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Secrets to the grave

by Hoag, Tami.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
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Clairton Public Library Fiction F HOAG
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Summary
A second violent crime shocks the small town of Oak Knoll in this "chilling" ( USA Today ) thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag.

California, 1986--A 911 call from a small child sends the idyllic town of Oak Knoll into a tailspin. Then a brutal crime scene is discovered: the body of Marissa Fordham with her young daughter, Haley, injured but alive.

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, who's already the star witness in a sensational murder trial.

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 .
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The follow-up to Deeper Than the Dead (2009) begins in November 1986. The See-No-Evil killer's trial is nearing when a woman's mutilated body is found. Detective Tony Mendez and FBI profiler Vince Leone, along with Vince's wife, Anne (who in the first book was nearly done in by the accused See-No-Evil killer), race to find the perpetrator before he kills someone else. The book is set a couple of decades later than Colleen McCullough's Carmine Delmonico novels, but it shares the same premise. It's a crime novel set in a time before computerized databases, instantaneous data sharing, and high-tech forensics. The story is well designed, although one of the big plot twists is very similar to twists in recent thrillers by Lisa Gardner and Linwood Barclay, and the characters are believable and (mostly) likable. Hoag does an excellent job of exploring how a shocking crime can affect a small community. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Hoag's Night Sins cracked the New York Times bestseller list in 1995, and her next nine books followed suit. We make this one an odds-on favorite to extend the streak to 11 in a row.--Pitt, David Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A horrific murder rocks the town of Oak Knoll, Calif., in the chilling sequel to Hoag's Deeper than the Dead), set in 1986. The victim is 28-year-old artist Marissa Fordham, the single mother of Haley, a four-year-old found partially strangled and barely clinging to life next to her mother's stabbed and mutilated body. Det. Tony Mendez and his capable crew investigate the crime, while child advocate Anne Leone and her husband, former FBI special agent Vince Leone, take temporary custody of Haley. Among the several suspects is attorney Steve Morgan, the estranged husband of Sara Morgan, whose daughter, Wendy, found a victim of the accused See-No-Evil killer, Peter Crane, who's about to go on trial. Adding extra tension are Anne's efforts to help disturbed 12-year-old Dennis Farnham and the disappearance of Marissa's best friend, Gina Kemmer. Newcomers will have no trouble getting into this suspense novel rich in pre-DNA detecting methods. (Dec. 28) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Single mothers -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Child witnesses -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :Signet,2011
Language English
Notes Includes excerpt from: Down the darkest road (p. [573]-584).
Description viii, 584 pages ; 19 cm
ISBN 9780451235152
0451235150
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