This was a really nice suspenseful story. Although I thought many times that I knew who "done it", I was never really sure until the last two chapters. The side stories that occur also flow well with the main plot. It all leaves you considering what those various outcomes would lead you to do. The fact that this is set in 1985 was an added bonus. Just as the author suggests, policing had to have been so much more difficult without DNA testing, cell phone tracking, and GPS.
Keeps you in suspense from beginning to end.
I love Kristen Potter... she's such a good narrator.
I couldn't put it down until the end. Keep writing books like this one. I enjoy it a lot.
I did not want to put this book down. With several excellent possibilities for the serial killer, Ms. Hoag kept me guessing a lot longer than usual. The author's characters, especially the children, are very compelling. The main hero and heroine are likeable and their romance, though a small part of book, was gently touching. I hope we can visit them again in another mystery thriller by Ms. Hoag.
Tami Hoag presents a thriller that moves quickly, has interesting characters and,especially important, is set in 1985-before cell phones, DNA evidence and profiling. The nascent field of behavioral science is fascinating. Fans of killer thrillers will find the story intriguing. Best of all is the narrator. She is phenomenal.
Kept me Guessing
Yes, I thought it was great
I loved this book, the character are fabulous
Reading, the arts and physical activity clarify, explain, illustrate, and interpret life’s goods and bads.
All three Oak Knoll stories are good get away from everyday life and loose oneself in a mystery thriller. Not the best mysteries, always about a horrid subject; but Hoag knows how to entertain.
Book One was very good, Book Two as good, and Book Three was not bad. By the third in one week though, I had enough. Good characters in Books One and Two. Less so in Book Three but the read does not disappoint.
Audiobook. First time I’ve listened to a Tami Hoag story, and not the last, as it is certainly an enjoyable read. It’s rare for a procedural crime novel to be penned by a woman, for starters. How great is that! The who-done-it story of Deeper Than the Dead is filled with well defined characters and suspense. Although the villain became apparent probably a little sooner than Hoag might have liked, it was still an enjoyable tale and I’ll likely continue the series.
Deeper Than the Dead has a significant problem, though. The portrayal by the narrator of one character, the Chicago FBI agent, doesn’t work. Kirsten Potter does a credible job with all except when dealing with this Chicago accent. The character sounded a bit more Bostonian, the opinion of this local Chicagoan. But, this minor faux pas is forgiven … she does a good job with children, women, and men. It’s a fun mystery, worth the purchase.
A quiet town is suddenly infused with multiple criminal and or dysfunctional families. All the suspects just happen to be parents of children seemingly located at the same school in the same grade. Apparently these same kids stumble upon the body of a victim which leads to a serial murder investigation.
This is an excellent read with believable characters that you can care about and root for and also despise. The setting was nostalgic and revealing. We have really come along way.
The plot was fast paced but had very good character development. The murders and kidnappings were chilling and more realistic than you want to believe.
Kirsten Potter is an excellent narrator who portrayed both children and adults, men and women in separate distinctive voices without being distracting.
I would recommend this author to anyone who loves mysteries and well developed characters.