Ashes to Ashes (Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska Series #1)

Ashes to Ashes (Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska Series #1)

by Tami Hoag
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Ashes to Ashes (Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska Series #1) by Tami Hoag

“Without a doubt . . . one of the most intense suspense writers around.”—Chicago Tribune
 
“[Tami Hoag] demonstrates just why she has become one of the hottest names in the suspense game. Bottom line: Leaves competition in the dust.”—People
 
He performs his profane ceremony in a wooded Minneapolis park, anointing his victims, then setting the bodies ablaze. He has already claimed three lives, and he won’t stop there. Only this time there is a witness. But she isn’t talking.
 
Enter Kate Conlan, former FBI agent turned victim/witness advocate. Not even she can tell if the reluctant witness is a potential victim or something more troubling still. Her superiors are interested only because the latest victim may be the daughter of Peter Bondurant, an enigmatic billionaire. When Peter pulls strings, Special Agent John Quinn gets assigned to the case. But the FBI’s ace profiler of serial killers is the last person Kate wants to work with, not with their troubled history. Now she faces the most difficult role of her career—and her life. For she’s the only woman who has what it takes to stop the killer . . . and the one woman he wants next.
 
“You’ll want to lock the doors while you’re reading.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune
 
“An up-all-night read.”—The Detroit News

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553579604
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/27/2000
Series: Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 91,700
Product dimensions: 4.16(w) x 6.88(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

Tami Hoag’s novels have appeared regularly on national bestseller lists since the publication of her first book in 1988. She lives in Florida.

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Ashes to Ashes 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 122 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am new to her writings. This was the first book of hers I read. I couldn't put it down. After reading Ashes to Ashes, I looked for more of her books to read, and will continue to do so.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book several years ago and read it from cover to cover. It wasn't until the last ten pages that I fully understood who the killer was. Most books I at least have an inkling as to who the killer is. Not this book. It had me guessing till the very end. The plot was intense and gripping with great character development without any of the cliches.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book rivals the best of Stephen King & Dean Koontz. It was an excellent book that was very suspenseful and sometimes chilling. It will make you look over your shoulder once or twice. It's also nice to have a good female mystery writer for a change.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author grabbed me on the first page and never let go. Gruesome crimes abound, so if you can't stomach violence, skip this one. The characters are compelling, the plot lines are interwoven expertly, and the suspense just keeps coming. There are multiple red herrings to keep you guessing right til the end. Hoag created enough likely suspects that I never could decide on one(or two?). So try to guess if you must, but mostly just hang on for a turbulent ride.
JA_Olem More than 1 year ago
It was great, well written, very good at drawing you in and making you a hermit and reading all day. It keeps you in complete suspense and questioning. The only problem, in my opinion, was who the killer turned out to be. I thought that was kind of....weird. Didn't see it coming until the end. But aside from that it was great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the first mystery/crime book I have ever read, and it was a good one. I would recommend it to those who do not read much mystery/crime books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm an avid reader. I've read a few books by Tami Hoag and have loved them. But this one...I quit on page 400 and screamed UNCLE! Found myself saying out loud 'I don't care who killed these women!' The general plot of this book is good but the main characters were driving me insane. They took too much away from the storyline and I found their 'reminiscing' about what they had and what they could have as far as their relationship, very repetative and nauseating. Tami Hoag is an excelent author but this one just didn't fulfill my expectations of her writing. There are still other books of hers I've not read, and along with any of her future books, I'll give them a try.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is really good book and i recomend it to anyone. you get into the killers head and find out what makes him the way he is. the silence of the lambs came to mind once or twice. tami hoag is becoming one of my favorite authors now that im reading 'dust to dust' which is the sequel. she definately has a way with words and just sucks you right in to 'ashes to ashes'. you wont regret reading this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It has you on your toes from the moment you start. Chills run up your body on the graphic killings, and the end is more startling then ever.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never would have guessed. That is the best part!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the pace of the story and once I got started hated to put it down at night
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really intense, thrilling, and suspenseful. Rest of review is a "spoiler alert". What happened to Thor, Kate's cat during the fire?? For us cat lovers out there that's a big deal. How could author forget him. If I missed it, please let me know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A+++
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of her books! This one is one of my favorites, and i highly recommend you to read it!! If you like Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardener, and Karen Rose then you will love Tami Hoag! It is a creepy, all out scary, gory, and detailed book. If you cant stand some torture, and being afraid then its not for you.
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Love the characters. Exciting til the end. If you like detective stories you will like this
Sue5 More than 1 year ago
Great writer.  I'm a follower of this writer. Story grabs you then surprise ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, good character development and suspenseful!
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TeddyThomas More than 1 year ago
Anybody who likes good mystery crime novels will love Ashes To Ashes. Tami Hoag is a master.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book taunted me, I couldn't put it down!
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