Monday, May 07, 2012

Teaser Tuesday 130: Deeper Than the Dead

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few “teaser” sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!


I spent the better part of a stormy weekend curled up with (and finishing) a suspense by Tami Hoag, Deeper Than the Dead (Oak Knoll #1). Definitely fit the heavy mood set by the weather! Though I guessed who the killer was very early on, I enjoyed the chase to catch him and will certainly be seeking out the next two books in this series. My teaser comes from end of the second chapter:

 
Slowly Tommy pushed himself up on his hands and knees. The ground he was on had been turned over recently. It smelled like earth and wet leaves, and something else he couldn’t name. It was soft and damp and crumbly like someone had dug it up with a shovel. Like someone had buried something . . . or somebody.

His heart jumped into the back of his throat as he raised his head . . . and came face-to-face with death.



ABOUT THE BOOK:
Deeper Than the Dead (Oak Knoll #1)
By Tami Hoag 
Genre: Suspense

California, 1985-Four children and young teacher Anne Navarre make a gruesome discovery: a partially buried female body, her eyes and mouth glued shut. A serial killer is at large, and the very bonds that hold their idyllic town together are about to be tested. Tasked with finding the killer, FBI investigator Vince Leone employs a new and controversial FBI technique called "profiling", which plunges him into the lives of the four children-and the young teacher whose need to uncover the truth is as intense as his own. But as new victims are found, Vince and Anne find themselves circling the same small group of local suspects, blissfully unaware that someone very near to them is a murderous psychopath . . .



20 comments:

Sandy Nachlinger said...

GREAT teaser! What a cliffhanger! I've got to read this book.
My teaser is from Deadly Pleasures.

lostinsidethecovers said...

Holy smokes! That is an awesome and tense teaser! Mine is here - http://lostinsidethecovers.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/teaser-tuesday-may-8/

Heather said...

Sandy: Thanks, glad you liked. This was my first Tami Hoag and certainly won't be the last.

Lost: Thank you, and thanks for visiting! :)

tfwalsh said...

Ohh I really like this teaser.. will have to check out the book. Haven't read anything from her.

Here's mine: http://tfwalsh.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/teaser-tuesday-graceling/

Heather said...

Tania: If you like suspense a la Kay Hooper, Iris Johansen, Karen Rose, Lisa Gardner, etc., then you will definitely want to give Hoag a try. I have been wanting to pick up some of her books for ages, and now wonder why I waited so long (and how I am ever going to catch up with her backlist, lol).

Shelley Munro said...

Nice teaser! I do like Tami Hoag's books.

Here's My Teaser

Beth F said...

Gulp!! Good one! Here's my teaser

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Well that's creepy. I have this one. Clearly I need to read it.

Nise' said...

I enjoyed this one and the follow-up Down The Darkest Road.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Very intense! I haven't read this author in awhile, but she's on my list to read again.

Thanks for sharing...and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

Heather said...

Thanks, Shelley. I can see myself becoming a huge fan of Tami Hoag myself.

Beth F: Hehe...thank you. *g*

Jessica: Trust me, there is a whole lot more creepy in this one, but it certainly kept me up late Friday and Saturday nights turning the pages.

Heather said...

Nise': Down the Darkest Road is the third book, isn't it? In any case, I have that and Secrets to the Grave on my TBB list.

Laurel-Rain: It was an intense read, but also a good, fast one. Will definitely be reading more of this author!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds really good, great teaser.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/05/teaser-tuesday.html

Heather said...

Tribute: It was really good, thanks! :)

kaye said...

sounds scary! great teaser today. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Janet Ruth said...

Very intense, I am curious what he saw. Great teaser.

Alice Audrey said...

I figured it out early too, then thought maybe I'd guessed wrong in a couple of places.

Love your choice of books :)

Heather said...

Kaye: You know, I can handle reading about creepy serial killers and stalkers, but I can't read horror. Funny, isn't it?

Janet Ruth: It was pretty intense in places, but that just had me turning the pages all the faster. *g*

Heather said...

Alice: I thought you might approve of this week's choice. *VBG* Hoag did an excellent job of lacing in a few red herrings designed to make people second guess what was going on. And the mark of a good book: you becoem so caught up in the lives of the characters that you want to know what happened to them after the book ended.

Sandy Nachlinger said...

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