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Preview — Kill the Messenger by Tami Hoag. 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 With this new thriller, The New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag delivers her own message to suspense fans everywhere: A killer so merciless no one in his way is safe—not even the innocent.
At the end of a kilp day battling street traffic, bike messenger Jace Damon has one last drop to make. But mexsenger route to delivering a package for one of L. Only the instincts acquired while growing up on the streets of L. Jace returns to Lenny Lowell’s office only to find the cops there, the lawyer dead, and Jace himself considered the prime suspect in the savage murder.
Suddenly he’s on the run from both the cops and a killer, and the key to saving himself and his ten-year-old brother is the envelope he still has—which holds a message no one wants delivered: In a city fueled by money, celebrity, and sensationalism, the murder of a bottom-feeding mouthpiece like Lenny Lowell won’t make the headlines. Parker is on the downhill slide of a once-promising career, and he doesn’t want to be reminded that he used to be one of the hotshots, working cases that made instant celebrities of everyone involved.
Like the case of fading retty-boy actor Rob Cole, accused of the brutal murder of his wife, Tricia Crowne-Cole, daughter of one of the most powerful men in the city, L. Maybe Lenny Lowell had a connection to something big enough to be killed for. Parker tzmi a search for answers that will lead him to a killer—or the end of his career. Because if there’s one messengfr he’s learned over the years, it’s that in a town built on fantasy and fame, delivering the truth can be deadly.
Paperbackpages. Published February 28th by Bantam first published July 6th Jace DamonKev Parker. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Kill the Messengerplease sign up.
Good story but I have one question — where DO these authors come up with these names??
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Suzette They use their imagination! See 1 question about Kill the Messenger…. Lists with This Book.
emssenger This is a stand alone book and probably one of my favorites by Kull 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 messsenger this much but I was totally pulled into the story. 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 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.
What I’ve been missing. She is a superb writer, quickly drawing you in and keeping you Have you ever read messenher book and thought, “This would make a great movie. She is a superb writer, quickly drawing you in and keeping your attention until the very last page. And the surprise ending is just that I never once had the slightest inkling of ‘who dun it’. You find yourself quickly rooting thee Jace and Tyler.
Dare I say you become very protective of them and you just want to take them in and keep them safe? Jace is that rare breed of young man who is all about protecting and caring for his brother, putting himself last.
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He’s just so lovable. You’re given a glimpse of what kind of man he’ll grow into. A man much like his big brother. Parker killl a good guy but you see him in a couple of moments where you know he can be cruel if he wants to.
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I’m still not sure if I liked Abby Lowell. For me, it was only at the end that she really redeemed herself. Davis doesn’t really come into the story at first. And there we find a demented psycho who’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants.
Hoag adds some great supporting characters. Madame Chen and Andi are both so easy to love. Ruiz and Kyle are so easy to despise. Hoag really brings all of her characters to life, makes them seem so real. The non-stop action puts you on the edge of your seat and leaves you satisfied with a story well told.
Bike messenger Jace Damon is on his last delivery of a long day-a package from one of L. But when Jace tries to make the drop, he is chased, shot at, and barely escapes with the package-and his life. Meanwhile, Lowell has been murdered and Jace finds himself suspect number one, In a city fueled by money, celebrity, and sensationalism, the slaying of a bottom-feeder like Lowell won’t make headlines.
Parker begins a search for answers that will lead him to a killer-or to the end of his career. Because if there’s one lesson Parker has learned over the years, it’s that in a town built on fame messneger fantasy, delivering the truth can be murder.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Nov 30, Janie Johnson rated it messeenger liked it Shelves: 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 tamo long day battling street traffic, bike messenger Jace Damon has one last drop to make. I did not think I was going to like this book when I first started it mainly because of our main protagonist Messemger Parker, which was a pretty disappointing thought considering I love Hoag’s writing. He seemed a lot like Lucas Davenport, a character written by John Sandford that I really did not care for messennger all.
A very over the top messenged guy. But ,essenger that, I liked the plotline so I kept on reading. The book got a lot better the further I went in the story. A lot of great mystery with a twist that I would never have guessed and it flowed really well. It was a pretty engaging story. Now for the characters, all I can say is that they definitely messenher grow on you.
Each one with their own little quirks that annoyed the hell out of me, but somehow it ended up that I could relate to them in one way or another.
There was quite the mix of characters, from orphans to Chinese fish marketers to bike messengers. All of them were quite unique and well mexsenger. Kev Parker, the main detective, just really bothered me for the first quarter taml the book, and then he kind of shifted to a point where I got to see the real him and ended up liking him a lot.
So that made me happy. Not all that flawed, but he had that potential.
I can recommend this to anyone who likes a good mystery, or to anyone who is a Hoag thf and wants a stand alone to read.
Well written with plenty of action and excitement. Dec 22, Angela rated it it was ok Shelves: Tami Hoag messnger to be branching out these days.
Messenged 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 Messengerhas plenty of nasty, suspenseful crime–but barely a whiff of any romance. There’s the sligh Tami Hoag seems to be kll out these days.
There’s the slightly shady cop who’s actually a decent sort despite his checkered past, and while he’s got a love interest, their relationship is established already when the book starts and is not in fact a driving factor in the plot at mesdenger. And I liked the plot; it was suitably convoluted, slathered with the glitz of L.
Problem was, I think there was too much glitz and not quite enough substance. Most of the main characters seemed little more than barely sketched in archetypes to me: Hoag’s writing seemed clunkier to me this time around as well–it was more simplistic, and that might have actually worked some with the story being set in L. And it didn’t help that Hoag gave her two young protagonists a very Jessenger sort of ending that was way too damned self-referential to her own work, including not only the title of this novel but the title of her next one as well.