The 9th Girl
By Tami Hoag
(Signet, Mass Market Paperback, 9780451240569, 512pp.)
Publication Date: June 3, 2014
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag brings back her fan-favorite Minneapolis investigators, Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska, in a haunting new thriller.
On a frigid New Year’s Eve in Minneapolis, a young woman is found brutally murdered—the ninth so far this year in a string of grisly slayings. Homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska fear that it’s the work of a serial killer they call Doc Holiday, a transient who has brought his gruesome game to a new and more terrifying level. But as Kovac and Liska uncover the truth, they find that the monsters in the ninth girl’s life may live closer to home. And even as another young woman disappears, they have to ask the question: Which is the greater evil—the devil you know or the devil you don’t?
Tami Hoag is the #1 international bestselling author of more than thirty books. There are more than forty million copies of her books in print in more than thirty languages. Renowned for combining thrilling plots with character-driven suspense, Hoag first hit the New York Times bestseller list with Night Sins, and each of her books since has been a bestseller. She lives in Florida.
Praise for The 9th Girl
“Cannily plotted and peppered with some of the sharpest dialogue in the business.”—Entertainment Weekly (A-)
“A smartly written one-day read.”—Suspense Magazine
“A gripping plot.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel
And for Tami Hoag
“One of the most intense suspense writers around.”—Chicago Tribune
“One of the hottest names in the suspense game.”—People
“Ms. Hoag knows how to take her readers on a frightening ride.”—New York Journal of Books
“Hard to put down.”—The Washington Post
“A snappy, scary thriller.”—Entertainment Weekly
“A chilling thriller with a romantic chaser.”—New York Daily News
“Leave[s] the reader panting and turning the pages as fast as possible.”—The Boston Globe
“[A] no-holds-barred, page-turning thriller.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Slick and satisfying.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“An exciting page-turner.”—The Kansas City Star