Synopses & Reviews
Carol O'Connell's last novel, Dead Famous, made multiple best-of-year lists and won critical acclaim nationwide. O'Connell brings a hard edge of greatness to the crime thriller, wrote the San Jose Mercury News. A tough and brilliant action-, wit-, and surprise-packed novel. But never has Mallory faced as many surprises as in the case before her now. It seems cut-and-dried at first: a burglar has been caught in the act and killed by an ice pick--wielding home owner. Except that the home owner turns out to be the most famous lost child in NYPD history, missing for almost sixty years, thought to have been kidnapped following the massacre of her family: five siblings, father, stepmother, nanny, and housekeeper--nearly the entire household wiped out... with an ice pick. Filled with the intricate plotting and extraordinary characterization that are O'Connell's hallmarks, Winter House is her most powerful--and most astonishing--novel yet.
Scores on all levels. A densely plotted modern gothic and police procedural in one.—Detroit Free Press
Kathleen Mallory's latest case seems cut-and-dried: a burglar has been killed by an ice pick-wielding homeowner. Except that the homeowner turns out to be the most famous lost child in NYPD history--missing since her family was massacred 60 years ago with, coincidentally, an ice pick.
A reclusive senior citizen kills an intruder—but there's more to the story. In Carol O'Connell's new novel New York City officer Kathleen Mallory purges a woman of her mysterious past—and the flesh-and-blood ghosts of a violent family legacy.
About the Author
Carol O'Connell is the author of eight previous Mallory novels, including the national bestseller Winter House, and of Judas Child.