The Bitter Season - Kovac & Liska, Bk 5 Author:Tami Hoag A murder from the past. A murder from the present. And a life that was never meant to be... As the dreary, bitter weather of late fall descends on Minneapolis, Detective Nikki Liska is restless. After moving to the cold case squad in order to spend more time with her sons, she misses the rush of pulling an all-nighter, the sense of urgency of hu... more »nting a murderer on the loose. Most of all she misses her old partner, Sam Kovac.
Sam is having an even harder time adjusting to Nikki's absence, saddled with a green new partner younger than pieces of Sam's wardrobe. Sam is distracted from his troubles by an especially brutal double homicide: a middle-aged husband and wife bludgeoned and hacked to death in their home with a ceremonial Japanese samurai sword. Nikki's case, the unsolved murder of a family man, community leader, and decorated sex crimes detective for the Minneapolis PD, is less of a distraction: Twenty years later, there is little hope for finding the killer who got away.
On the other end of the spectrum, Minneapolis resident Evi Burke has a life she only dreamed of as a kid in and out of foster homes: a beautiful home, a family, people who love her, a fulfilling job. Little does she know that a danger from her past is stalking her perfect present. A danger powerful enough to pull in both Kovac and Liska and destroy the perfect life she was never meant to have.« 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.