Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: The Bitter Season by Tami Hoag

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

She had never been a beautiful woman, he thought as he looked at her in the dim light from the bathroom. She had started leaving a nightlight on after stumbling into the shower by mistake one night, injuring herself badly enough that she had needed to go to the emergency room.
This week my teaser comes from The Bitter Season by Tami Hoag. I got this eARC from Dutton through NetGalley. Here is the description from Amazon:
Kovac and Liska take on multiple twisted cases as #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag explores 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, 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 desperate killer on the loose. Most of all she misses her old partner, Sam Kovac.

Kovac is having an even harder time adjusting to Liska’s absence, saddled with a green new partner younger than most of Sam's wardrobe. But Kovac 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 homes: a beautiful home, a family, people who love her, a fulfilling job. But a danger from her past is stalking her idyllic present. A danger bent on destroying the perfect life she was never meant to have.

As the trails of two crimes a quarter of century apart twist and cross, Kovac and Liska race to find answers before a killer strikes again.


  1. I usually like Hoag's books -- interesting teaser.

  2. Good teaser. Will definitely have to check it out. My Teaser

  3. Oh, I do love the sound of this one...books that show us the detectives as well as other characters, and which allow us to feel their frustrations...these are my favorites. Thanks for sharing. Here's mine: “FLYING SHOES”

  4. Sounds like my kind of "whodunnit". I'd definitely keep reading. Here's my teaser from a Josephine Tey classic: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-16A

  5. Is someone being pried on? I do like the mysterious intrigue in the blurb, thanks for sharing this one!

  6. I enjoy Tami Hoag's books. I haven't read this one, but I probably will at some point. This one sounds good!

  7. Oh wow. That sounds like it's going to be an emotional read!

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  8. Sounds like a complex plot! I think I'd like it.
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  9. I need to read more of this author.

  10. This sounds really good. I love Tami Hoag's books.

  11. Sounds Interesting oh and thanks for stopping by at My TT :)

  12. This one sounds like my cup of tea. I hope you enjoy it!

    Majanka @ I Heart Reading

  13. Oooh, this sounds good! Great teaser :D


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