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Book Review of The 9th Girl (Kovac / Liska, Bk 4)

The 9th Girl (Kovac / Liska, Bk 4)
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THE 9TH GIRL was the July 2015 pick in my online book club, The Reading Cove.

Fantastic read!

Man, it's not easy finding high quality police procedurals that tell a well-written, well-plotted story that doesn't use gore gratuitously, for shock value. (ahem, Karin Slaughter)

THE 9TH GIRL hooked me from the word go and I couldn't put the book down until I reached the end and found out what the heck happened! There were several LOL moments and witty one-liners, I totally loved the dialogue and banter among the cops.

Usually, I get itchy fingers and can't resist the urge to skip the (boring) police investigation (yawn), hop right to the end and find out whodunnit, but Tami Hoag has created some really well developed characters in homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska! Even though I haven't read the other books in the series, as I read along in this story, it felt as if I knew them and I wanted to go along step-by-step as they worked to solve the grotesque murder of a teenaged girl on New Years Eve.

Now, I will say that I feel the plot may have rather conveniently had them overlook one of those steps in order to prolong things a bit, but not enough to keep this from being a quality murder mystery. I highly recommend it! A-