In the third NYPD detective Kathy Mallory novel from New York Times bestseller Carol O'Connell, old ghosts rise up for maverick detective Kathy Mallory as an artist is dramatically murdered.
Mallory Book 3: from New York Times bestseller Carol O'Connell, master of knife-edge suspense and intricate plotting.
Detective Kathy Mallory. New York's darkest. You only underestimate her once.
A deadly familiar crime.
An artist is murdered, in a stylish, surprising and deadly act of performance art. The murder almost goes unnoticed, but it reminds NYPD detective Kathy Mallory of an older, more brutal crime investigated years before by Mallory's now dead adoptive father.
A maverick cop with attitude.
As soon as Mallory starts to work on the new crime, old ghosts rise up, and the word comes down from on high to close her down, to shut her out of the case.
What if her father had been right? What if the butcher was still out there?
But for Mallory, rules exist only to be shattered ...
Sustained by the unforgettable personality of its heroine... witty, unusual and memorable - Guardian
There's never been a fictional detective like Kathy Mallory
If any writer could make me break my New Year's resolution to avoid serial killer novels, it's the brilliant Carol O'Connell. - Daily Telegraph
Mallory is both mysterious and as real as a fist in the face. - Harper s Bazaar
This is crime writing at its best, and Mallory is its fascinating central character - New Books Magazine
The crimes are gruesome, the writing as smooth as silk as each chapter of this thriller reveals a piece of an increasingly horrendous jigsaw. - Bella Magazine
Carol O'Connell is one of the finest writers of contemporary thrillers, with her intoxicating mix of rich prose, resonant characters and knife-edge suspense. Her books featuring NYPD detective Kathy Mallory, and the stand-alone novel, JUDAS CHILD, have garnered widespread critical acclaim and have appeared on bestseller lists across America. She lives in New York City.