Some popular books by Tami Hoag include "The 1st Victim," "The 9th Girl" and "Cold Cold Heart." Some other books include "Down the Darkest Road," "The Secrets of the Grave" and "Deeper Than the Dead."
"The 1st Victim" follows Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska as they focus on the New Year's murder investigation of a Jane Doe believed to be the latest victim of a serial killer. Meanwhile, a mother is missing her 18-year-old daughter and cannot get any police cooperation. She takes matters into her own hands, leading her closer to a vicious serial killer.
"The 9th Girl" is another Kovac and Liska book with a New Year's victim. The body fell from the trunk of a car and into traffic, making it unidentifiable. Kovac and Liska believe she is the ninth victim of a serial killer named Doc Holiday who murders transients on holidays. When another girl goes missing, they discover terrible truths about the first victim, realizing her killer might be someone she knew.
"Cold Cold Heart" follows Dana Nolan after she has been attacked and nearly killed by a serial killer. Dana tries to get herself back to some kind of normalcy by relocating to her hometown. Her return causes local police to reopen the case of her missing best friend who disappeared shortly after they graduated from high school. Dana must deal with her PTSD while finding the truth about her friend and the people she thought she knew.