By Tami Hoag
No 1 manhattan occasions bestselling writer Tami Hoag returns along with her moment mystery within the Deeper than the useless microseries, exploring the early days of forensic research, the features of innocence-and the character of evil. Marissa Fordham had a prior packed with secrets and techniques, a gift filled with lies. everybody knew of her, yet nobody knew her. whilst Marissa is located brutally murdered, together with her younger daughter, Haley, resting her head on her mother's bloody breast, she sends the idyllic California city of Oak Knoll right into a tailspin. Already on area with the approaching trial of the See- No-Evil killer, citizens are stunned via reviews of the crime scene, which would no longer were came across for days had it no longer been for a chilling 911 name: a small kid's voice announcing, "My daddy damage my mommy." Sheriff's detective Tony Mendez faces a puzzle with not anything yet items that will not healthy. to aid together with his witness, Haley, he calls teacher-turned-child recommend Anne Leone. Anne's existence is irritating enough-she's a newlywed and a component- time pupil in baby psychology, and she's the famous person witness within the See-No-Evil trial. yet one examine Haley, on my own and terrified, and Anne's center is stolen. As Tony and Anne start to peel again the layers of Marissa Fordham's lifestyles, they discover a clue fragment right here, one other there. And simply while it kind of feels Marissa has taken her secrets and techniques to the grave, they discover a proven fact that places Anne and Haley at once within the points of interest of a killer: Marissa Fordham by no means existed.
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I don’t make it for drugs. ” “No,” Leone agreed. “This was personal. No question. ” The screen door opened and Cal Dixon stepped into the scene. Dixon was fifty-four, silver-haired, and fit. His uniform always looked freshly pressed. He turned his piercing blue eyes first to the victim, then to Leone and Mendez. His expression was grim and washed pale. ” “First murder in a year, boss,” Mendez said, as if that were a bright spot in their lives. Dixon came over to stand with them, hands jammed at his waist.
She remembered the feeling of a hand around her throat. She buzzed herself out the security door. The day was sunny and quickly turning hot. Another day in paradise. Anne had grown up in Oak Knoll, far enough north and west of Los Angeles to escape the city’s uglier vices. Most of the time. She had left to attend UCLA, despite the fact that her father had been a professor at the highly respected private college in Oak Knoll—or, perhaps, because of it. She hadn’t planned on coming back, but life had had other plans for her.
That was it. No address. No name. The phone went dead and that was that. “The supervisor came to me, but what could I do? ” “I read Orange County has the enhanced nine-one-one system,” Mendez said. “All the info comes up on the screen with the call. ” “That costs big bucks,” Dixon said. ” Once again, progress progressed at a painful crawl toward Oak Knoll, California. Mendez kept abreast of the latest technology being developed for law enforcement, yet tantalizingly out of reach—particularly for smaller agencies.
Secrets to the Grave (Center Point Platinum Mystery (Large Print)) by Tami Hoag