Deeper Than the Dead

By Tami Hoag; Kirsten Potter (Read by)
(Random House Audio, Compact Disc, 9780739365809)

Publication Date: December 29, 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc, Mass Market Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Compact Disc, Paperback, Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the February 2010 Indie Notables
“This is a wonderfully written thriller about a small town that discovers they have a serial killer among them. Tami Hoag really keeps you guessing with the amazing detail she gives you about her characters. I could not put this down!”
-- Mel Goben, Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord, MI


Description

When three children stumble on a shallow grave in 1984, an idyllic California community is rocked to its core. The victim is a young woman, her eyes and lips sealed closed, a blind and silent witness to an unspeakable crime. The third victim in two years’ time, it’s clear that a serial killer has come calling.  

As a member of the FBI’s fledgling criminal profiling unit, Special Agent Tony Mendez knows serial killers. It quickly becomes apparent that the See-No-Evil killer is no ordinary psychopath. The profile paints a portrait of a man easily trusted, well respected, and intelligent—a man no one would suspect.

Dr. Peter Crane fits the bill. A pillar of the community, he volunteers at a center for disadvantaged women—a center the victims had all attended. Crane is also a beloved husband and father to a ten-year-old son, Tommy, who was one of the three children to discover the grave. Needing insight into Peter Crane’s world, Mendez asks Anne Navarre, Tommy’s fifth-grade teacher, to find out what she can. It’s a request Anne finds both intriguing and unethical—much like Mendez himself.

Then a new victim leads to a different suspect—a man whose son was another of the three children to find the grave but a man whose position in the community is also above reproach, a sheriff’s deputy. As the connections between the two families become increasingly tangled, it seems clear that one of these children holds the key to a serial killer’s double life . . . and a revelation of evil so dark, so deep, no one may survive.




About the Author

Tami Hoag’s novels have appeared regularly on national bestseller lists since the publication of her first book in 1988. She lives in Los Angeles.

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