Synopses & Reviews
For readers of Stieg Larsson: the sixth Mallory novel from the New York Times
bestselling author of The Chalk Girl
—in trade paperback for the first time.
Police Detective Kathleen Mallory recognized the dead call girl. It was someone from her past, a woman who protected her on the streets of New York—and who betrayed her. Mallory also recognized the crime scene: victim hanging, hair in mouth, fire burning. It happened twenty-one years ago, when Mallory was a child. Now—whether it’s the work of a copy-cat killer or a serial murderer—it has happened again.
Kathleen Mallory’s past has finally caught up with her.
Fascinating... Once hooked, readers will gladly surrender to O'Connell's narrative wiles. (Denver Post) A standout among modern mysteries. (San Jose Mercury News) O'Connell has raised the standard for psychological thrillers. (Chicago Tribune)
“A rare literary accomplishment…impossible to forget.”—St. Petersburg Times
“Fascinating…Once hooked, readers will gladly surrender to O’Connell’s narrative wiles.”—The Denver Post
“A standout among modern mysteries…Mallory is the most interesting fictional detective I’ve come across in years.”—San Jose Mercury News
The new Kathleen Mallory novel delivers...
Police Detective Kathleen Mallory recognized the crime scene: victim hanging, hair in mouth, fire burning. It happened twenty-one years ago, when Mallory was a child. She also recognized the victim...
New York City detective Kathleen Mallory recognizes the crime scene in which a call girl is found hanging, hair in mouth and a fire burning. It's just like the murder that happened years ago when Mallory was a child. Now, Mallory's past catches up with her.
About the Author
Carol O’Connell is the author of the bestselling Kathleen Mallory novels and the stand-alones Judas Child and Bone by Bone.