Secrets to the Grave

Secrets to the Grave

Book - 2011
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#1 New York Times bestselling 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.
ISBN: 9780525951926
Characteristics: 449 pages ;,24 cm.


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Feb 27, 2015

kept me guessing

Jun 24, 2014

Excellent story.

Dec 04, 2013

Great follow-up to Deeper than the dead that takes place just a short while after the end of the previous novel. Anne Navarre and Vince Leone have married and Anne has left her teaching job to become a child advocate. A terrible murder leaves a little girl all alone so Anne and Vince take her in while Vince works with the sheriff?s office to find the killer. It's hard to think of a book that takes place in 1986 as a "period piece" but you do need to keep in mind there is no DNA analysis, no cell phones etc. Good characters and good mystery. Right up my alley.

Aug 20, 2013

Outstanding mystery!! Tami Hoag has never disappoint. Highly recommend!!

Helen10 Apr 03, 2012

Fantastic series. Can't wait to read the third book.

Jun 23, 2011

Predictable -- check.
Boring -- check
Bad editing -- check, check, check

Feb 03, 2011

keeps you guessing right to the end

debwalker Dec 21, 2010

Chronicles the investigation of a particularly gruesome murder in a California town.

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