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The Bitter Season Audiobook

The Bitter Season

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Publisher's Summary

#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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    Sires Chesapeake, OH, United States 01-24-16
    Sires Chesapeake, OH, United States 01-24-16 Member Since 2012

    I like mysteries (particularly British ones, historical fiction and nonfiction, science fiction and fantasy.

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    "Another Tami Hoag Problem Novel"

    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.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Sophia S. 01-16-16
    Sophia S. 01-16-16
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    "Not as good as previous books"

    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?

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine J. Pondozzi Laurel, Maryland 02-07-16
    Catherine J. Pondozzi Laurel, Maryland 02-07-16 Member Since 2013

    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

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    "Not as good as i hoped it would be."

    Ending was weak & that is the worst thing that can happen to a book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy 03-14-16
    Kathy 03-14-16 Member Since 2004
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    "Not Good"
    Any additional comments?

    Sorry I wasted a credit. Not the Tami Hoag I've grown to love. Poor narration!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 03-09-16
    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 03-09-16
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    "Not my favorite"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paula N. Testerman 01-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great murder thriller!"

    This book keeps your attention and keeps you guessing all the way to the end. great suspense
    to the very end!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    helen melbourne, Australia 01-15-16
    helen melbourne, Australia 01-15-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Whoa, Didn't see that coming!"

    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 .

    10 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Acme, Alberta, Canada 01-16-16
    Brenda Acme, Alberta, Canada 01-16-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Don't waste your credit"

    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

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    vcmquilts 02-27-16
    vcmquilts 02-27-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Tami has done better"

    This did not hold my interest. I was glad when it was over. Not her best by a long shot. Sorry, I have always enjoyed her work before.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Colette M. Cummings St. Louis, MO USA 01-18-16
    Colette M. Cummings St. Louis, MO USA 01-18-16 Member Since 2012
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    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..

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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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