Ashes to Ashes

Version: Abridged
Author: Tami Hoag
Narrator: Melissa Leo
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published In: October 2003
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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Overview

A monster known as the Cremator is killing prostitutes in Minneapolis parks and setting their bodies on fire. When one of his victims turns out to be the daughter of a local billionaire, and a homeless teenager claims to have witnessed the burning, it brings together former FBI agent Kate Conlan and the Bureau's top serial-killer profiler, John Quinn. Conlan and Quinn share a painful personal history; now they have to work together against a very smart lunatic who seems to be able to read their minds.

Reviews (13)

Ahes to Ashes

Written by Anonymous from San Diego, CA on May 15th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Good story and the ending was a surprise. I enjoy Tami Hoag's style.

Ashes to Ashes

Written by Marlene Alhandy on April 15th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 1/5

The two words that sum up this book are gratuitous violence. The plot was lost. I didn't care whether Conlan and Quinn ended up together or what happened 5 years before. The plot development stalled because I felt the author was trying to shock the reader rather then develop a storyline.

Ashes to Ashes

Written by ladyk on September 26th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Was looking for a good mystery, similar to Grisham. Was very disappointed. Very gory. Too much gory details. Excessively bad language. Not even a very good story. Waste of time. Will not listen to any more Tami Hoag.

Ashes to Ashes

Written by Pamela Christensen from Long Beach, CA on May 3rd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

It was a fun story...ok...gory and lots of creepy murder stuff...but fun for the ride home from work in L.A. traffic! I really enjoyed it and think most people would.

Ashes to Ashes

Written by molly120 on March 7th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This is a story which moves along at a good pace. The narrator should be charged with criminal overacting though. At some points it even became an irritant to listen to. It just wasn't necessary and was a bit of a farce in some spots. Otherwise it is well worth renting and perhaps others won't find the reader anywhere near as annoying as I did.

Ashes to Ashes

Written by Anonymous on April 17th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Excellent!! By far one of the best audio books I have ever listened to!! Just listening to this book makes me want to order more books by Tami Hoag. You won't be disappointed!!

Ashes to Ashes

Written by Walter Stephens on January 13th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Great book, I didn't figure it out until almost the end of book.

Kept me guessing!

Written by Anonymous from Brandon, MS on October 13th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Difficult to listen to sometimes but a good story. I was very surprised by the ending, which is all you can ask of a good mystery!!

Ashes To Ashes

Written by Gal Cohensandler on August 6th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I found that the story was very enjoyable. The characters were well developed and there was an easy flow to the plot. The reading was well done.

Ashes to Ashes

Written by Anonymous on April 1st, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Really enjoyed the book.

Author Details

Author Details

Hoag, Tami

Tami Hoag was born Tami Mikkelson on the 20th of January 1959 in Minnesota. The town she lived in was very small, and there were few children her own age around her, prompting her to develop an active imagination and create stories from a young age. She completed high school and married her high school boyfriend, Daniel Hoag, in 1977.

Hoag never completed a level of schooling higher than high school, as she and her husband moved to a small town without easy college access. She spent the ten years working a variety of jobs, such as photographer’s assistant, showhorse trainer, typist, and salesperson. In 1988 she had her first publication; a romance in the Bantam Books Loveswept Line. After much success in the romance genre she switched to thrillers, where she was equally, if not more, successful and hit the New York Times Bestseller list thirteen consecutive times.

Hoag belongs to a group of women who all made the switch from romance to thriller at roughly the same time; called the “Divas”, they provide support and encouragement to each other.

Hoag currently lives in Virginia.