The Bitter Season

The Bitter Season

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Kovac and Liska take on multiple twisted cases as #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag explores a murder from the past, a murder from the present, and a life that was never meant to be. As the bitter weather of late fall descends on Minneapolis, Detective Nikki Liska is restless, already bored with her new assignment to the cold case squad. She misses the rush of pulling an all-nighter and the sense of urgency of hunting a killer on the loose. Most of all she misses her old partner, Sam Kovac. Kovac is having an even harder time adjusting to Liska's absence but is distracted from his troubles by an especially brutal double homicide: a prominent university professor and his wife, bludgeoned and hacked to death in their home with a ceremonial Japanese samurai sword. Liska's case--the unsolved murder of a decorated sex crimes detective--is less of a distraction: Twenty-five years later, there is little hope for finding the killer who got away. Meanwhile, Minneapolis resident Evi Burke has a life she only dreamed of as a kid in and out of foster care: a beautiful home, a loving family, a fulfilling job. But a danger from her past is stalking her idyllic present, bent on destroying the perfect life she was never meant to have. As the trails of two crimes a quarter of a century apart twist and cross, Kovac and Liska race to find answers before a killer strikes more

Product details

  • Hardback | 408 pages
  • 163 x 231 x 38mm | 453.59g
  • Dutton Books
  • English
  • 0525954554
  • 9780525954552
  • 1,203,591

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Praise for"The Bitter Season ""Hoag has a gift for creating dynamic suspense, three-dimensional characters, and sharp dialogue. Newcomers and fans alike will find this fast-moving police procedural intensely satisfying."-"Publishers Weekly" "This is a dark, gritty thriller...A real page-turnerthat is sure to please her legion of fans."-"Booklist" Praise for"Cold Cold Heart" "Chilling and satisfying." -"People " A top-notch psychological thriller. -"Kirkus Reviews" " [A] chilling psychological thriller." - "Publishers Weekly" "Tami Hoag is a master of the suspense writing craft."" -Suspense Magazine" "[A] great tale of suspense and danger "Cold Cold Heart" delivers the goods....this book elevates her to a new level." - Jackie K Cooper, Book Critic, "The Huffington Post" Praise for "Down the Darkest Road" A mesmerizing psychological drama on loss, guilt, frustration and implacable, unexplainable evil. -"Kirkus" Hoag keeps tight control over her plot in this book, raising the tension with every page that turns. She knows her characters, both good and bad, and intensifies the conflict in the most absorbing way. Not every writer of suspense can manage it so successfully, but Hoag does it from beginning to end. "Huffington Post" Praise for "Secrets to the Grave" Newcomers will have no trouble getting into this suspense novel rich in pre-DNA detecting methods. "Publishers Weekly" the story zooms along to a satisfyingly creepy conclusion. "USA Today" Praise for "Deeper than the Dead" Once again, bestselling Hoag plots craftily and creates characters readers root for. "Kirkus Reviews" (Starred)"" "The chilling premise and exciting twists make Hoag's thriller in every sense of the word. Guaranteed to be in high demand" -"Booklist" Praise for "Ashes to Ashes" One of the most intense suspense writers around. "Chicago Tribune""show more

About Tami Hoag

TAMI HOAG is the #1 international bestselling author of more than thirty books. There are more than forty million copies of her books in print in more than thirty languages. Renowned for combining thrilling plots with character-driven suspense, Hoag first hit the New York Times bestseller list with Night Sins, and each of her books since has been a bestseller. She lives in more

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3 18% (1,326)
2 3% (212)
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