The 1st Victim

The 1st Victim

Tami Hoag / Dec 12, 2019

The st Victim Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska return to investigate the death of a Jane Doe in New York Times bestseller Tami Hoag s short story The st Victim New Year s Day is a time for new beginnings but Minneapolis

  • Title: The 1st Victim
  • Author: Tami Hoag
  • ISBN: 9781101609774
  • Page: 246
  • Format: ebook
  • Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska return to investigate the death of a Jane Doe in New York Times bestseller Tami Hoag s short story The 1st Victim New Year s Day is a time for new beginnings, but Minneapolis homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are focused on endings specifically, the tragic end of their latest murder victim, an unidentified young woman discovered on tSam Kovac and Nikki Liska return to investigate the death of a Jane Doe in New York Times bestseller Tami Hoag s short story The 1st Victim New Year s Day is a time for new beginnings, but Minneapolis homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are focused on endings specifically, the tragic end of their latest murder victim, an unidentified young woman discovered on the side of the freeway Believed to be the victim of a serial killer, Kovac and Liska are determined to do the girl the small justice of returning her body to her family as they investigate her case, but it is no simple task matching the broken corpse to any of the scores of missing persons reports, especially when no one seems to be looking for her.Meanwhile, recent widow Jeannie Reiser is frantic when she is unable to get in touch with her daughter, Rose, who, as an eighteen year old, is a legal adult rather than a missing child in the eyes of the law Jeannie s desperate attempts to get the police to believe her child is in trouble lead her closer and closer to the New Year s Doe and to an evil even Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska may be unable to stop Tami Hoag once again proves her place as one of the most intense suspense writers around with The 1st Victim Includes an early look at The 9th Girl, coming July 2013.

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      • Tami Hoag

        Tami Hoag is the 1 internationally bestselling author of than thirty books published in than thirty languages worldwide, including her latest thrillers BITTER SEASON, COLD COLD HEART and THE 9TH GIRL 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 leads a double life in Palm Beach County, Florida where she is also known as a top competitive equestrian in the Olympic discipline of dressage Other interests include the study of psychology, and mixed martial arts fighting Visit her at tamihoag, Facebook TamiHoag and on Twitter TamiHoag


    1. It’s New Year’s Day and Jeannie Reiser hasn’t heard from her teenage daughter, Rose, in several days. After the death of Jeannie’s husband, Rose always kept in close contact with her mother even though she has been away at college. Jeannie reports Rose as missing to the police but they aren’t taking the case seriously. Rose is 18 years old and they figure kids that age often don’t contact their parents when they are at college. Jeannie can’t make them understand the special bond sh [...]

    2. The First Victim by Tami Hoag is a fantastic crime thriller series featuring (Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska #3.5) novella, two detectives making a witty team; full of mystery, suspense, and humor. A short audiobook, narrated by David Colacci, delivering an outstanding performance, as an intro to the upcoming Doc Holiday serial killer series.Have read the newer books in the series, and making my way backwards to catch up with the ones I missed. If you enjoy sarcastic humor with your crimes, this dyna [...]

    3. This was not worth the $1.99 charged me. The 1st Victim is essentially a short prelude to The 9th Girl. Given that there's so related, I thought I should read this one quick, since I'm two discs in on the audio book. I shouldn't have bothered. All we really learn is the first victim's name, and that her mom loved her a lot. What really bugs me is that most of the character descriptions are nearly word for word the same what Hoag uses in The 9th Girl. It makes the short feel even cheaper.

    4. Although I like this series and the characters, this is not a book or a novella. This felt like it should be the prologue to the next book The 9th Girl. Yes it was long for a prologue but really it was a cliffhanger introduction to the next book. It doesn't read as a stand alone. SPOILER ALERT: This introduces the "Doc Holiday" serial killer and the first discovered victim. The resolution to this story is just putting an ID to the Jane Doe and not solving the crime. When it ended, I was like WTF [...]

    5. This was a short and quick story~ a novella, that is a lead up to the next book in the Kovac/Liska series, The 9th Girl. I enjoyed the story, the the murder that was being solved was far from complete. I'm looking forward to the next book.

    6. "The 1st Victim" by Tami Hoag is out in e-book awaiting your next need to read. The book is a short novel (61 pages) that introduces the "Doc Holiday" serial Killer case that is continued in the fill length "The Ninth Girl" mystery.Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are the detectives who catch the case of the first Jane Doe of the New Year. The victim has been beaten, raped and tortured before her dead body is thrown onto a lonely stretch of seldom used highway. The detectives suffer late nights agonizi [...]

    7. I bought this (and NOT for $.99) with the understanding that it was a prequel to The 9th Girl. It is not a prequel - it is a tease, and nearly everything in this ridiculously short book is covered in The 9th Girl. I am reluctant to even call it a book, since it has no actual story arc - it's just a handful of introductory chapters to what is eventually a pretty good serial killer mystery. In, you know, the next book.Although I have enjoyed all of the Tami Hoag detective stories that I have read [...]

    8. Už mi tie detektívky chýbali, dlho som žiadnu nečítala.První oběť je akési into ku knihe Devátá dívka. Vidíte ten posun? Od prvej k deviatej? Desivé, čo? Ani táto krátka novela nie je iná. Kriminalisti Sam Kovac a Nikki Lisková majú telo. Nemajú meno, nemajú miesto činy, motív, nič. Iba mŕtve dievča, ktoré niekto na Nový rok pohodil pri ceste. Novoročná Jane Doe. Jeannie Reiserová hľadá dcéru. Naposledy sa jej ozvala na Silvestra, keď cestovala na internát a [...]

    9. Tami Hoag gets us all set up in this short story for what promises to be a roller coaster ride in her upcoming book The 9th Victim. In The 1st Victim, veteran homicide detectives, Kovac and Liska get a busy start to the new year when a young girl is found dead on the side of the road. As the investigation gets underway a pattern seems to be formingyoung women across the country killed on Halloween, Thanksgiving, and now New Year's. What began as an isolated murder now points to a potential seria [...]

    10. I wouldn't have missed anything if I didn't read/listen to this. It didn't do anything as a prequel to the next installment. In fact, it could have been trimmed then included in Book 4 (The 9th Girl) as a Prologue rather than making me have to pay for it.

    11. This needs to be read/listened to before "the ninth girl" THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLYSam Kovac and Nikki Liska are the detectives who catch the case of the first Jane Doe of the New Year. The victim has been beaten, raped and tortured before her dead body is thrown onto a lonely stretch of seldom used highway. The detectives suffer late nig [...]

    12. 3 1/2 Stars: Novella about the creepy serial killer, Fox Holiday. The title is a misnomer because Rose wasn't his first victim. Good back and forth from the parents perspective to the investigative detectives. Tough topic.

    13. I always enjoy running characters being developed during several novels. I take interest in the characters’ back stories, almost as though they were real people. This is a successful duo used in murder mysteries. I recommend reading it.

    14. The 1st Victim by Tami Hoag would be #3.5 in the Kovac/Liska Detective series. It is a short story that introduces a serial killer which will be fleshed out in her next book.That being said, this is still a good story. It is about the death of a young girl, found at the side of the road on New Year's Day, and being investigated by Kovac & Liska. She has been tortured and raped. They can't identify her, and it is driving them both nuts. It is also the story of a mother who knows her daughter [...]

    15. Murder most foul! An excellent short for murder mystery fans!The 1st Victim was an extremely engaging and well written short story. I didn’t realize this until after I read it but there are several books already released featuring these two homicide detectives and this particular short was written as a precursor to Tami Hoag’s latest book in their series The 9th Girl. The 1st Victim is where we are introduced to the serial killer that they have nick named Doc Holiday who brutally kills young [...]

    16. The last novel that I read in the Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska series was Prior Bad Acts. Please read the preceding novels in this series in order to catch yourself up with the history of both characters.After I finished that novel I hoped that Tami Hoag would return to Sam and Nikki's tales so I could see how things turned out with the characters. At the end of Prior Bad Acts a lot of things were left up in the air. The only thing I was disappointed with was that Sam is still quite alone. This nov [...]

    17. 4.5 stars. This was a fantastic short teaser for the next book in series! I love Sam Kovac and Nikki "Tinks" Liska. It was an interesting point of view to switch between the mother of the missing girl, Rose, and Kovac and Liska discovering a victim and searching for clues to catch her killer and her identity.I felt terribly for Rose's mother trying to find her 18 year old adult daughter without any help. This would be terrifying and so very frustrating. I wish she didn't have her nightmare confi [...]

    18. The 1st Victim by Tami Hoag is published by Penguin Group. This is a short story/novella that is the prelude to The Ninth Girl scheduled for release sometime this summer.Sam Kovac and his partner Nikki Liska get a call about a body found on the side of the road on New Years Day. Jane Doe has apparently never been reported missing.Meanwhile a mother in another state is frantic that she hasn't heard from her daughter. While she gets the run around from the cops, Jeannie Reiser knows deep down that [...]

    19. This is just a quick-read novella preview/prequel to The 9th Girl. I can see how someone who paid for it not knowing what they were in for could be frustrated. But I had no complaints about its length, since I knew what I was getting into, and I got it from the library. I thought it was a good, quick read, and all the key Tami Hoag elements are there - a familiar detective pair, unflinching crime details, brisk pacing, decent characterization.My complaints come up having started The 9th Girl rig [...]

    20. These days quite a few writers are releasing free or low cost short stories/teasers ahead of their latest book. In this case the ebook also served as an introduction to the detectives for anyone new to the series as well as setting up some back story for the next novel in the series. The 1st Victim turned out to be quite a poignant story of a mother trying to get the police to take the disappearance of her 18-year old daughter seriously while elsewhere police are seeking to identify a Jane Doe. [...]

    21. So here’s yet another author selling a novella almost certainly as a marketing gimmick to help promote their next full-length novel, the obligatory first chapter teaser of which is included herein. “Victim” is a decent story featuring Hoag regulars Minneapolis homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska, indeed featured in Hoag’s latest novel “The 9th Girl”. In this roughly 60-page ebook, the dead body of a “Jane Doe” is discovered early on New Year’s Day; and most of the sto [...]

    22. This is a fabulous set up for The 9th Victim which I have in audiobook which is now higher on my list after reading this. I like Kovac and Liska anyway but this story introduces our serial killer nicely. The title is a misnomer. Our victim really isn't the first but she might be the first where there is such a vocal advocate. Her mother knows that Rose wouldn't simply disappear. But she can't get the police to cooperate. Kovac and Liska have a Jane Doe so unrecognizable they aren't sure they wan [...]

    23. Somewhat of a spoiler - but I don't tell you who the bad person is. This was a good quick read. I think it's a prequel to Girl Gone (?). I tried to find the first Kovac/Liske book every time I look it up it doesn't look like the first of the series. So needless to say, I didn't have a lot of back story on the two central detectives, but the book was still enjoyable and easy to follow. On my Nook, it was only 67 pages. I believe this is the first book I've read by Tami Hoag. I enjoyed her writing [...]

    24. I can't believe how great a short story this was. I love Tami Hoag's books, and am very much looking forward to her next book featuring Liska and Kovac. It feels like it has been too long since I last visited with them. I should also mention that I love short stories, particularly when executed well.This story was wonderful. It was astonishing how the author managed to pack suspense, emotion and character development into very few pages. Well worth the read, and I suspect it will be a great lead [...]

    25. Loved this look into the frustrations of an unsuccessful investigation, viewed from the perspective of the police and the mother. It's meant as a prequel to The 9th Girl, but I'm glad I didn't read it until afterwards as you could connect certain dots earlier than you would otherwise. Though this is just a short, Hoag does not stint with her writing. It's as full and satisfying as in her longer works.

    26. Kovac and Liska are called to a murder scene on theMinnesota hwy. The girl with no id or anythng badly beaten. New Years day Jane Doe. While a mother from Kansas is fretting over her missing daughter and getting no help from the police. This story goes back and forth beyween cities til the cops and mother meet to id the young girl. Ms. Hoag has given us a clue to the killer but ends the story. it really is a good intro for following the cases.

    27. This one broke my heart. I hated what Rose's mother went through, how the police didn't/wouldn't listen to her. I was glad that she didn't give up, that she kept badgering them until they did their job. I liked that Kovac and Liska cared about the nameless girl, that they kept looking for who she was. When they learned who their Jane Doe was, it was bittersweet, they knew, but in knowing they crushed someone else's hope.

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