The Bitter Season

The Bitter Season

by Tami Hoag

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Overview

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 again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101985359
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 144,033
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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 California.

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The Bitter Season (Signed Book) (Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska Series #5) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tami Hoag is one of those authors who seem to get better and better with each book! She also does'nt need to pump one out every month to remain on book shelves. Read this in 2 days and then when finished wish I could have read slower. Highly recommend this to all!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book...this series is my favorite, please continue to write about Liska and Kovak!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a long, long time Tami Hoag fan, I anxiously stalk her website for upcoming releases. I have been sitting on "The Bitter Season" preordered for what feels like years! ? It was really great to be reunited with "Kojak & Tinks" again in this truly breathtaking, thrilling mystery filled with murder and mayhem and lots of juicy drama. Also, I am a sucker for "surprises" and Hoag did a great job giving me a couple with this one! Friends, I even lost sleep over this book! Needless tonsay, I HIGHLY recommend it! Enjoy! Cheers, Lisa (@NurseLisainOhio)
Anonymous 10 days ago
I liked the main characters and she is a good writer, but I had to skip so many pages - even a whole chapter - because of horrible violence.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Anonymous 9 months ago
just+a+little+slacking+in+the+beginning
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing! Intense! Captivating, and terrifying!! Nailed it again Tami Hoag!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. It grabs hold quickly and drags you through multiple twists and turns on its way to resolution. It is an excellent, well crafted story with fully developed characters and a quirky ending. Give it 15 minutes and you will read it all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So glad I read the following up after Liska decided to leave homicide. Her first cold case.. Did not disappoint!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It started out with promise of being a good story, but the further I got into the book, the story dragged and became increasingly ridiculous. Also, several story lines were left unexplained and unresolved. I can’t recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very quick
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this one down! So many twists and turns. A great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read in 2 days, didn't want to put down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
4stars ! !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tami Hoag at her bedt. My heart is still pounding !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was disapointed at the beginning there seemed to be to many characters but halfway through I could not put the book down . I had to finish it to see who did it. Very good ending, great twist of the plot.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Been a fan of Tami Hoag for years. Especially like the Kovac - Liska novels. This book didn't disappoint. Kept my interest all the way until the end. Can't wait until her next book.
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KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
The Bitter Season by Tami Hoag is the latest Kovac and Liska novel. Liska has transferred to the new Cold Case Unit (funded with a half a million-dollar grant) in Minneapolis, Minnesota to have regular hours and spend more time with her two sons. After going through hundreds of files the new unit meets to discuss their first case. Gene Grider (a retired detective) has come back to the cold case unit with an agenda. He wants the first case they work on to be the Ted Duffy case. Ted Duffy was an officer who was killed on the job twenty-five years previously. Grider is very determined (and a misogynist). The boss decides it will be the first case, but Liska will work it (a new set of eyes and since Grider did not solve it the first time around). Grider is not thrilled and goes out of his way to make things difficult for Nikki Liska. Sam Kovac misses his old partner, Nikki Liska. Kovac is on his third partner in three months. His latest is Michael Taylor (a fledgling homicide detective). Kovac’s latest case is the death of Dr. Lucien Chamberlain and his wife. They were murdered (in a gruesome fashion) with a Japanese sword from Dr. Chamberlain’s collection. Who wanted to kill this professor and his wife? Nikki Liska dives into her case. However, it seems like the Duffy family does not seem to really want the case solved. No one will answer questions. Liska is relentless in her pursuit of closing this case especially when she discovers that her case and Kovac’s are connected. Someone is not telling the truth. Liska and Kovac will have to work through the secrets and lies to reveal the killer. The Bitter Season was just wonderful. I did not want to put this book down! There were so many wonderful twists and turns (I just loved it). The mystery was complicated and not easy to solve (but I did). I enjoyed how this mystery was revealed to the reader. There is an overabundance of foul language in the book (which I did not enjoy). The Bitter Season is well-written, fast paced, and has great characters. The Bitter Season can be read if you have not enjoyed the previous books in the series (I have not read other books in this series). I give The Bitter Season 5 out of 5 stars. I cannot wait for the next book in the Kovac and Liska series. I received a complimentary copy of The Bitter Season from NetGalley in exchange for an honest evaluation of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tami Hoag has yet done it again! Excellent with lots of twists and turns.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is just a great andvexciting read. Kat
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great suspensful read. Love all her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tami Hoag is a terrific writer. Kept me guessing right to the end. I liked her very first book & they just keep on coming. I can hardly wait for the next one. I have liked Tami Hoag's books since her very first one. Each book is just as good as the first. I can hardly wait for her next book.