Book Review: Ashes to Ashes (Kovac and Liska #1) by Tami Hoag

How tough is it can you imagine when a book you have read was months back and you only found time to write a review now. Okay, it was more like I was being lazy. But still reading a series makes it easy for me to pick up next books. (Is the same applicable for you too?) Though the series is named as Kovac and Liska, the characters are very much in the background and the first book in this series is more about introducing them and getting them accustomed to reader’s palate.

The book is written well, but as happens with thicker books, could have been edited and cut short to make the other parts of the stories crisp. But well, I would not have wanted any interaction between Kovac and Liska reduced. I will rate this series a notch less than the Inspector Lynley series by Elizabeth George but still good to go. So, start off with this book and tell me if you were able to guess the Cremator (murderer) because sometimes the murderer is closer to home than you can imagine. Haha, no, that is not a spoiler….Enjoy

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Book Blurb:

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.

About the author:

Tami Hoag is the #1 international bestselling author of more than thirty books published in more than thirty languages worldwide, including her latest thrillers—The Bitter Season, Cold Cold Heart, and The 9th Girl. Hoag first hit the New York Times Bestseller List with Night Sins, and each of her books since has been a bestseller.

Renown for combining thrilling plots with character-driven suspense, Hoag prides herself on her research-based realism, crackling dialogue, and spot-on police procedure. “My first obligation as a writer is to be as true as possible to the characters I’m writing about, to the jobs they do, and to the world they inhabit.” To that end, Hoag has become a crack shot with both hand guns and long guns, studied forensic psychology with top experts in the field, learned to drive a police car in pursuit of bad guys, and developed knockout power in her right hand while cultivating a taste for mixed martial arts fighting.

Tami Hoag lives in the greater Los Angeles area where she is also known as a top competitive equestrian in the Olympic discipline of dressage.

Twitter: @tamihoag

Rating: 7/10
Genre:Mystery Thriller
Book Name:Ashes to Ashes
( Kovac and Liska #1)
Author:Tami Hoag
Publication Year:1999

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Posted on October 28, 2019, in Book Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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