The 1st Victim: A Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska Story, featuring an excerpt of The 9th Girl (A Pengu in Special from Dutton)

The 1st Victim: A Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska Story, featuring an excerpt of The 9th Girl (A Pengu in Special from Dutton)

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by Tami Hoag
     
 

Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska return to investigate the death of a Jane Doe in New York Times bestseller Tami Hoag’s short story The 1st Victim.

New Year’s Day is a time for new beginnings, but Minneapolis homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are focused on endings: specifically, the tragic end of their latest murder…  See more details below

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Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska return to investigate the death of a Jane Doe in New York Times bestseller Tami Hoag’s short story The 1st Victim.

New Year’s Day is a time for new beginnings, but Minneapolis homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are focused on endings: specifically, the tragic end of their latest murder victim, an unidentified young woman discovered on the side of the freeway. Believed to be the victim of a serial killer, Kovac and Liska are determined to do the girl the small justice of returning her body to her family as they investigate her case, but it is no simple task matching the broken corpse to any of the scores of missing persons reports, especially when no one seems to be looking for her.

Meanwhile, recent widow Jeannie Reiser is frantic when she is unable to get in touch with her daughter, Rose, who, as an eighteen-year-old, is a legal adult rather than a missing child in the eyes of the law. Jeannie’s desperate attempts to get the police to believe her child is in trouble lead her closer and closer to the New Year’s Doe and to an evil even Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska may be unable to stop. Tami Hoag once again proves her place as “one of the most intense suspense writers around”* with The 1st Victim. Includes an early look at The 9th Girl, coming July 2013.

*Chicago Tribune

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101609774
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/07/2013
Series:
Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
75
Sales rank:
614
File size:
275 KB

Meet the Author

TAMI HOAG is the #1 international bestselling author of more than thirty books. Renowned for combining thrilling plots with character-driven suspense, Hoag first hit the New York Times bestseller list in 1995 with Night Sins, and each subsequent novel has repeated that performance. Hoag lives in Florida.

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The 1st Victim: A Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska Story, featuring an excerpt of The 9th Girl (A Penguin Special from Dutton) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would have liked to know that this was only a very short story before I paid
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, love Tami Hoag, but i was a little disappointed that it was so short. Can't wait for the next book...The 9th victim.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written; like all Tami Hoag books. Story pulls you in right away and gives you a glimpse of a creepy, sadistic killer. I plan to read The 9th Girl asap! As this has left me wanting to know more!
BillMBM More than 1 year ago
It was an interesting read. I was confused about the ending. This was an abridged edition and I thought there would be more than 65 pages. When I got to the end I was wondering if there was more pages that I had not received or if was a cliff hanger.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ended too soon. Good story but I thought maybe I just got a sample instead of the whole book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story line but it kind of drags
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read but too short
TexasNancy More than 1 year ago
I don't like paying a penny to read a teaser for a book! They are usually given free at the end of an author's books. I should have read these reviews before I paid and started reading. I will be on the alert for any future 'deals' like this. And, I will not be buying The Ninth Girl. Sign me an Angry Customer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though this book was short, it was very good! Kept me guessing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story -- good ending
trbCA More than 1 year ago
I enjoy most all of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First time reading a Tami Hoag book. Its a short story but a great read. Definitely looking forward to her new release the 9th Victum.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like Tami Hoag books. I like the way that she writes. Her writting keeps you involve in her books.Yes I would read other books by this author based on my experience with this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic short story and great intro to her new book to be released this summer. Loved it!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Enjoy Tami Hoag novels but despise trickery...not even a chapter...62 pages. Disgusting ploy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed that this book was super short. There wasn't anything special about this story. I gave it two stars because it kept me occupied for a half hour.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hoag writes a surprising mystery but I'm disappointed it was so short. Have read many of her books and this was the most brief.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is nothing more than a short story, very disappointed with B&N for not revealing that before I made the purchase. I enjoy Tami Hoag but will hesitate to buy another one of her "books".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very good. I really enjoyed it.
wcw1942 More than 1 year ago
Extremely disappointed in B&N for not making clear this was not a real book. Even the short story didn't have an ending. I think I will buy my books elsewhere in the future. Amazon, here I come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
readswith2dogs More than 1 year ago
...but I can't call it a book. It was so short; more like a short story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I only got sixty seven pages.... liked what i read was there than that.....