- Tapa blanda: 416 páginas
- Editor: Orion (7 de enero de 2016)
- Colección: Kovac & Liska
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1409151999
- ISBN-13: 978-1409151999
- Valoración media de los clientes: Sé el primero en opinar sobre este producto
The Bitter Season (Kovac & Liska) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 7 ene 2016
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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)
A riveting crime novel with crackling dialogue and brilliant characterisation, shot through with dark humour. Budding crime writers should be given this novel as an example of how to do it. As good as Michael Connelly or Karin Slaughter at their best. (MARK EDWARDS, No.1 Kindle bestseller)
well-handled and satisfyingly tense (THE INDEPENDENT)
Gritty, sinister and gory, with wonderfully world-weary detectives, and a craftily constructed plot. (Deirdre O' Brien SUNDAY MIRROR)
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Detectives Kovac and Liska return in the latest psychological suspense novel from number one New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag.
It was a shocking crime.
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?
It was a shocking crime. But it wasn't the first.
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?
Suspense fiction doesn't get smarter than this. Taut, tense and terrifying, Hoag weaves a relentlessly thrilling tale which twists and turns with every page.Ver Descripción del producto
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I finished the book since I wanted to know how things all turned out, but would not recommend it.
Liska and Kovac are a mismatched pair who have worked together successfully as partners on the Minneapolis police force for a number of years. Liska’s ex-husband, also a cop, appears to have the emotional maturity of a seventeen-year-old himself, leaving Liska to raise the boys with little support.
To replace Liska, Kovac has acquired a promising young rookie as his partner, a former MP. “He didn’t want a new partner. He was too old and cranky to break one in.” And as the story unfolds, Kovac proves himself right.
Meanwhile, the force is abuzz with the creation of a new cold case unit, and Liska has opted to join it in hopes she can avoid round-the-clock investigations and spend more time with her two teenage sons. However, against her will she is assigned to a quarter-century-old case that she believes to be unsolvable. And, as luck would have it, the investigation requires far longer hours than she’d hoped.
“It’s cold in Minneapolis”
This being fiction, and genre fiction at that, you won’t be surprised to learn that eventually the two cases prove to be related. But the path from here to there is full of surprises.
The Bitter Season features two engaging protagonists with a colorful, bantering relationship; not one but two fascinating murder mysteries; exotic background information; plus a couple of bad cops, two key characters who are unspeakably obnoxious, and running dialog among the cops that is worthy of Elmore Leonard.
This is not a morality play. As Liska notes, “No heroes in this story . . . Just humans, good, bad, and otherwise.” Amen to that.
About the author
If you check out the New York Times bestseller lists from time to time, as I do, you’ve probably noticed the name Tami Hoag. As Wikipedia notes, “She has had thirteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including five in a 20-month span.” Hoag wrote some two dozen romance novels before turning to writing thrillers, many of them standalone titles. The Kovac and Liska series of (now) five books is one of several short series of crime novels. Hoag was raised in Minnesota but now lives in California and Florida.
If you've never read Tami Hoag, gives this book a try. Be forewarned! If you are squeamish, there are some gory descriptions of crime scenes. You may want to skim over those sections!
I'm not going to say any thing on the story itself- read it-you won't regret it. I will say a couple of things that stood out to me.I was constantly stumped until the reveal as to :what the heck happened to Jeremy and who Charlie turned out to be.
Through every one of Tami Hoag's Kovak amd Liska books I find myself thinking how can these cops in like Homicide or sex crimes or narcotics divisions do these jobs day after day for years and not be impacted in profoundly harsh dark ways all the days of their lives.