Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Review: The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag

Title: The 9th Girl
Author: Tami Hoag
Source: Purchased from Amazon
Buy Link: Amazon


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?


If anyone of you are a regular follower of mine you will know that Tami Hoag is my favorite author. I love everything she does, even when I read it two, three, four even five times. The way she paints the pictures in my head with her words is excellent.

This book was no different. Zombie Doe - what a great character. Even though this character was dead I really felt like I connected to her. Her friends told her story. The cops uncovered the truth and at the end you could feel the pain. She was the real star of the book even though everyone else was doing the work for her.

I don't know if Ms. Hoag intended to send a political message about acceptance with the novel but that's what I took away from it. Aside from great writing there is simple unconditional acceptance. Something that in society we find so hard to unmask.

This body of work is something everyone should be able to enjoy and identify with because I think at some point or another we all feel loneliness and sadness, which is what Zombie Doe was experiencing when she was killed.

I highly recommend you reading this book if you like a good thriller.

Love Tami Hoag and hope she keeps writing for many years to come!

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