Deeper Than the Dead

Deeper Than the Dead

Book - 2010
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author joins the Dutton list with the thriller her millions of fans have been awaiting for two years.

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.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2010
ISBN: 9780525951308
Branch Call Number: FIC HOA
Characteristics: x, 421 p. ; 24 cm


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Jun 22, 2017

Four children stumble upon a partially buried body and the story begins....from the beginning each chapter is filled with suspense and drama...the ending is insane....

Jan 28, 2017

Great read. One of my fav's.

Sep 18, 2016

Enjoyed it very much: relies on plot twists and characters rather than forensics to move the stories since DNA did not exist back then. Excellent mystery - did not work out whodunit until the end, which is unusual. Tami Hoag has only improved with writing but even in this her plotting and characterizations really move the story and make you care. Ingenious beginning. Had trouble putting it down.

Jan 16, 2016

Drew me in and kept me in. Classic Tami Hoag.

Jan 14, 2016

Title is not entirely consistent with its content, mainly because it is not about FBI - believed that the FBI facilities are deeper below ground than graves. I didn't see in this book special twists, as many on the cover of it are saying. Everything is just predictable. In the beginning it was interesting to read, it was as thriller, but then - Well, when all this will come to a conclusion?

Jun 14, 2014

bit gruesome at times, but a good read

Nov 27, 2013

Very good, quick read about a serial killer in a small town and the FBI agent who comes to help local law enforcement. It takes place in the 80s and I thought was true to the time. Besides the lack of current technology and forensic science, there was also a different kind of relationship between the men and women. More old school. The author did a pretty good job keeping you guessing as to the killer even though it was between just three guys. This is the first of three and I'll definitely read the next one.

Helen10 Apr 03, 2012

Couldn,t put it down!!!

Nov 18, 2010

You will never know what to expect.

Oct 27, 2010

Very good thriller. Lots of twists. Can be disturbing at times, but just adds more to the thrill. 5 out of 5 stars.

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