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Deeper than the dead

by Hoag, Tami,

Format: Book on CD 2010
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Audiovisual CD HO
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CD HO
 
 
Summary
Four children stumble upon a shallow grave in a suburban California community, the victim's mouth and eyes bound shut. Other victims appear with the same treatment, and Special Agent Tony Mendez forms a profile of the serial killer: someone upstanding, trustworthy. As the four children's fathers become possible suspects and their teacher, Anne, gets involved, Mendez watches this mysterious serial killer case intensify to unbelievably sinister levels.
When three children stumble on a shallow grave in 1984, an idyllic California community is rocked to its core. The victim is a young woman, her eyes and lips sealed closed, a blind and silent witness to an unspeakable crime. The third victim in two years' time, it's clear that a serial killer has come calling.  

As a member of the FBI's fledgling criminal profiling unit, Special Agent Tony Mendez knows serial killers. It quickly becomes apparent that the See-No-Evil killer is no ordinary psychopath. The profile paints a portrait of a man easily trusted, well respected, and intelligent--a man no one would suspect.

Dr. Peter Crane fits the bill. A pillar of the community, he volunteers at a center for disadvantaged women--a center the victims had all attended. Crane is also a beloved husband and father to a ten-year-old son, Tommy, who was one of the three children to discover the grave. Needing insight into Peter Crane's world, Mendez asks Anne Navarre, Tommy's fifth-grade teacher, to find out what she can. It's a request Anne finds both intriguing and unethical--much like Mendez himself.

Then a new victim leads to a different suspect--a man whose son was another of the three children to find the grave but a man whose position in the community is also above reproach, a sheriff's deputy. As the connections between the two families become increasingly tangled, it seems clear that one of these children holds the key to a serial killer's double life . . . and a revelation of evil so dark, so deep, no one may survive.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "There's a truly terrifying serial killer at the heart of Hoag's new page-turner: a man who abducts women, glues their eyes and mouths shut, and pierces their ear drums, essentially locking them in their own minds while he tortures and kills them. Set in the peaceful California town of Oak Knoll in 1985, the story opens with four fifth-graders discovering the body of a woman buried in the woods. Their teacher, Anne, is horrified and tries to shield shy Tommy, spitfire Wendy, bully Dennis, and nerdy Cody from the ensuing media and law-enforcement attention. Though many of the local cops are reluctant to bring in outside help, FBI profiler Vince Leone, who is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head, is summoned. He turns to Anne for help, in part because of her knowledge of the children and their parents and in part because of his immediate attraction to her. As Vince and Anne grow closer, it becomes increasingly clear that the killer is a pillar of the community. The chilling premise and exciting twists make Hoag's latest a thriller in every sense of the word. Guaranteed to be in high demand.--Huntley, Kristine Copyright 2009 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Bestseller Hoag (Kill the Messenger) ventures into serial killer territory with results sure to please her many fans, though unresolved plot threads, both intentional and inadvertent, may put off veteran readers of the genre. One fall day in 1985 in Oak Knoll, Calif., fifth-grader Tommy Crane and his sidekick, Wendy Morgan, are fleeing the class bully, Dennis Farman, through a local park when Tommy stumbles over the head of a dead woman buried up to her neck. Two hours from Los Angeles, Oak Knoll is not the sort of town where major crime is a problem, but a serial killer is on the loose who's already murdered and tortured several women and has another on deck in his secret lair. Fifth-grade teacher Anne Navarre, who counsels Tommy and Wendy, is soon at the center of the investigation being led by a hunky FBI agent, Vince Leone. This is serial killer lite with Hoag's romance roots dictating both the prose style and the unveiling of the killer. 8-city author tour. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects United States. -- Federal Bureau of Investigation -- Officials and employees -- Fiction.
Serial murders -- California -- Fiction.
Women teachers -- Fiction.
Women scientists -- Fiction.
Serial murder investigation -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
California -- Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York :2010
Edition Abridged.
Contributors Potter, Kirsten, narrator.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Kirsten Potter.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Compact discs.
Duration: 6:30:00.
In container (17 cm.).
Description 5 audio discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780739365779
0739365770
9780307914248
0307914240
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