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Kill the Messenger

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With this new thriller, The New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag delivers her own message to suspense fans everywhere: Don't turn off the lights, and keep reading if you dare. From the gritty streets of Los Angeles to its most protected enclaves of prestige and power to the ruthless glamour of Hollywood, a killer stalks his prey. A killer so merciless no one in his ...more
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Published July 6th 2004 by Random House Audio Publishing Group (first published 2004)
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This is a stand alone book and probably one of my favorites by Ms Hoag. I've recently discovered her writing and have gone back and read most of her books (opted out of most of her earlier romance novels). At first I didn't think I was going to like the book this much but I was totally pulled into the story.
Angela~twistedmind~
Have you ever read a book and thought, "This would make a great movie."? So it goes with Kill The Messenger. Tami Hoag is a fairly new author......to me.......and so far I'm really enjoying her books. I've seen so many Hoag books over the years; seen a shelf full of her work at the library and thought she must be pretty good to have so many best selling books but, still, I never picked up any of her work. Man. What I've been missing. She is a superb writer, quickly drawing you in and keeping you ...more
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Janie Johnson
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
This is a stand alone book by the author with a great synopsis, so I had to read it. It also makes up my letter 'K' for the A-Z challenge this year.

Synopsis
At the end of a long day battling street traffic, bike messenger Jace Damon has one last drop to make. But en route to delivering a package for one of L.A.'s sleaziest defense attorneys, he's nearly run down by a car, chased through back alleys, and shot at. Only the instincts acquired while growing up on the streets of L.A. allow him to esca
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Angela
Dec 22, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Tami Hoag seems to be branching out these days. The last few books of hers I've read have abandoned her established mold of setting up a hero and heroine (both of whom have angsty pasts they're trying to overcome, and one or both of whom may be involved in law enforcement) embroiled in solving a nasty, suspenseful crime while they inexorably become embroiled in each other. Her latest, Kill the Messenger, has plenty of nasty, suspenseful crime--but barely a whiff of any romance. There's the sligh ...more
R.G.
Jul 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-blogged
As a girl who likes her books on the more paranormal romancey side… this is obviously not my usual choice… but every once in a while I have to break from the norm and read me a good mystery/suspense… and this is one that any reader should check out… There are several different threads to this tale slowly weaving together but it’s not confusing in the way that some authors might thrown too many characters or too many plot lines at you in such a story… Hoag does a wonderful job of slipping in bits ...more
LJ
KILL THE MESSENGER (Suspense/Police Procedural) - VG
Tami Hoag – 25th book
Bantam Books, 2004 – Hardcover
Bike messenger Jace Damon makes one last run of the day and ends up running for his life when the lawyer who gave him the package is murdered. Jace is both the prime suspect of the police and the target for someone who wants that package..
*** I have loved Tami Hoag’s books since her early romantic/suspense novels and she has only gotten better. There are wonderful characters, great suspense, f
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Dorsi
Sep 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one is leaning towards 4 1/2 stars for me. Fantastic characters with a twisting plot. There was one point in the story that I was sitting there with my mouth agape in surprise. It's been awhile since I have read any Tami Hoag. This one did not disappoint. I listened to the audio version & as usual, Scott Brick gave it that extra something special for me. I am still new to the whole audio thing but so far, Scott Brick is my favorite reader by a mile. I am going to have to see is there ar ...more
C
Mar 04, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-fun
My main problems with this book:
- Characters who do not behave the way they seem to believe they should: One of the main characters constantly thinks how he can't trust anyone, etc, but he is constantly doing so.
- A plot that thinks it's clever.
- A plot twist that is without real impact because I didn't care at all about how it affected the characters.
- Characters I didn't get emotionally involved with. At all.
- Another incredibly smart, precocious kid. Ho-hum.
Vonnie Hughes
Oct 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As usual with Tami Hoag I enjoyed this. She does believeable plot twists deftly, unlike some authors whose labor over their ideas practically shouts out.

A clear writer, you get absorbed in her books straight away. Kill the Messenger begins with a bike messenger in LA rush hour traffic. Doesn't come much scarier than that.
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Tami Hoag is the #1 internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books published in more than thirty languages worldwide, including her latest thrillers—BITTER SEASON, COLD COLD HEART and THE 9TH GIRL. Renowned for combining thrilling plots with character-driven suspense, Hoag first hit the New York Times Bestseller list with NIGHT SINS, and each of her books since has been a bestseller. ...more
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