#1 New York Times Bestselling author Tami Hoag returns to the bestselling series of her career with a Kovac and Liska case that will delight fans and new listeners alike.
A murder from the past. A murder from the present. And a life that was never meant to be....
As the dreary, bitter weather of late fall descends on Minneapolis, Detective Nikki Liska is restless. After moving to the cold case squad in order to spend more time with her sons, she misses the rush of pulling an all-nighter, the sense of urgency of hunting a murderer on the loose. Most of all she misses her old partner, Sam Kovac. Sam is having an even harder time adjusting to Nikki's absence, saddled with a green new partner younger than pieces of Sam's wardrobe. Sam is distracted from his troubles by an especially brutal double homicide: a middle-aged husband and wife bludgeoned and hacked to death in their home with a ceremonial Japanese samurai sword. Nikki's case, the unsolved murder of a family man, community leader, and decorated sex crimes detective for the Minneapolis PD, is less of a distraction: twenty years later, there is little hope for finding the killer who got away.
On the other end of the spectrum, Minneapolis resident Evi Burke has a life she only dreamed of as a kid in and out of foster homes: a beautiful home, a family, people who love her, a fulfilling job. Little does she know that a danger from her past is stalking her perfect present. A danger powerful enough to pull in both Kovac and Liska and destroy the perfect life she was never meant to have.
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I like mysteries (particularly British ones, historical fiction and nonfiction, science fiction and fantasy.
Darn, darn, darn. I am a long time fan of Tami Hoag suspense novels, especially the Kovac and Linska series. Two books back I ended up disappointed with her last Kovac and Linska novel that was also a problem novel about bullying. This one is about sex abuse and consequences. It's not bad, it's just kind of mediocre. The spark that made her earlier books must reads is no longer there, at least for me.
The narrator wasn't particularly interesting either. He's done better in the past, although he is not one of favorites.
I'm very disappointed.
This story feels rushed, and the coincidences are way to far fetched. Trying to tie Liska and Kovach together like this didn't work for me. I like the new partner. Maybe he needs his own series of books?
I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha
Ending was weak & that is the worst thing that can happen to a book.
Well, we all know that narration makes or breaks a book. Not wild about the narrator but listened anyway. Story was decent, not overwhelming. I keep forgetting to listen to the sample but will try to remember in the future. Still enjoy the books by Tami Hoag but prefer a female narrator on her books. I have plenty of male favorites but don't think I'm supposed to go there.
Tami Hoag, weaves a murder mystery that is so tangled that every time you might think you have the murderer nailed - she swings another tidy bit of information and clue that has you thinking otherwise.
I couldn't put it down , the narrator as always David Colacci is excellent so it made it easy listening .
Horrible book. If I could have given 1 star I would have. I very much like Tammy Hoag but this is dreadful. I sent it back unfinished
Enjoyed the complexity of the story,. It wad not my favorite
because the subject matter was very dark. Excellent narration. This will not be my last Tammi Hoag..
"Gritty US Police drama"
High literature it isn't but solid writing and a page turner. Gritty precinct police drama with interesting characters and no 'super hero cop', just these hardened detectives doing their jobs.
Think Ed Mcbain, think NYPD Blue (if your memory stretches back that far).
This is my second Hoag book and I will certainly look out for more when seeking this genre.
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