The 9th Girl

Hoag, Tami

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The 9th Girl
Minneapolis investigators Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska find themselves in pursuit of a serial killer whose latest victim is a bullied adolescent who desperately sought a normal life.

Publisher: New York, New York :, Dutton, Published by the Penguin Group,, [2013]
ISBN: 0525952977
Characteristics: 405 pages ;,24 cm
Alternate Title: Ninth girl


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Sep 24, 2014
  • lenteach rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

excellent study of the limitations of homicide detectives. they have inadequate resources and terrible personal lives,which serve to interfere with their job performance.
also a story of current interest- the bullying of someone different by her peers. woven into this is how selfish and abusive modern parents are, how easy it is for a serial killer to operate successfully in a society obsessed with superficial pursuits while really important concerns go begging. how sad it is to be a teen surrounded by all this cruelty,mayhem and madness. no wonder teens end their short lived and unbearable lives. tami hoag is an excellent fiction writer who shows us how complicated everyday life is and how we fail so miserably at it. tami hoag holds up a mirror in front of us all.

Jul 01, 2014
  • vi2856 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Would recommend this one,
couldn't put it down,very enjoyable

Feb 04, 2014
  • ndexter rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

As an avid reader of Hoag and past writing's, this was a very tough book to read and now comments due to:
although she touches upon current social issues, and concerns teens face such as bullying, gay rights, belonging, social media, pedio- phlia, divorced parents; the storyline teeters on being for teens, and teen interactions with dialogue ala Nancy Drew, while trying to sustain the adult tale of psychotic crimes and killers.

Jan 11, 2014

Great book! Tami explored the personal lives of her characters and we got insight that wasn't previously seen. The story was compelling and the book was hard to put down. I would definitely recommend it!

Sep 19, 2013
  • Trevin123 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I thought the beginning of this book was very repetiitive and slightly boring. The ending however got really good.
Just an OK book in my opinion!!

Aug 24, 2013
  • KelseyCLL rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

So many twists and turns, a very enjoyable crime story!

Aug 09, 2013
  • jazpur rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Hair raising. Cogent. Inciteful. Should be required reading for all parents of teenagers. Typical Tami Hoag. I loved it if one can love such a terrible story.

Aug 04, 2013
  • LadyJaneBrais rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book, amazing, what more can you expect of Tami Hoag, always a fab read!

Jun 29, 2013
  • lizzyb rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A really good mystery and great summer read!


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