Title: Secrets To The Grave
Author: Tami Hoag
Review: This author keeps you guessing to the end, she also keeps you sitting on the edge of you seat. I think I was shaking near the end when I figured out who was in danger. I wanted to scream run…but they are only made up characters not real people…but this author makes you sure feel they are real.
This is the second book in a series and it was just as good as the first, Deeper than the Dead. Many suspects fill the pages, many question fill your mind as the story is woven around the lives of normal people with sorted pasts that make you think that maybe it was them who dunnit. I really enjoy this author and at the last library sale I picked up five more from her.
If you enjoy mystery/murder/thriller you will enjoy this book and most likely this author. You do not need to read these in order, but it would be the easier if you do. I stayed up late finishing this book and then had a hard time sleeping. There are worse things out there then zombies and vampires, real people are much more scary at times.
Publisher: Published December 28th 2010 by Dutton Adult
Quick Review: 4 Stars out of 5.
Why I Read it: I had read the first Oak Knoll book in the series, Deeper Than the Dead.
Where I Obtained the Book: Purchased at our library sale.
Synopsis: 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.
Author Biography: Tami Hoag is the #1 international bestselling author of thirty books. Renowned for combining thrilling plots with character-driven suspense, Hoag first hit the New York Times bestseller list with Night Sins, and each of her books since has been a bestseller. She lives in Southern California and Florida.