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The 1st Victim | [Tami Hoag]

The 1st Victim

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.
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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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    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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    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 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kitty Reno, NV 06-20-13
    Kitty Reno, NV 06-20-13 Member Since 2015

    I listen to books to be entertained... my favorite genre is a "Legal Thriller" I have actually been a member since 2001. Love my books!

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    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.

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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.

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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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    Gloria Ross 07-12-15
    Gloria Ross 07-12-15
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    Wish is was longer. Love this narrater. I would like to find more of his reads.

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    Katie 05-04-15
    Katie 05-04-15
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    More like a short story, but good set up for next book. Wish it was longer, I hate these .5 books.

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    Rina california 04-29-15
    Rina california 04-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "short but satisfying, grizzly ending"
    Where does The 1st Victim rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    too short, not sure if worth the price, but interesting, ending was well played


    Which scene was your favorite?

    ending


    Any additional comments?

    no

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    sarah elizabeth smith GLENDALE, AZ, US 03-10-15
    sarah elizabeth smith GLENDALE, AZ, US 03-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Disappointingly short with no closure"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. It was very short and the ending was left open with no closure.


    What was most disappointing about Tami Hoag’s story?

    The ending.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    N/a


    Could you see The 1st Victim being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No. It's too short, it'd be over in the pilot episode and then what


    Any additional comments?

    Boo

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    Misty Croston 02-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "disappointed"

    i didn't realize it was a teaser, not a novel. i feel like I've wasted a credit.

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    Trina Nycol United States 01-17-15
    Trina Nycol United States 01-17-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Too Short but GREAT Book"
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    The book was great, characters pretty developed (considering the length). I didn't pay attention to the length when I purchased this book and was disappointed that it was so short. Great Narrator!

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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.

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