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3.91833333333333 out of 53.91833333333333 out of 53.91833333333333 out of 53.91833333333333 out of 53.91833333333333 out of 5 3.92 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tami Hoag Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Oak Knoll Series Release Date: December 2009 ISBN: 9780739365793
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gayenell | 5/22/2011

    " First book that I read by this author, really enjoyed it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 5/18/2011

    " The conceit of setting the story in 1985 didn't distract from the twisty plot at all. Hardly great literature, but cracking good page turner. Didn't have it figured out until the last page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandi | 5/11/2011

    " This was my first Tami Hoag book. What a page turner. I enjoy a good murder mystery. A little predictable but ended with a twist that leaves you wondering....Hmmmm!? Now, I'm ready to read something light and funny! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 5/8/2011

    " It was okay Not my Fav From her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 5/7/2011

    " This book would definitely be a hard to do put down!!!! If you like reading Tami Hoag, this is one book you should really read!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 5/7/2011

    " 4.5 STARS
    This was a creep-tastic book! This story sets up multiple serial killer possibilities right from the start and leaves you wondering up until the shocking ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kuch | 5/6/2011

    " It's been a long time since I've read a murder/mystery or one of Hoag's books. It had me guessing right up to the end. It was a strange read because she set it in 1985 and the commentary about the lack of technology is an interesting through-line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dena | 4/14/2011

    " Like so much got secrets to the grave to read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 4/12/2011

    " Good read, but sort of predictable. Enjoyed it though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeri | 4/11/2011

    " This book was sooooo disturbing on so many levels. I couldnt sleep one night after getting to the really suspenseful part. Excellent story. It was cast in the 80s so it was fun to have all the 80s references in it. It also reminds me of how far we have come technologically since then as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dona | 4/9/2011

    " I wish that I had read these in the proper order because I read the sequal to this first and it spoiled a lot of the suspense! "

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About the Author
Author Tami Hoag

Tami Hoag is known for combining thrilling plots with character-driven suspense in her fiction, and her novels have appeared regularly on national bestseller lists since the publication of her first book in 1988.

About the Narrator

Kirsten Potter, who graduated with highest honors from Boston University, has narrated numerous audiobooks and has performed for television and in theaters across the country. She has won several awards, including eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a three-time finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. Her work has been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and by AudioFile magazine, among many others.