In THE BITTER SEASON, Tami Hoag - the Sunday Times bestselling author of A THIN DARK LINE - returns with book six in the gripping Kovac & Liska detective series. 'As good as Michael Connelly or Karin Slaughter at their best.' Mark Edwards, No. 1 Kindle bestseller
A middle-aged couple - hacked to death in their own home - with a samurai sword. Normal people. Who were they? And why were they targeted?
Twenty years ago a policeman was murdered in his own back garden and the killer was never caught.
One woman might link these mysteries. But she is being watched. Can Detectives Nikki Liska and Sam Kovac find her before it is too late?
A page-turning thriller packed with suspense. If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Karen Rose you will love Tami Hoag.
Praise for THE BITTER SEASON
'A masterful tale of two colliding cases that become one tightly coiled plot, THE BITTER SEASON is Tami Hoag at her down and dirty best. Authentic, dark and intense, this is a portrait of flawed characters on both sides of the law that will surprise you and make you laugh as you double-lock your doors.' - Tess Gerritsen
'Gritty, sinister and gory, with wonderfully world-weary detectives, and a craftily constructed plot.' - Deirdre O' Brien, Sunday Mirror
Bestseller Hoag's riveting fifth novel featuring Minneapolis detectives Nikki Liska and Sam Kovac (after 2013's The 9th Girl) finds Nikki transferred to the newly funded cold case unit, where she hopes more regular hours will allow her to spend additional time with her adolescent sons. Her first case lacks leads and evidence: the 20-year-old homicide of a sex crimes detective shot down in his own yard by rifle. The razor-tongued Liska attacks the case with her usual dogged persistence, despite her initial hesitation, and tracks down old witnesses in the hopes of uncovering a new direction for the investigation. Meanwhile, Sam and his new partner look into the brutal murder of a university professor and his wife by samurai sword. The two cases ultimately collide as the body count rises. Hoag has a gift for creating dynamic suspense, three-dimensional characters, and sharp dialogue. Newcomers and fans alike will find this fast-moving police procedural intensely satisfying.