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  • The 1st Victim

  • Written by: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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The 1st Victim

Written by: Tami Hoag
Narrated by: David Colacci
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Publisher's Summary

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 18-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" (Chicago Tribune) with The 1st Victim

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©2013 Tami Hoag (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • gloria
  • 2013-08-08

Don't waste your time or credits on this one.....

An hour and 30 minutes?? Even setting up a storyline, this one is a stretch,

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  • Kitty
  • 2013-06-20

Give me more...

I chose this book because I like the author. I did not really pay attention to the length. This is a short story. It is well written and has good narration. Needless to say it leaves you wanting more.

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  • merle
  • 2016-01-17

SHORT, SHORT

Where's the rest of the book? ? Good story. I guess I didn't look at length of book.

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  • Rainfires
  • 2015-07-31

What?

I thought this was a regular book. Apparently it is a short story. When it ended I was bewildered.

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  • Quillen Kay
  • 2015-12-31

Buy The 9th Girl and forget this one.

This "book" is really an excerpt from The 9th Girl. It's only a little more than 1 hour long and adds about 10 minutes of new information. What a rip off! I really felt cheated by this one.

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  • Pamela Dale Foster
  • 2013-06-20

More to Come

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Since the book was short, my time spent listening did help me finish my chores a little easier. If I had sat without doing something constructive, my time would not have been well spent.

Would you be willing to try another book from Tami Hoag? Why or why not?

I've read quite a few of Tami Hoag books before. Therefore, I will read other's. I will not purchase, The 9th Victim, the book following the 1st Victim. If the first book is any indication of what the next book will be like, I have no desire to read it.

What about David Colacci’s performance did you like?

His performance wasn't as good as his other performances. However, he didn't have very much to work with.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

Any additional comments?

I don't think anyone should waste their time and money on this book. Invest your money more wisely. Choose a different book.

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  • bebe
  • 2019-10-22

A gripping short story

This is the introduction to The 9th Girl. It is short story of a mother's search for her missing daughter, Rose. She went missing on New Year's Day. The mother lives in Kansas. The police just will not take her report of a missing person because the girl is 18. The police in Minneapolis are searching for the identity of a young girl found dumped on the side of the road - tortured, beaten and stabbed to death. Finally the lines cross. Sad but very interesting story.

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  • Normis
  • 2015-04-15

Good entriduction for the upcoming books.

Good entriduction for the upcoming books.
narrator voices are excellent. was able to identify each character with out a problem.

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  • LMKoepp
  • 2014-02-04

This is a poor excuse for a book.

I don't know why the author wasted her time writing this short, pointless, excuse for fictional mystery. It was boring, slow, uninteresting and put me to sleep. Don't waste your time. I have enjoyed a few of Tami Hoag's other offerings and they were great but this was not up to par.

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  • Happy Camper
  • 2022-10-14

Not happy

I thought it was a misprint when I saw that this title was only an hour and 30 minutes, great story and great performance but very bummed that I wasted my last credit on it!!