#1 New York Times best-selling author Tami Hoag returns with her second thriller in the Deeper than the Dead microseries, exploring the early days of forensic investigation, the characteristics of innocence-and the nature of evil.
Marissa Fordham had a past full of secrets, a present full of lies. Everyone knew of her, but no one knew her.
When Marissa is found brutally murdered, with her young daughter, Haley, resting her head on her mother's bloody breast, she sends the idyllic California town of Oak Knoll into a tailspin. Already on edge with the upcoming trial of the See- No-Evil killer, residents are shocked by reports of the crime scene, which might not have been discovered for days had it not been for a chilling 911 call: a small child's voice saying, "My daddy hurt my mommy."
Sheriff's detective Tony Mendez faces a puzzle with nothing but pieces that won't fit. To assist with his witness, Haley, he calls teacher-turned-child advocate Anne Leone. Anne's life is hectic enough-she's a newlywed and a part- time student in child psychology, and she's the star witness in the See-No-Evil trial. But one look at Haley, alone and terrified, and Anne's heart is stolen.
As Tony and Anne begin to peel back the layers of Marissa Fordham's life, they find a clue fragment here, another there. And just when it seems Marissa has taken her secrets to the grave, they uncover a fact that puts Anne and Haley directly in the sights of a killer: Marissa Fordham never existed.
©2010 Tami Hoag (P)2010 Random House
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This is a great series and a good narrator. The writing styles gives the perspective from all characters giving a better perspective and more in-depth story.
It’s interesting to remember what it was like in the 80’s (for those of us that are old enough) I tend to forget the days of not being able to get in touch with someone at any time.
I loved the first book, but this one bored me to tears. Eight hours into the book I decided I DID NOT care how it ended. The winy little girl got on my nerves! I don't know if the author, narrator or both are to blame.
Yes, could not stop slistening.
The story line.
This was the best combination of story line and reader I have ever listened to.
This book kept me so emotionally engaged. The performer drew you into the story as though you were part of it.
I am excited to start the next book with the same characters
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I read Secrets to the Grave and immediately downloaded the next two books in the series. It is a series that I will listen to again. I like Tami Hoag, she is one of my favorite authors.
I would listen to it again because Tami Hoag is one of my favorite authors and she stays true to form with this one.
Loved all the different voices and inflections.
There were a couple times I laughed during the reading of this book.
Yes, it is an entertaining novel with good intrigue...
Yes, just a great story...
A great listen...
This book is entertaining and is perfect for any long drive or distraction.
I truly enjoyed this book, Tami Hoag does a good job writing a murder/suspense thriller in an age before DNA & computers. Although sometimes its a bit ridiculous that the main detectives (Vince & Tony) talk about what DNA will bring to the job of solving murders. I can't imagine any detective in the 80's had any notion DNA & computers would take the role they have taken in solving murders. That is hardly a complaint just a musing I had while listening to this great novel. The characters are rich in substance and don't always take the path that is most predictable. Thoroughly enjoyed this book and the one before it and Already downloading book 3.
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Not sure I'd recommend this book, but would recommend the first book, Deeper than the Dead.
Kirsten Potter did a nice job, and have to admit, Vince was my favorite character, got a bit sick of Ann in this book.
Don't think I'll listen to the 3rd book in this series, as the 2nd was not as good as the first. This one ended a bit abruptly in my opinion.
I LOVE TAMMY HOAG AND I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK!! THE SUSPENSE WAS INCREDIBLE,THE NARRATOR, KIRSTEN POTTER WAS AMAZING AS USUAL!! YOU WILL THOROUGHLY ENJOY THIS AUDIOBOOK!!
Yes you would get to one part and then it would move to another set of people and tell what was going on. At times i wanted to skip ahead.
The part where they become a family.
I really like the series.
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