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.
©2013 Tami Hoag (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I am rarely seen without my headphones on and my iPod clipped on my waist. I love my books.
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.
I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.
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.
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.
His performance wasn't as good as his other performances. However, he didn't have very much to work with.
I don't think anyone should waste their time and money on this book. Invest your money more wisely. Choose a different book.
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!
I wouldn't know...only listened to the audio version.
It made me upset that it was so short and that the ending wasn't complete. Yeah it told you who did it, but it didn't finish.
I don't know why the author wasted her time writing this short, pointless, excuse for fictional mystery. It was boring, slow, uninteresting and put me to sleep. Don't waste your time. I have enjoyed a few of Tami Hoag's other offerings and they were great but this was not up to par.
An hour and 30 minutes?? Even setting up a storyline, this one is a stretch,
To short, poor plot, never captured the killer. No justice for the victims families.
"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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