Look Inside. Bottom line: Leaves competition in the dust. Only this time there is a witness. 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. Now she faces the most difficult role of her career—and her life.
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Return to Book Page. Preview — Ashes to Ashes by Tami Hoag. He performs his profane ceremony in a wooded Minneapolis park, anointing his victims, then setting the bodies ablaze. Only this time there is a witness. Not even she can tell if the reluctant witness is a potential victim o He performs his profane ceremony in a wooded Minneapolis park, anointing his victims, then setting the bodies ablaze.
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.
Now she faces the most difficult role of her career—and her life. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published June 23rd by Bantam Books first published March 2nd More Details Original Title. Kovac and Liska 1. Kate Conlan , John Quinn. Minneapolis, Minnesota United States. Other Editions Friend Reviews.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Ashes to Ashes , please sign up. Is this a romance series? Becky Haskins No, however there are parts of romance in the book I would not consider it a romance. Does this book have cussing in it? Kmmoy Yes, lots of F bombs and sexual innuendo. See all 4 questions about Ashes to Ashes….
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Ashes to Ashes Kovac and Liska, 1. Back to reviewing following a long absence due to a difficult pregnancy and a huge bout of newborn induced sleep deprivation! I haven't had much of a chance to do anything except rock a screaming baby lately, so its so nice to be able to read a book. Or I should say, listen to an audiobook.
Finding time to sit and read is still a little bit beyond me at the moment. But hopefully soon! I had listened to another book by Tami Hoag last year, and I always wanted to read another. So when I wanted something that would hold my interest in the endless hours of feeding my baby, I immediately thought of her and randomly picked and downloaded Ashes to Ashes.
Ashes to Ashes is the story of a serial killer, and the joint effort to find them. But he gets sloppy, and there is a witness to one of his crimes. Kate, the crime victim advocate, attempts to look after the witness, Angie.
Kate's past comes back to haunt her when an FBI agent Quinn is called in to investigate the case. In the meantime, more of Kate's clients begin to disappear, she thinks that the killer may have a vendetta against her. This was a great audiobook. I really enjoyed the narrator and the exciting story.
One thing I really enjoy about Hoag's books so far is that she introduces different complex characters, and any of them could be the killer. It isn't blatantly obvious like so many other books, and that is really important to me.
I love the surprise aspect, and because I read so many thrillers, I'm getting really good at figuring who the killer is! Enjoyed the cute love lost, love found again romance aspect of this book. And I enjoyed how it was set amongst the murder mystery, but didn't take anything away from it. Would I recommend Ashes to Ashes?
To any thriller fan! Really liked the audio version, and I am looking forward to reading more by Tami Hoag! I listened to this audiobook through Audible, at my own expense.
View all 13 comments. Jan 09, Mo rated it liked it. I wish I could have given this book a higher rating. I think I have been spoiled by SB and her suspense books. Way too long, way too many details in the first half of the book. Not enough time with Quinn and Kate. Some killers are born. Some are made. I will try more from this author.
Maybe check out a shorter book the next time. I liked both of those characters and would be interested in following up on their story He turned the water off, climbed out of the shower, and toweled himself dry. He had an athlete's body, solid, roped with muscle, leaner that it used to be. The reverse of most men in their mid-forties. Liked that Quinn was a bit older. View all 46 comments. Jul 31, Brian Steele rated it it was amazing Shelves: mystery.
My co-worker and I were always baffled by this book. Running a small used bookstore, we never understood why we had seven copies of this title - and no other Tami Hoag. When an eight one rolled in, I decided I had to know. It was either a horrible disappointment or was go good that it had been issued to every mystery fan in the area. I read it.
It was the latter. A vicious serial killer, wonderfully realized characters, city-level political intrigue, and one of those introspective romances. I can My co-worker and I were always baffled by this book. I can be critical of mystery novels, but this immediately went on my Manager's Pick shelf. A little long winded in some places where they are reviewing and reviewing their profiles and the witnesses. Sometimes it felt as though I had already read the analysis and did do some skimming.
The plot has a lot of moving parts characters but it was fun trying to second guess who the serial killer was. I had identified one twist, but missed another as I really wanted someone else to be guilty. I liked Kovac and Liska and how their characters were portrayed. I liked Ka 3. Quinn had to grow on me as I think he handled his past with Kate poorly.
Ashes to Ashes
He has already claimed three lives, and he won't stop there. Only this time there is a witness. But she isn't talking. 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.
Ashes to Ashes (Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska Series #1)
Hoag continues to exploit the theme of mutilated women A Thin Dark Line , , etc. Someone in Minneapolis is tying down women, then raping, torturing, and killing them. After they die, he stabs them in a ritual pattern, slices off their tattoos, and burns their bodies beyond recognition; to relive his moments of triumph, he audiotapes their screams for mercy and death. His first two victims are prostitutes, but when he turns his hand to Jillian Bondurant, the daughter of a billionaire, Minnesota calls in FBI agent John Quinn, world-famous expert on serial killers and related ilk. In the Twin Cities, Quinn is reunited with his ex-lover Kate Conlan, a former FBI expert in violent crime and the only woman he could ever really love. After the death of her daughter and a bitter divorce, Kate has moved to Minnesota and become a victim- and witness- advocate.