Synopses & Reviews
The astonishing new Mallory novel from the New York Timesbestselling author and one of the most acclaimed crime writers in America.
The reviews called it A Play to Die For” after the woman was found dead in the front row. It didnt seem so funny the next night, when another body was foundthis time the playwrights, his throat slashed.
Detective Kathy Mallory takes over, but no matter what she asks, no one seems to be giving her a straight answer. The only personif person” is the right wordwho seems to be clear is the ghostwriter. Every night, an unseen backstage hand chalks up line changes and messages on a blackboard. And the ghostwriter is now writing Mallory into the play itself, a play about a long-ago massacre that may not be at all fictional. MALLORY,” the blackboard reads. TONIGHTS THE NIGHT. NOTHING PERSONAL.”
If Mallory cant find out whos responsible, heads will roll. Unfortunately, one of them may be her own.
On Route 66, as word travels that children's grave sites are being discovered along the road, the parents of missing children form a silent caravan. They are being shepherded by NYPD Detective Kathleen Mallory, who seeks a killer like none she has ever known-and a child unlike the others: herself.
About the Author
CAROL OCONNELL is the author of eleven Mallory novels, most recently The Chalk Girl, and two stand-alones. She lives in New York City.