For readers of Stieg Larsson: the sixth Mallory novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Chalk Girl--in trade paperback for the first time. Police Detective Kathleen Mallory recognized the dead call girl. It was someone from her past, a woman who protected her on the streets of New York--and who betrayed her. Mallory also recognized the crime scene: victim hanging, hair in mouth, fire burning. It happened twenty-one years ago, when Mallory was a child. Now--whether it's the work of a copy-cat killer or a serial murderer--it has happened again. Kathleen Mallory's past has finally caught up with her. Review. "A rare literary accomplishment...impossible to forget."--St. Petersburg Times. "Fascinating...Once hooked, readers will gladly surrender to O'Connell's narrative wiles."--The Denver Post "A standout among modern mysteries...Mallory is the most interesting fictional detective I've come across in years."--San Jose Mercury News About the Author. Carol O'Connell is the author of the bestselling Kathleen Mallory novels and the stand-alones Judas Child and Bone by Bone.