutes of new information. What a rip off! I really felt cheated by this one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kitty 06-20-13
    Kitty 06-20-13 Member Since 2016

    Give me a good mystery and I am happy!

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    "Give me more..."

    I chose this book because I like the author. I did not really pay attention to the length. This is a short story. It is well written and has good narration. Needless to say it leaves you wanting more.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    merle 01-17-16
    merle 01-17-16 Member Since 2013

    Retired RN who should have been forensic pathologist.

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    "SHORT, SHORT"

    Where's the rest of the book? ? Good story. I guess I didn't look at length of book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rainfires 07-31-15
    Rainfires 07-31-15 Member Since 2013
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    I thought this was a regular book. Apparently it is a short story. When it ended I was bewildered.

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    Normis 04-15-15
    Normis 04-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Good entriduction for the upcoming books."

    Good entriduction for the upcoming books.
    narrator voices are excellent. was able to identify each character with out a problem.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    gloria 08-08-13
    gloria 08-08-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Don't waste your time or credits on this one....."

    An hour and 30 minutes?? Even setting up a storyline, this one is a stretch,

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 06-20-13
    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 06-20-13 Member Since 2011

    I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.

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    "More to Come"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Since the book was short, my time spent listening did help me finish my chores a little easier. If I had sat without doing something constructive, my time would not have been well spent.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Tami Hoag? Why or why not?

    I've read quite a few of Tami Hoag books before. Therefore, I will read other's. I will not purchase, The 9th Victim, the book following the 1st Victim. If the first book is any indication of what the next book will be like, I have no desire to read it.


    What about David Colacci’s performance did you like?

    His performance wasn't as good as his other performances. However, he didn't have very much to work with.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I don't think anyone should waste their time and money on this book. Invest your money more wisely. Choose a different book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Ballarat, Australia 07-05-16
    Heather Ballarat, Australia 07-05-16 Member Since 2010
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    "I enjoyed it!"

    A great little vignette. Tami is insightful and articulate as always. Interesting and thought provoking. I will keep reading this series. I am enjoying them all !

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    Jennifer Ducummon 04-20-16
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    "Great Book!"

    A Great "Ah Ha" ending! Interesting to the very end with great narration and character development.

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    Gloria Ross 07-12-15
    Gloria Ross 07-12-15
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    "Good read...."

    Wish is was longer. Love this narrater. I would like to find more of his reads.

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    "Great introduction to Tami Hoag"

    Excellent short story and a great introduction to Hoag's Kovak and Liska series. I have downloaded 'The 9th Girl' on the strength of this. Excellent characterisation and plot which is often difficult to achieve in crime short stories. Narrator does an excellent job too.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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