"Alyssa Bresnahan does a breathtaking job of making New York City Homicide Detective Kathie Mallory's weird, cold borderline personality appealing, and of maintaining pace in this baroque plot. I'm not convinced the disparate parts of Mallory's personality fit any realistic pathology, but she's riveting to watch as she goes after a serial murderer of little girls who has notched 100 kills and is now raising the ante with a new MO. It's unclear whether Mallory's own father is a suspect, and oh, also, when she left New York, there was a dead woman in her apartment, plus, scores of parents of murder victims are in the mix, playing moving targets as the death toll mounts. Bresnahan keeps scores of characters vivid and distinct, and the story boiling. B.G. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"