"Kovac had seen more dead bodies than he could count: men, women, children; victims of shootings, stabbings, strangulations, beatings; fresh corpses and bodies that had been left for days in the trunks of cars in the dead of summer. But he had never seen anything quite like this...."
On a frigid New Year’s Eve in Minneapolis, a young woman’s brutalized body falls from the trunk of a car into the path of oncoming traffic. Questions as to whether she was alive or dead when she hit the icy pavement result in her macabre nickname, Zombie Doe. Unidentified and unidentifiable, she is the ninth nameless female victim of the year, and homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are charged with the task of not only finding out who Zombie Doe is but who in her life hated her enough to destroy her. Was it personal? Or could it just have been a crime of opportunity? Their greatest fear is that not only is she their ninth Jane Doe of the year but that she may be the ninth victim of a vicious, transient serial killer they have come to call Doc Holiday. Crisscrossing America’s heartland, Doc Holiday chooses his victims at random, snatching them in one city and leaving them in another, always on a holiday. If Zombie Doe is one of his victims, he has brought his gruesome game to a new and more terrifying level. But as Kovac and Liska begin to uncover the truth, they will find that the monsters in their ninth girl’s life may have lived closer to home. And even as another young woman disappears, they have to ask the question: Which is the greater evil - the devil you know or the devil you don’t?
©2013 Tami Hoag (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars, It was that good! The narrator was great, as he brought the characters to life, great dramatization of each character. This book kept me at the edge of my seat, and I did not want it to end. You will not be disappointed!
Listening to the thoughts of all the characters became tedious. The thought monologs were repetitive and I started fast forwarding through them.
The dialog was sermonizing, pretentious and boring. The female lead, a cop, appeared whiny and weak. The male lead, a cop, was uninteresting. The thoughts of the two teenage leads each having little to do with the plot, dominated the dialog. Their their thought processes were sermonizing, preachy, and inane. I has to fast forward again and again. The characters central to the plot were hardly developed. From this listener's view, the dialog of this novel focused primarily on poor parenting, peer pressure, bullying and teenage angst.
David Colacci's performance was excellent. He has good timbre and enunciation.
It was a daily deal - cheap
I liked the twists in the story that the reader could have never gussed. It could easily be made into a movie. The name is also very cleaver.
Gripping... taut... engrossing
It's like a modern Americanized version of Agatha Christie's works... Nothing is as it seems and people are not always as they appear....and it can happen where you live
Excellent voice for a cop crime drama.... But brought other characters to life as well...would listen to other books narrated by him
Definitely! Couldn't wait to get back in the car for the next installment.
I want my children to read this so maybe they will get an inkling as to "why" I worry so much about them and their safety....
I am a rural mail carrier so I spend a lot of time in my car everyday. Audible has made me look forward to going to work each day!
The narrator was really bad. I had to speed the book up to 1.25 speed just to keep my head from exploding. The story moves so slowly that it's painful. I really regret buying this book.
The narrator was just plain awful. I detested his accent and his manner of reading. It was slow, stereotypical and annoying.
Save your credits!
A must to listen to, I found it to keep me on the edge, never got bored with any part. I would recommend you get it.....
I bought this book off the daily deal not expecting much. Wasn't I surprised! This book was awesome! The narration was easy to listen to. The story is very well written and leaves you very satisfied. It was hard for me to stop listening. I completed this book in two days at 1.5 listening speed. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did and I would definitely recommend and buy more books from the author Tami Hoag.
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
I can't imagine anyone enjoying this book unless they are clinical professionals or violent and ill people.
Expected it to be a more intricate plot
He is always good.
The tedious dialogue. We can get the drift of police procedure and family debate without listening to 6 hours of it. Other authors get the idea across much more succinctly and then get on to the next scene. This dialogue was TEDIOUS. It was like listening to 3 hours of police tape and then a 2 hour family argument.
Boring and horrible at the same time. The constant referral to the victim as zombie girl was demeaning. A tortured child is not a joke.
There is no mystery. The book starts you with a needless horrific death, described in detail regularly. Then pretty much from there on it's kids whining about school bullies, parents whining about bullying, and a professional mother feeling sorry for herself because she decided to work. What a total waste. Couldn't get through the first few chapters. Returning the book.
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