Secrets to the Grave

Secrets to the Grave

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When Marissa Fordham, a reclusive artist, is found brutally murdered, the town of Oak Knoll is horrified. Left to rot, the body might not have been found for days but for a call to 911: a child's voice saying 'Daddy hurt me'. The police find Marissa on her kitchen floor, her body slashed and mutilated. Lying with her head on her mother's bloody breast is Fordham's four-year-old daughter, Haley, barely clinging to life herself. To protect their fragile witness, the police call in Anne Leone, child advocate. Anne not only works in the justice system, she's about to become star witness in the trial of the man who tried to make her his fourth victim in the See-No-Evil murders. As soon as Anne sees little Haley, alone and terrified, her heart is hers. But it will be no easy task to unravel the secrets of Haley's young life or those of her mother. Haley is a deeply traumatised little girl. Meanwhile, the cops begin to peel back the layers of Marissa Fordham's life only to discover that she seems never to have officially existed. It looks as if Marissa Fordham may take her secrets to the grave until one loose thread begins to unravel the shroud of lies to reveal a truth more terrible than anyone could have imagined. A truth that will put Anne and Haley directly in the sights of a more

Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 165 x 240 x 40mm | 734g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752898949
  • 9780752898940
  • 240,466

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'In 1986 there is no DNA analysis, no mobile phone to call when someone goes missing and no internet to trace elusive birth certificates. All of this helps to keep the solution to Hoag's gruesome tale of suburban carnage gripping to the end. ... Hoag's solution is as clever as it is complex.' -- Peter Millar THE TIMESshow more

About Tami Hoag

Tami Hoag's novels have appeared regularly on the US bestseller lists since the publication of her first book in 1988. She lives in more

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2 3% (509)
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