Deeper than the Dead is set back in the 1980's when they didn't have the technology that we take advantage of today. The story revolves around a small town that harbors a serial killer and the people within it. The focus is primarily on four children and their teacher who all learn to cope with death, a demented student and troubles at home.
Deeper than the Dead is a little off the beaten Tami Hoag path but it was a refreshing difference. I'm a huge fan of all of her books and I think that this one is the best I've read so far. I can't sing its praises enough, AMAZING book!