MYSTERIES: Seamless narrative of escalating suspense --
By: John Sullivan --
A two-year sabbatical brings a reinvigorated Tami Hoag back to the bestseller lists with Deeper Than the Dead (Dutton, 432 page, $34), a serial-killer whodunit set at the dawn of behavioural profiling and DNA forensics.
When four kids stumble upon the half-buried remains of a young woman, the quietude of a prosperous California town is shattered. The discovery of an earlier, similar victim and a new disappearance, all with ties to a local women's shelter, bring FBI profiler Vince Leone into the lives of the children, their families and a protective teacher.
A bracing psycho-thriller with romantic underpinnings, Hoag delves deep and comes up roses.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Review of Deeper Than the Dead by Tami Hoag
From Winnipeg Free Press --