Secrets to the grave

by Hoag, Tami.

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Summary
Four-year-old Marissa Fordham, brutally slashed and mutilated, witnessed the murder of her mother. To protect their fragile witness, the police call in Anne Leone, child advocate. But when one loose thread begins to unravel the shroud of lies behind the case, a truth more terrible than anyone could have imagined is revealed--a truth that will put Anne and Haley directly in the sights of a killer.
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"
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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
Detective and mystery stories
Suspense
Fiction
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York :Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group2010
2010
Contributors Potter, Kirsten, narrator.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Kirsten Potter.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive WMA Audiobook
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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ISBN 9780307751652
9780307751652
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