I was not that pleased with the book. It moved slowly, too much occult stuff in it and the main character, Kathleen Mallory, was not someone I cared for. Just not my type of book.
I did not care for this book. The main character Mallory came across as arrogant and unlikeable. Mallory's partner and cop friends never stopped putting Mallory on a pedestal and the constant references to the brilliance of Mallory's adoptive cop father (slain in the line of duty) and the homey wisdom of her adoptive mother grew tiresome after a while. There were several subplots and odd occurrences that appeared to be tossed in for some unknown reason, only to never be resolved. I found the character of Mallory's business partner, Charles Butler, to be a much more interesting character, but he was never fully developed.
Have been reading the series and this should have been read first. Good story and a great writer.
Did not care for Kathleen Mallory...........she seems like a shell!
This is the first one in the series. I may try another one!
I loved "Bone By Bone", one of O'Connell's novels. The characters in it were realistic and it was so well written. Wonder why the difference?????
Absolutely great cop/murder mystery. Kathleen Mallory would be an intriguing character in any setting, but as a NYC cop, she's fascinating. The plot whips along. Spellbinding!