Secrets to the Grave (2011) by Tami Hoag. This is second entry in what appears to be developing into a new crime/mystery series set in sunny SoCal in the mid 1980s in the fictional idyllic town of Oak Knoll – well, it would be idyllic except for all the serial killers which seem to be lurking, not to mention other random murders. A May-December romance established in the first book has developed into a marriage between a teacher and a profiler for the FBI who carries an unwanted souvenir in his head, and their relationship remains front and center in the story. By setting the novel in the 80s, the author limns a time just prior to the establishment of DNA as the gold standard in crime scene evidence.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: McNaughton
1st Floor McNaughton Collection
Review submitted by: Cheryl Highsmith, Coordinator of Electronic Resources & Serials, Leatherby Libraries