I recently received this book from Dutton, a division of Penguin Random House for the purpose of reading and providing a review. I am new to Tami Hoag, but I am loving this book! This book is her latest which features beloved characters, Detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska, but because of recent changes, it's perfect for those new to Hoag's work as well as those who are devoted fans. Here's what it's about:
As the dreary, 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 desperate killer on the loose. Most of all, she misses her old partner, Sam Kovac.
Kovac is having an even harder time adjusting to Lisaka's absence, saddled with a green new partner younger than most of Sam's wardrobe. But Kovac is distracted 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 homes: a beautiful home, a family, people who love her, a fulfilling job. But a danger from her past is stalking her idyllic present. A danger bent of 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.
This book is available to purchase on 1/12/2016. Preorder your copy here.
Review to follow!