The 9th Girl

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Jun 18, 2013 - Fiction - 405 pages
19 Reviews
#1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag brings back her fan-favorite Minneapolis investigators Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska in the haunting new thriller The 9th Girl.

"Kovac had seen more dead bodies than he could count: Men, women, children; victims of shootings, stabbings, strangulations, beatings; fresh corpses and bodies that had been left for days in the trunks of cars in the dead of summer. But he had never seen anything quite like this . . . "

On a frigid New Year's Eve in Minneapolis a young woman's brutalized body falls from the trunk of a car into the path of oncoming traffic. Questions as to whether she was alive or dead when she hit the icy pavement result in her macabre nickname, Zombie Doe. Unidentified and unidentifiable, she is the ninth nameless female victim of the year, and homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are charged with the task of not only finding out who Zombie Doe is, but who in her life hated her enough to destroy her. Was it personal, or could it just have been a crime of opportunity? Their greatest fear is that not only is she their ninth Jane Doe of the year, but that she may be the ninth victim of a vicious transient serial killer they have come to call Doc Holiday.

Crisscrossing America's heartland, Doc Holiday chooses his victims at random, snatching them in one city and leaving them in another, always on a holiday. If Zombie Doe is one of his, he has brought his gruesome game to a new and more terrifying level. But as Kovac and Liska begin to uncover the truth, they will find that the monsters in their ninth girl's life may have lived closer to home. And even as another young woman disappears, they have to ask the question: which is the greater evil--the devil you know or the devil you don't?

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Review: The 9th Girl (Kovac and Liska #4)

User Review  - Louise - Goodreads

I haven't read a Hoag book in years, and picked this up as an easy read....it was, but it had a good build up of tension, and subtle clues to help figure out who did it. The characters were good,I ... Read full review

Review: The 9th Girl (Kovac and Liska #4)

User Review  - Katherine - Goodreads

To me this was a really intense story. With two boys of my own, one being a teenager, this made it more real. Knowing where your kids are, who they are with, and what are they doing. Sad story, but ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

TAMI HOAG is the #1 international bestselling author of more than thirty books. There are more than 38 million copies of her books in print in more than 30 languages. Renowned for combining thrilling plots with character-driven suspense, Hoag first hit the New York Times bestseller list with Night Sins, and each of her books since has been a bestseller. She lives in Florida.

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