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Deeper Than the Dead | [Tami Hoag]

Deeper Than the Dead

Three children, running in the woods behind their school, stumble upon a partially buried female body, eyes and mouth glued shut. Close behind the children is their teacher, Anne Navarre, shocked by this discovery and heartbroken as she witnesses the end of their innocence. What she doesn't yet realize is that this will mark the end of innocence for an entire community, as the ties that bind families and friends are tested by secrets uncovered in the wake of a serial killer's escalating activity.
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Publisher's Summary

Tami Hoag is in a class by herself, beloved by readers and critic s alike, with more than 22 million copies of her books in print. With Hoag's first novel for Dutton, she proves anew why the Chicago Tribune called her "one of the most intense suspense writers around."

California, 1984. Three children, running in the woods behind their school, stumble upon a partially buried female body, eyes and mouth glued shut. Close behind the children is their teacher, Anne Navarre, shocked by this discovery and heartbroken as she witnesses the end of their innocence. What she doesn't yet realize is that this will mark the end of innocence for an entire community, as the ties that bind families and friends are tested by secrets uncovered in the wake of a serial killer's escalating activity.

Detective Tony Mendez, fresh from a law enforcement course at FBI headquarters, is charged with interpreting those now revealed secrets. He's using a new technique-profiling-to develop a theory of the case, a strategy that pushes him ever deeper into the lives of the three children, and closer to the young teacher whose interest in recent events becomes as intense as his own.

As new victims are found and the media scrutiny of the investigation bears down on them, both Mendez and Navarre are unsure if those who suffer most are the victims themselves-or the family and friends of the killer, blissfully unaware that someone very close to them is a brutal, calculating psychopath.

©2009 Tami Hoag; (P)2009 Random House

What the Critics Say

“Bestseller Hoag (Kill the Messenger) ventures into serial killer territory with results sure to please her many fans.” (Publishers Weekly)

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    Jodi Columbia, SC, United States 03-20-12
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    If you could sum up Deeper Than the Dead in three words, what would they be?

    Couldn't stop listening


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Deeper Than the Dead?

    It was just a great story - left me wondering.


    Have you listened to any of Kirsten Potter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, enjoyed her just as well in


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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Deeper Than the Dead?

    It was just a great story - left me wondering.


    Have you listened to any of Kirsten Potter???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, enjoyed her just as well in


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The vivid situations made me


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    Can't wait for a sequel!?!?!?

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    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 03-20-12
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    "Really sorry I spent a credit on this book."

    This book reminded me of Karin Slaughter's Undone in many ways but it was not nearly as interesting. I hated the ending. My first Tami Hoag book and probably my last.

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    Amazon Customer Lumpkin, GA, United States 03-18-12
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    "Can't wait to listen to the rest of this series"

    This is my first Tami Hoag book. I really enjoyed this story and Kirsten Potter was a delight to listen to. A great who done it and with no spoilers Ijust want to say it made me shiver, which is a great indicator for me. I will definately listen to the rest of this series and try more from this author.

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    I am a fan of Tami Hoag. Haven't read her in a long time. This is a good beginning for what I suspect will a fabulous trilogy with disturbing connotations. Can't wait for the next one.

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    anne nenagh, Ireland 03-12-12
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    "Deeper than the Dead is a good whodunit book"
    Would you listen to Deeper Than the Dead again? Why?

    No, because I know who the killer is now.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Deeper Than the Dead?

    When she opened the present and saw the pendant belonging to the dead girl


    What does Kirsten Potter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brings the personalities to life more.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Whwn the child was hiding in the back of the car and saw his father (the Killer), he named the man the shadow as he could not relate this person to his father. That was heartbreaking


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book and wasn't sure who did it until the end

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    Veronica Torbay, NL, Canada 03-10-12
    Veronica Torbay, NL, Canada 03-10-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Deeper than the Dead by Tami Hoag was EXCELLENT!"

    This was exactly the series I was looking for, have had trouble enjoying both story and narrator, but this book made me instantly buy book two! Exciting and great character development with a wonderful narrator!

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    SomervilleWhereElse Somerville, MA 03-10-12
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    I like a good murder mystery as much as many readers, but I thought this was poorly written, read in a fairly uninspired way, and the plot did me in when a main and sympathetic character got involved with torture and terror. I won't be listening to this author again.

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    Laurie United States 03-05-12
    Laurie United States 03-05-12

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    This book is gripping from the beginning and carries you through to the very end. The characters are complex and flow together and the book is exciting and the plot extensive. Wonderful.


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    Loved it. Lots of shifts from person to person but not enough to be detracting from the plot line.


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    Kaye E Steeno New Braunfels, TX, US 03-05-12
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    I bought this book on the "try the first in a series" sale. I was not disappointed. It was an interesting listen from beginning to end. I liked the characters, but was really interested in the look back at forensic science in the 80s.
    I was impressed with the red herrings the author used to try to deflect suspicion from one character to the next, but it still turned out to be the one I thought from the beginning. And yet, there were many twists that kept me interested.
    I would like to say more, especially about all the characters, but if I do I'll give away the ending. I liked it well enough to get the second book in the series.

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