Number 7 of the Mallory series. Complex character development in this intelligent series pairs with suberb, complicated plot.
"America's answer to Ruth Rendell" according to the book jacket, and they are right. Carol O'Connell is a great writer, and her Mallory books are addictive. She is one of the most interesting female detectives, and characters, going. It's better to start somewhere near the beginning - jumping right into this without background isn't nearly as much fun, but it's still an excellent mystery. In this one, juror's on a controversial trial are being murdered one by one, and a nasty shock jock is making it worse. Great read.
I love the Mallory series. Carol O'Connell is one of the best writers in this market today. Not only a strong storyteller, but she really writes well! Also recommend you begin at beginning of series...unlike many writers who spend 1/2 the book clueing you in on what happened in previous books, the reader is left on their own to understand much of the undercurrents that go on here...maybe that's one of the reasons I like it so much!
Really unique mystery. Very dark, psychological plot. Believable & flawed characters you've never come across before. Well written, not just a plot heavy page turner.
I love all of the Mallory books and this one was no exception, Mallory and her friends lives expand and contract and leaves her questioning the outcome.