Cold Cold Heart

Cold Cold Heart

Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780525954545
  • 368  Pages
  • Dutton
  • Adult


#1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag delivers a shocking new thriller

Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until a notorious serial killer tried to add her to his list of victims.  Nearly a year has passed since surviving her ordeal, but the physical, emotional, and psychological scars run deep.  Struggling with the torment of post-traumatic stress syndrome, plagued by flashbacks and nightmares as dark as the heart of a killer, Dana returns to her hometown in an attempt to begin to put her life back together.  But home doesn’t provide the comfort she expects.
Dana’s harrowing story and her return to small town life have rekindled police and media interest in the unsolved case of her childhood best friend, Casey Grant, who disappeared without a trace the summer after their graduation from high school.  Terrified of truths long-buried, Dana reluctantly begins to look back at her past.  Viewed through the dark filter of PTSD, old friends and loved ones become suspects and enemies.  Questioning everything she knows, refusing to be defined by the traumas of her past and struggling against excruciating odds, Dana seeks out a truth that may prove too terrible to be believed…


Praise for The 9th Girl

“Hoag’s prose is martial-arts quick and precise, her humor is high-voltage, and her insights into the misery of high school, the toxicity of divorce, and the extreme psychosis of a serial killer are knowing and thought-provoking…one of her very best.”

The 9th Girl…is cannily plotted and peppered with some of the sharpest dialogue in the business.”
Entertainment Weekly 

Outstanding! Tami Hoag continues to set the standard for excellence in her genre.”
Suspense Magazine 

Publishers Weekly 

“Hoag’s strong storytelling soars.”
Sun Sentinel (Florida)

“Fans will experience an uncontrollable urge to seek out Hoag’s other Kovac/Liska novels.”
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Praise for Cold Cold Heart

“A top-notch psychological thriller.” – Kirkus Reviews

“[A] chilling psychological thriller.” – Publishers Weekly

“An unforgettable read.” - RT Book Reviews
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