Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SECRETS TO THE GRAVE: BESTSELLER QUICKIE GIVEAWAY!

GIVEAWAY ENDED
SECRETS TO THE GRAVE
BY TAMI HOAG

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Marissa Fordham had a past full of secrets, a present full of lies. Everyone knew of her, but no one knew her.

When Marissa is found brutally murdered, with her young daughter, Haley, resting her head on her mother's bloody breast, she sends the idyllic California town of Oak Knoll into a tailspin. Already on edge with the upcoming trial of the See- No-Evil killer, residents are shocked by reports of the crime scene, which might not have been discovered for days had it not been for a chilling 911 call: a small child's voice saying, "My daddy hurt my mommy."

Sheriff's detective Tony Mendez faces a puzzle with nothing but pieces that won't fit. To assist with his witness, Haley, he calls teacher-turned-child advocate Anne Leone. Anne's life is hectic enough-she's a newlywed and a part- time student in child psychology, and she's the star witness in the See-No-Evil trial. But one look at Haley, alone and terrified, and Anne's heart is stolen.

As Tony and Anne begin to peel back the layers of Marissa Fordham's life, they find a clue fragment here, another there. And just when it seems Marissa has taken her secrets to the grave, they uncover a fact that puts Anne and Haley directly in the sights of a killer: Marissa Fordham never existed.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tami Hoag is the #1 international bestselling author of thirty books. Renowned for combining thrilling plots with character-driven suspense, Hoag first hit the New York Times Best Seller List with Night Sins, and each of her books since has been a bestseller. She lives in Southern California and Florida. 

READING GROUP GUIDE:
A Reading Group Guide is a great way for book clubs to start a discussion with a set of questions to guide them. It also is good to make individual readers think about the book in different ways. This Discussion Questions for SECRETS TO THE GRAVE that the Penguin Publishing Website has starts with this one:
1. Do you think Vince Leone and Anne Navarre are equal partners in their relationship? In what ways are they unequal, and how are these inequalities balanced? Do you foresee conflict in their future due to the varying lenses they use to view violent crime and the justice system? How are they affected by their age difference, previous romantic relationships, his bullet wound?
That would be a good start but if I give you all the questions, it might spoil the book for you. For those of you who like to "look ahead" you can check the rest out HERE at Penguin's Website. Also, if you would like to read an excerpt of the book, you can find it HERE, and then I am pretty sure you will be REALLY wanting to read Tami Hoag's latest book!

GIVEAWAY

I NOTICED THAT I DON'T HAVE ANY
GIVEAWAYS ENDING UNTIL JANUARY 30!
SO I THOUGHT I'D TREAT MY LOYAL
FOLLOWERS TO A SPECIAL "QUICKIE" 
GIVEAWAY OF A CURRENT BESTSELLER
BY TAMI HOAG, A FAVORITE AUTHOR OF
MINE. ONLY REALLY LOYAL FOLLOWERS
WILL ENTER AS THEY ARE THE ONES
WHO COME BY EACH DAY AND KNOW
WHAT IS UP FOR GRABS--THANKS, GUYS!
   
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AS MORE THAN ONE ENTRY
HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY:
COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING ABOUT SECRETS TO THE GRAVE ABOVE THAT WOULD MAKE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BESTSELLING BOOK
 
+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK I CAN FOLLOW IN THE ENTRY

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING ON TAMI HOAG'S WEBSITE HERE. PERHAPS YOU MIGHT COMMENT ON ANOTHER BOOK OF HERS YOU HAVE READ, OR WOULD LIKE TO READ

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, JANUARY 29!
GOOD LUCK! 

116 comments:

Jessica said...

I love everything about the sound of this book. I have read a few of Tami's books. None recently so I would love to read some of her new work and this one sounds fantastic.

+ 1 After checking her blog and trying to get my memory to work her books I've read I'm pretty sure are Lucky's Lady, Still Waters, Cry Wolf, Dark Paradise, Night Sins, Guilty as Sin, A Thin Dark Line, Dust to Dust and Ashes to Ashes.

And of course I follow :)

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

I love Tami Hoag's suspense books, throw in a vulnerable child and you've hooked me twice.

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

I loved her books in the Deer Lake series.

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debbie said...

I have read most of tami hoag's books. They are all well written. I would like to see how the story unfolds, will the two of them be okay?
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debbie said...

I have read kill the messanger and dark horse.
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DarcyO said...

Marissa doesn't exist? Then who was she? Sounds like a great mystery.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Steve Capell said...

I love suspense thrillers and from your review I would say that this one is stacking up to be a great novel. I often wonder how an author picks some of their locations that they center their novel around. I never heard of the town Oak Knoll. So I checked out Google Maps and it appears to be just north of Napa. I also found out that the novel “Deeper than the Dead” also is centered in the town of Oak Knoll. I am very interested in reading this novel.

I will drop my name in your black and white houndstooth detective hat and hope that this quickie giveaway brings me a bit of luck. Thanks for the opportunity.

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DarcyO said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/darcy1956/status/29892485056565249

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DarcyO said...

I've read "Night Sins" and "Guilty as Sin." Both were great reads.

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bloomerbear said...

I find this suspenseful and mysterious..I would love to read this book

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thanks for the chance

bermudaonion said...

I'd like to win this book because Hoag is one of your favorite authors and I've never read her work. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

CMash said...

I love her books but wondering what is the conflict that would cause them to see violent crimes differently.
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CMash said...

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sos said...

This sounds like a good thriller and mystery book. I am intrigued anwant to read

grannyvon said...

I love supense novels and this one seems to fit right in like the others I have read. You can count on Tami's books never doing the expected.

On website I found out that Tami started writing at age 9 ybutler(at)oppcatv(dot)com.

Bethie said...

This sounds like an interesting story with the child calling 911. We have heard that in the new several times this year.

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Anonymous said...

I think all the secrets will make this a very interesting book.

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Anonymous said...

I didn't realize that the Tami Hoag was born and raised in the midwest---Iowa and Minnesota. Since I'm a Minnesota girl myself, maybe that's why I can relate to her stories.

farrell@crosslake.net

petite said...

I have read all of Tami Hoag's novels and they are gripping and unforgettable. This story sounds intriguing. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Tami Hoag's Deer Lake series is fabulous. Her more recent novels take place in other locales. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I would find this book captivating since the mystery aspect is appealing. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I have read several of Tami Hoag's books and find them well written with memorable characters and plots. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. I would love to read this book. It sounds really good. Tore923@aol.com

Karen B said...

This brings back memories - many years ago an ex-college roommate, her husband and son were found murdered while baby daughter was unharmed. I'm shivering right now!
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Karen B said...

Tami was raised in MN but DIDN'T like the cold! As I look out the windows at the mountains of snow I agree with her.

Ronalyn said...

I've never read any of her books - Thanks for the giveaway!

moonsword said...

That's easy...the phrase "Marissa Fordham never existed." Who could resist that! Thank you for the quickiegive. :)

Carol M said...

I really enjoy Tami's books! This one sounds good, too. I want to know the secrets and lies!

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Carol M said...

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Carol M said...

Dust to Dust and Ashes to Ashes were both very good!
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moonsword said...

The Night Sins/Guilty as Sin stories are set in Minnesota. I will need to pick this one up for a good friend of mine who lives in Minnesota and who is an avid mystery reader...she'll love it!

Sarah said...

I love a good mystery--and I'm intrigued by the line, "Marissa Fordham never existed."

Carol N Wong said...

The ending of the About the Book" section is shocking that the murder victim never existed! It makes me think that she assumed a differen name for a reason yet to
disclosed. This book sounds very mysterious and suspenseful. I have always wanted to try one of her books but put it off because of the long list of authors that I already love. Would love to add to her to my list.


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Carol N Wong said...

My Twitter name is Carolee888 and I tweeted:

http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/2011/01/secrets-to-grave-bestseller-quickie.html 'Secrets to the Grave' giveaway

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Carol N Wong said...

I think I would like to read "Kill the Messenger" because of the title. I worked at one agency for over 17 1/2 years and often found that the people at the top never wanted to deliver bad news. In this case, the messenger has been orphaned and living in Chinatown with someone good enough to take him in. I have found that all of the Chinatowns that I have visited are very different from each other so I am very interested in the setting of that book.

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gcpeach17 said...

Marissa Fordham never existed!!!??? Help me! Help me! I need to read this book!!

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gcpeach17 said...

I do not believe that I have ever read one of her books! And, I have no idea why not because several of them caught my eye on her web site...The Last White Knight,....And, she's cold from Oct. to June! So am I but, I live on the East Coast.

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catherine said...

i have been really wanting to read a good mystery. this one sounds like one i wouldn't want to put down.
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Carole Spring said...

This sounds like a captivating thriller and I would love to read this book to see how the mystery is solved and find out who Marissa really was.
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Carole Spring said...

I have read many of Tami Hoag's books. A couple that I saw listed on her site that I have read and enjoyed are Cry Wolf and Ashes To Ashes.
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holdenj said...

Secrets to the Grave sounds chilling and the idea of Marissa not existing is a fascinating twist. Thanks for the chance to win!
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holdenj said...

Tami was born in Iowa and raised in MN. You know we claim anyone we can up here, even if they weren't necessarily born in MN! I can't remember the last book of hers I read, there was something a long time ago set in MN. Time to remedy that situation! Thanks!
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

Lilk13 said...

tweeted this giveaway @ http://twitter.com/#!/lilk13/status/30056608104972288

Karen /lilk13
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Lilk13 said...

Filled with suspense, intrigue, secrets and lies, that’s my favorite kind of read.

Karen / lilk13
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Lilk13 said...

While checking out Tami's website I remembered that I read her book "Prior Bad Acts" some time ago and have been wanting her book "Deeper than the Dead," It's definitely on my wish list.

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Lilk13 said...

Blogged about your giveaway @ http://lilk13.blogspot.com/2011/01/secrets-to-grave-by-tami-hoag-giveaway.html

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rubynreba said...

I want to read this to learn what the secrets are! Sounds mysterious!
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rubynreba said...

I'd like to read Deeper Than the Dead.
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mistee said...

I wanna read this book just from the name of it. Secrets to the Grave. Sounds good to me. Thanks for the opportunity.

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mistee said...

From Tami's website. I learned that she is from the midwest and started writing at a very early age. (9).

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Commchick said...

It is interesting to me that the child called to say that daddy had hurt mommy and then they find that the mom never existed, not with the name given anyway.

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Commchick said...

I read her book "Deeper Than the Dead" recently and it was awesome.

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Linda Kish said...

This sounds really interesting. so, who is the person that goes by Marissa Fordham and why is she using that name?

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Linda Kish said...

She has been writing since the age on nine.

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Deb K said...

I have read a few of her books and they were great and this one sounds like it will be full of mystery!

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Deb K said...

I would also like to read Bad Acts!

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LAMusing said...

the last line of the blurb about she "never existed" sounds really intriguing
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LAMusing said...

wow - she had 13 consecutive Times best sellers!
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Norma said...

It sounds like an interesting thiller mystery
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Norma said...

I didn't realize she started by writing romances.
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Anne said...

She's a number 1 best selling author of over 30 books. She must be good so I need to start reading!

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Jasmyn said...

http://jasmynninestuff.blogspot.com/2011/01/giveaway-link-secrets-to-grave-by-tami.html

Blog post with link.

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Jasmyn said...

It looks like my first post may have gotten eaten!

I think this book sounds fascinating because of all the potential twists and turns the story can take.

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marthajane said...

I have read a lot of Tami Hoag's books. The most recent one was Prior Bad Acts, which I just read a couple of weeks ago. I'd love to have this new book!

Pamela Keener said...

The last sentence that says the victim didn't even exist makes me want to start reading. I am a big Tami Hoag fan so my entering this contest is a no brainer *wink*
Love & Hugs,
Pam
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Pamela Keener said...

The very first and certainly not the last Tami Hoag book I read was Guilty As Sin. I have a few of her books on my tumbling TBR pile also.
Love & Hugs,
Pam
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Maureen said...

It looks like a suspenseful story with some surprises.
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Maureen said...

Kill the Messenger looks like an interesting story.
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Deborah Wellenstein said...

The plot sounds so interesting and exciting! Thanks for the opportunity!

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I found it interesting that Tami used to be a romance novelist, having written for the Loveswept line.

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mike draper said...

I'm a fan of Tami and think that she writes a suspenseful story.
I found that Tami first was a self published writer and was from Minnesota before moving to warmer climates.
Mike Draper mikedraper1042@yahoo.com
I am also a follower.
Mike

Margie said...

This sounds like a multi-layered mystery. The role of the child in this story sounds fascinating.
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Margie said...

+5 Swag
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CherylS22 said...

I'd love to win this book because I think it sounds like a great mystery/thriller. It would be interesting to see how the murder of a person that never existed gets solved.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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CherylS22 said...

There are several of Tami Hoag's books that I would like to read - 'Deeper Than The Dead' & 'The Alibi Man' for starters.
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Khyla said...

I love suspense thrillers and from your review I would say that this one is stacking up to be a great novel. It looks like a suspenseful story with some surprises.

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Christine H said...

wow, This sounds very intersting. Can you catch a killer whose victim never really lived. It sounds tough to read with the kids in the picture but I think it will be intersting uncovering her secrets.

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Christine H said...

http://twitter.com/#!/Romantic73/status/30544528284844032

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Christine H said...

http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=136237043106703&id=100000641625482

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Christine H said...

http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/chirth7/review/49961447/

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Christine H said...

I'd like to try any one of her romance novels.

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Shirley said...

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Tina said...

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Jolee said...

Marissa never existed....now that's a hook. :-) joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

Love that Hoag got her writing "start" as a child. :-) joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

bison61 said...

Marissa Fordham never existed-that got my interest

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crystalf said...

I want to find out what happens with little Haley. I have a 6 yr. old named Haley so it hits home. Thank you!

janeh said...

I'm a Tami Hoag fan to start with...and I think the fact that one of the the main characters"does not exist" is intriguing....

Kimberly said...

Mom murdered, child with the body, I want to know what happens next. Sounds like a real page turner!
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Daniel M said...

sounds great, would love to read it - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Nickolay said...

One thing I learned is that it has a awesome title. A title can make or break wether or not I read it sometimes. I love a good thriller


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tallcapp said...

I would like to read this book as it sounds like a good intro to the books of Tami Hoag. I have never read any of them, but one of my friends just loves them.

Sarah said...

Well, it's pretty interesting that the murder victim in the book turns out to have never existed in the first place - ?

Sarah said...

I found it interesting that Tami began writing at the age of nine. I can't believe I have not read her books yet.

Sarah said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/sarohioan/status/31216636694364160

susansmoaks said...

this sounds like a great page turner
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Michelle M. said...

love the fact that the female lead character was a teacher turned advocate and that the victim had assumed a new identity.

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Michelle M. said...

I've read most of her earlier books, but haven't read Deeper than the Dead, but would love to.

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Melissa B. said...

It may sound funny, but the clue finding reminds me of Nancy Drew. I love solving murder mysteries. Plus, there are many members of my family who will want a turn reading this.

clynsg said...

Almost everyone has sides to their personal history that are unknown, but usually it takes a tragedy for others to try to unravel them. This book sounds like a good story about that.

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clynsg said...

It's rather surprising considering the number of books I read and the number she has published, but I don't thing I have ever read any of her books. At least from looking at her website, nothing seemed really familiar.

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Diane52 said...

My interest in the book is solving the mystery of the book-finding out why?
Diane Baum
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scottsgal said...

Sounds very chilling anytime a small child is involved from the beginning
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scottsgal said...

I'd like to read Guilty as Sin
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jim.coyne2 said...

The book sounds very thrilled. I've never read Tami's books, but if i win maybe this will make me a huge fan.

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jim.coyne2 said...

I tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/JCoyne1031/status/31434185398812673

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jim.coyne2 said...

I love the covers of her books. The way they look really catch your eye

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Meredith said...

Sounds like a heart-wrenching story. It's hard to think about children in that position!

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Meredith said...

I haven't read any of Tami's books, but ALMOST bought one at the library sale the other day!! I think I'd like to read Prior Bad Acts too!

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MAC Mom said...

I love crime thrillers. The plot of Secrets to the Grave fascinates me when a murder victim's secret life comes out post humously.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

MAC Mom said...

I found it interesting that Tami became a self-published, self-illustrated author in the 3rd grade with Black Pony.
Jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Marissa Fordham never existed. I love a good mystery. garrettsambo@aol.com

lknott said...

I have heard of this author but not yet read one of her books. I think the secrets that Marissa held plus that she didn't exist has spiked my interest even more!!!


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Atreau said...

I found it interesting how many of her books have been made into movies.

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