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The Bitter Season (Kovac and Liska, Bk 5)
The Bitter Season - Kovac and Liska, Bk 5 Author:Tami Hoag 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 a killer on the loose. Most of all she misses her old partner, Sam Kovac. — Kovac is having an even h... more »arder time adjusting to Liska’s absence but is distracted from his troubles 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 care: a beautiful home, a loving family, a fulfilling job. But a danger from her past is stalking her idyllic present, bent on 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.« less
Looking back I realized I haven't liked Hoag's books for quite a while and this one is no different.
The first 50 pages are all about her new cold case partner fighting over what case to start with, her family problems with her ex and her old partners with a new partner and on and on, by page 50 I was skipping, a crime finally did happen but then it was pages and pages of describing it over and over and what is the purpose of that? It just gets very boring really fast and the characters just didn't draw me into the story.
I guess I'm done with Hoag, she'll fall into the same pile as Nora Roberts and many others that I just don't read anymore as their writing as gone down hill for me.