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Ashes to Ashes (Kovac & Liska, Bk 1)
Ashes to Ashes - Kovac & Liska, Bk 1
Author: Tami Hoag
He performs his profane ceremony in a wooded Minneapolis park, anointing his victims, then setting the bodies ablaze. He has already claimed three lives, and he won't stop there. Only this time there is a witness. But she isn't talking. — Enter Kate Conlan, former FBI agent turned victim/witness advocate. Not even she can tell if the relu...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780553589177
ISBN-10: 0553589172
Publication Date: 6/27/2006
Pages: 592
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 118 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Ashes to Ashes (Kovac & Liska, Bk 1) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
A book about a serial killer that delves deep into his mental state. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time reading this, in awe that someone could write about such things, yet still wanting to read to the end, unable to determine how this story would end.
reviewed Ashes to Ashes (Kovac & Liska, Bk 1) on + 330 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Enough already with the metaphors, similes and idioms. I get it. In this laborious story, Kate Conlon, a former FBI agent and currently a child advocate is brought in to help a young witness identify a man, the Cremator, whom she saw in a park late at night setting a body on fire. As this very long story goes, it gets quite twisted as to who are the good guys, who are the bad guys and which characters are brought in to confuse the story even more. When the third victim of the Cremator is identified as the damaged daughter of a billionaire the big guns are called in, in the form of Special Agent John Quinn, who just happened to be the ex-lover of Kate. One more twist. And of course, now Kates life is in danger. The only thing that kept me reading was that I couldn't figure out who the Cremator was; too many major and minor characters were thrown at you in hopes that something would stick and lead you down the wrong path and yet again you would be bouncing back and forth with possibilities.I dont think I will be reading this author again since about one-third of this book could have been removed and the story would have flowed much better and as an experienced author, for me, she just couldnt keep up the momentum
reviewed Ashes to Ashes (Kovac & Liska, Bk 1) on + 193 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
TAMI HOAG has got to be one of the best writers out there. This one was exceptional. You wondered who the villian was and though I came close the end was a bit of a suprise. A couple of them actualy.
THANKS TAMI.... Keep up the good work.
reviewed Ashes to Ashes (Kovac & Liska, Bk 1) on + 60 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A complicated, very intense and involving read. Hard to put down. Tami Hoag always provides suspenseful plot twists and this book is no exception. Take a deep breath....
sig avatar reviewed Ashes to Ashes (Kovac & Liska, Bk 1) on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Hoag has become one of my favorite story tellers.
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reviewed Ashes to Ashes (Kovac & Liska, Bk 1) on + 35 more book reviews
I love this writer. I read anything she writes. Another great book!
reviewed Ashes to Ashes (Kovac & Liska, Bk 1) on + 8 more book reviews
Tami Hoag's new thriller sometimes is too much and you want to put the book down and pretend that much horror could never exist. But by now you are hooked on the characters and want to see justice. Like most Hoag's books, the twists and turns to justice is tricky and be prepared to be unprepared for the ending.

The book flap tells you the story line, but you are never quite prepared for the gritty characters or the slow trail to finding the killer. A solid read for those who like thrillers and mysteries combined.
AngelWings avatar reviewed Ashes to Ashes (Kovac & Liska, Bk 1) on + 160 more book reviews
This was a fairly good book.

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