I was oddly drawn to this book. The first couple of pages put me off with the proliferation of high fashion designer names thrown about. Soon you find out it is about a poor little rich girl who shoplifts to fill a hole inside.
But I couldn't put it down. Interesting characters, well written, and a plot that kept moving. I enjoyed it much more than I would have imagined!
I really liked this book. There are interesting twists and turns and information about Mallory we didn't hear before. O'Connell is my new favorite author. I am devouring every one of her books (and sharing them with others!)
Carol O'Connell's books are my favorite literary discoveries for a long time! I can't put any of them down once I pick them up, and I keep telling other people about them. Kathleen Mallory is an interesting woman with a mysterious past that has molded her in ways no one completely understands and the reader is only treated to glimpses in novels, each revealing a little more. I have three more to read and I am pacing myself, because I enjoy them so much and I don't want to finish them. In fact I have enjoyed them so much that I am now going back and replacing my paperbacks with hardcovers so that I can continue to loan them out.
Killing Critics has an interesting, complicated plot with further revelations about Mallory.
I found this book and her second book, "The Man Who Cast Two Shadows" at a thrift store. I gobbled up the first one, and then the second one. The characters are unique. They aren't people you meet on a daily basis, and the books had me wanting more information about them to figure them out. I've loaned the book to a friend who passed it on to her daughter, so I bought my daughter another copy!