Books by Tami Hoag

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The Boy

There is an old saying: ‘Two can keep a secret, if one of them is dead.’ Tami Hoag’s The Boy is a dark, gritty mystery that highlights how keeping a secret often involves making sure that everyone else who knows it is, indeed, dead. This is Hoag’s second book featuring Annie Broussard and ...

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The Bitter Season

The Bitter Season is the latest instalment in Tami Hoag's Kovac and Liska series. The two Minneapolis detectives return in another fast-paced thriller, filled with Ms. Hoag's customary high-octane suspense. Unfortunately, the plot is a bit on the unbelievable side, and narrator David Colacci's perfo ...

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The Bitter Season

A good mystery takes the everyday and turns it macabre and frightening. Letters in the mail become sinister missives. An odd sound becomes a deadly intruder. Petty problems and meaningless rivalries become motives in horrific crimes. Family members become suspects and friends turn out to be turn coa ...

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Secrets to the Grave

What if your whole life was a secret? A lie meant to protect another lie? And what if those closest to you had lies of their own? Little secrets that they would kill to keep? What tales would you tell to set yourself free? And what secrets would you carry to the grave? Marissa Fordham was somebod ...

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The Trouble with J.J.

I first read The Trouble with J.J. nearly ten years ago. This time around, I had an audio version for review. Although some of the cultural references are a bit dated, they don’t stop the reissue from being a thoroughly enjoyable read. Genna Hastings has just returned from a lousy ...

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Dark Horse

I haven't read anything by Tami Hoag since Thin, Dark Line, and I'm glad that I picked Dark Horse to go back to. It features dark characters to be sure, but it's an oddly satisfying read. Elena Estes is a former police officer drowning in guilt over her part in the death of a cow ...

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Dust to Dust

Dust to Dust is set in the middle of a Minneapolis winter. If you've ever experienced a winter in the upper Midwest, you know how this book feels. People pull in on themselves. Every house is hunkered down to protect itself from the elements. The nights are long, and sunlight is at a premium. The se ...

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Ashes to Ashes

Just as every reader has a preferred level of sensuality, every reader also has a certain threshold for violence. Tami Hoag's Ashes to Ashes one of the most extraneously violent, lurid books I have ever read - so violent that I really couldn't enjoy it. However, I realize that some readers may be be ...