A new murder case with ties to a convicted serial killer leads Detective Ellie Hatcher into a twisting investigation with explosive and deadly results in this superb mystery from the A??terrific web spinnerA? (Entertainment Weekly) Alafair Burke.
When psychotherapist Helen Brunswick is murdered in her Park Slope office, the entire city suspects her estranged husbandA??until the District AttorneyA??s office receives an anonymous letter. The letterA??s author knows a chilling detail that police have kept secret: the victimA??s bones were broken after she was killed. Her injuries were eerily similar to the signature used twenty years earlier by Anthony Amaro, a serial killer serving a life sentence for his crimes. Now, Amaro is asking to be released from prison, arguing that he was wrongly convicted, and that the true killer is still on the loose.
NYPD Detectives Ellie Hatcher and JJ Rogan are tapped as the A??fresh lookA? team to reassess the original investigation that led to AmaroA??s conviction. The case pits them against both their fellow officers and a hard-charging celebrity defense lawyer with a young associate named Carrie Blank, whose older sister was one of AmaroA??s victims.
As the NYPD and AmaroA??s lawyers search for certainty among conflicting evidence, their investigations take them back to CarrieA??s hometown, where secrets buried long ago lead to a brutal attackA??one that makes it terrifyingly clear that someone has gotten too close to the truth.