By Tami Hoag
Number 1 long island instances bestselling writer Tami Hoag returns together with her moment mystery within the Deeper than the lifeless 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 packed with lies. everybody knew of her, yet not anyone knew her. while 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 facet with the impending trial of the See- No-Evil killer, citizens are surprised by way of reviews of the crime scene, which would now not were came upon for days had it no longer been for a chilling 911 name: a small kid's voice announcing, "My daddy harm my mommy." Sheriff's detective Tony Mendez faces a puzzle with not anything yet items that may not healthy. to help along with his witness, Haley, he calls teacher-turned-child suggest Anne Leone. Anne's lifestyles is traumatic enough-she's a newlywed and a component- time scholar in baby psychology, and she's the megastar witness within the See-No-Evil trial. yet one examine Haley, by myself and terrified, and Anne's middle is stolen. As Tony and Anne start to peel again the layers of Marissa Fordham's existence, they discover a clue fragment the following, one other there. And simply while it sort of feels Marissa has taken her secrets and techniques to the grave, they discover a undeniable fact that places Anne and Haley without delay within the points of interest of a killer: Marissa Fordham by no means existed.
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Too blunt, Vince thought. This was where his protégé lacked finesse. Zahn was already nervous. He almost flinched at the tone of the detective’s voice. “I wasn’t doing anything wrong,” Zahn said. “Marissa is always up early. ” Vince asked. “As long as she’s been here. As long as I’ve been here. ” he asked, as if Vince would know. “Maybe you can help us then, Mr. Zahn,” Vince suggested. “What can you tell us about Ms. Fordham? Was she married? ” “Single. ” “Haley. Please tell me Haley isn’t dead,” Zahn pleaded.
Then anger—rage, in fact. Then a profound sense of loss. Her therapist told her to let the emotion come like a wave and wash over her, not to fight against it. The sooner she accepted the feelings, the sooner she could let go of them. Easier said than done. The fear of drowning in that wave was strong; the sense of losing control, overwhelming; the swell of anger for what she had lost, crushing. She tried again to take a deep breath. She felt like there were bands of steel tight around her chest.
Bad news traveled fast. The deputies had kept them at a respectful distance down at the end of the driveway. A lone blue Chrysler minivan had been allowed to pass. The woman sitting behind the wheel stared at Mendez now as he approached her door. Sara Morgan. He recognized her instantly. The cornflower blue eyes, the tousled mermaid’s mane of blond hair. Her daughter, Wendy, had been one of four children to stumble upon the body of murder victim Lisa Warwick the year before. She watched him approach, her expression guarded.
Secrets to the Grave (Center Point Platinum Mystery (Large Print)) by Tami Hoag