My Review of Ashes to Ashes by Tami Hoag

It had me from “Some killers are born.” The story follows Kate Conlan, former FBI agent turned victim/witness advocate, a no-nonsense, person grimly hiding her soft insides by being tough on he outside. Things get complicated when she is asked to sponsor a young girl, a homeless runaway who witnesses a hellish event, and oh by the way work with her ex-lover, John Quinn FBI’s supervisory special agent from Quantico, on assignment in Minneapolis-St. Paul to profile the serial killer responsible for the death’s of three women, one of whom is the daughter of a prominent and rich man. Other characters in the book are described so well that you can picture them, Detectives Kovac, Walsh, Elwood and Yurek, Officers Liska and Moss. Their dialog keeps the story going and make it real.


I could not put the book down in the last several chapters and I won’t ruin the ending for any of you out there who haven’t read this book yet, but I will say if I had anything bad to say about the book it’s this; the killer is not believable, in my opinion. The way he is described throughout the book I would never in all of my imaginations pictured this person as being strong enough to carry dead bodies several feet. That’s my only complaint, oh, along with the fact that the author does not let us know in the end if Thor the cat is alive or dead.

Minor things really. All in all this is a fast, fun read with twists and turns to keep you guessing all the way to the end. I highly recommend this as your next book to read.


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