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Deeper Than the Dead Audiobook

Deeper Than the Dead

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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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    Kaye H. Stamp 01-14-15
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    "Interesting and satisfying. Worth listening to."

    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.

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    Rachel NRH, TX, United States 09-16-14
    Rachel NRH, TX, United States 09-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    If you could sum up Deeper Than the Dead in three words, what would they be?

    Kept me Guessing


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, I thought it was great


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book, the character are fabulous

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    J.B. 04-18-14
    J.B. 04-18-14

    Reading, the arts and physical activity clarify, explain, illustrate, and interpret life’s goods and bads.

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    "All Three Oak Knoll Get the Same Review"

    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.

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    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 03-25-14
    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 03-25-14 Member Since 2001
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    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.<br/><br/>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.

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    Florence Arvada, CO, United States 02-19-14
    Florence Arvada, CO, United States 02-19-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Unnecessarily gruesome and ordinary"

    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.

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    MrsJames77 Williamsburg, Va. 01-10-14
    MrsJames77 Williamsburg, Va. 01-10-14 Member Since 2006

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    "How did we solve crime before the internet?"
    Where does Deeper Than the Dead rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    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.


    What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

    Kirsten Potter is an excellent narrator who portrayed both children and adults, men and women in separate distinctive voices without being distracting.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this author to anyone who loves mysteries and well developed characters.

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    Critter Mama Huntsville, Al USA 01-05-14
    Critter Mama Huntsville, Al USA 01-05-14 Member Since 2013

    Married "mom" of 3 crazy dogs and 1 cat! I developed a love for reading just after college & only recently for audio. Loving it so far!

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    "Even better the 2nd time!"

    I started listening to this book and soon began to think I had read this book already! I checked my Kindle and I was right.... I read it about 2 years ago. I remembered the premise and that I liked the book, but I didn't remember "who done it". So, I decided to go ahead and listen. I am so glad I did!!

    Kirsten Potter is AMAZING in her performance! She brings Tami Hoag's great characters and story to life!! She is the best I have heard so far!

    I would be surprised if you regret this buy!

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    Jennifer Discovery Bay, CA, United States 01-02-14
    Jennifer Discovery Bay, CA, United States 01-02-14

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Great Series with interesting characters"

    I have tried a couple of other Tami Hoag books this is the only series that I have fallen in love with. I like the way she gives the perspective from all characters. If you like a lot of twists this one is for you.

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    susan ADDISON, IL, United States 11-12-13
    susan ADDISON, IL, United States 11-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Goes by quick!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Deeper Than the Dead to be better than the print version?

    I dont have time to read books I would love to sit and read a book but no time. I cant compare.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Being Back in the 80's NO CELL PHONES or DNA!!!!


    Which character – as performed by Kirsten Potter – was your favorite?

    I Loved how she does Wendys voice with the whole attitude!


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

    Yes - no spoilers so I cant say...


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good book takes you back to the time when there are no computers accessible or cell phones or even DNA! Whoa we have come along way! <br/>Kept my attention and I loved the attitude of the little girl Wendy!

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    Sharon United States 09-22-13
    Sharon United States 09-22-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Full of curve balls"

    First time Tami Hoag listener and instant fan. Just when you think you've got it figured out, Hoag throws you another curve ball.

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