The Bitter Season

The Bitter Season

eBook - 2016
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"#1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag returns to the bestselling series of her career with a Kovac and Liska case that will delight fans and new readers alike. 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. After moving to the cold case squad in order to spend more time with her sons, she misses the rush of pulling an all-nighter, the sense of urgency of hunting a murderer on the loose. Most of all she misses her old partner, Sam Kovac. Sam is having an even harder time adjusting to Nikki's absence, saddled with a green new partner younger than pieces of Sam's wardrobe. Sam is distracted from his troubles by an especially brutal double homicide: a middle-aged husband and wife bludgeoned and hacked to death in their home with a ceremonial Japanese samurai sword. Nikki's case, the unsolved murder of a family man, community leader, and decorated sex crimes detective for the Minneapolis PD, is less of a distraction: Twenty years later, there is little hope for finding the killer who got away. On the other end of the spectrum, 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. Little does she know that a danger from her past is stalking her perfect present. A danger powerful enough to pull in both Kovac and Liska and destroy the perfect life she was never meant to have"--
Publisher: New York :, Dutton,, [2016]
ISBN: 9780698190832
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

Related Resources


From Library Staff

List - Fall into a good read
SPL_Sonya Aug 30, 2017

Dark police procedural set in late autumn in Minneapolis.

From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Nov 06, 2018

Liska and Kovac at it again, and this book does not disappoint. A real page turner.

Feb 21, 2017

1 of her best. Althou I love all her books.

ArapahoeMaryA Jan 28, 2017

This crime mystery reads like a gritty television police drama. Suspense, flawed characters, and stories that intersect in unexpected ways.

Jan 12, 2017

Filled with suspense ......2 separate cases.....cold case...murder in the present...a solid thriller

Dec 16, 2016

(The sixth book in the Kovac / Liska series)

lenteach Nov 14, 2016

a very complex and engrossing work of fiction. characters are multi-dimensional and have real personalities. a work of fiction that shows a life of crime can happen to anyone and occurs by choice. a life of honesty and hard work may seem too hard for criminals to lead,but a life of crime is much harder,much less rewarding, and self-defeating in the end.

trevordunfordswife Nov 10, 2016

EXCELLENT, excellent mysteries - two of them. Will keep you guessing right until the bitter end. Ugly people in ugly situations throughout. Hoag never ceases to come up with new plots and wonderful characters in her novels: she really is a first class writer of mysteries. If you enjoy whodunits, this is definitely for you.

Oct 04, 2016

Rather a twisty plot but comes together at the end. Very unlikeable cast of characters victims and perps. Glad I am not a detective because they deal with this every day.

Jun 24, 2016

Two separate investigations that roll out as two stories but ultimately converge into one. The characters are well-defined, the plot is complex and it was an amazing read. Enjoyed it more than "Cold Cold Heart".

Jun 10, 2016

Tami Hoag never disappoints and this is another good suspense novel. It was a totally unexpected ending so a nice twist at the end. It was fast paced and an enjoyable read.

View All Comments

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

Jul 05, 2016

Sherryv thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 16 and 99


Add a Quote

ArapahoeMaryA Jan 28, 2017

Murder was a solution arrived at by different means, depending on the motive. In the heat of passion or rage, there was no forethought. It was an act triggered from a part of the brain where motion and instinct lived. In other cases, the motivation for murder was built one step, one transgression, one insult at a time, layer by layer, unit the mind could make an argument for a violent solution to an untenable situation.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings


Find it at PEPL

To Top