|Publisher:||Back Bay Books|
Desperate to clear her name and to get at the truth, Maureen traces rumors about a similar murder at a local psychiatric hospital, uncovering a trail of deception and repressed scandal that could exonerate her - or make her the next victim.
A shattering first novel... You can't look away from it.-New York Times Book Review I can't think of a more interesting - and less likely - crime hero than Maureen O'Donnell, the damaged but determined center of Denise Mina's marvelous debut mystery. . . . The book bristles with angry energy and the spare urban poetry of its unique language. -Chicago Tribune A groundbreaking book . . . its emotional rawness and visceral honesty pack a punch more potent than any boxer-turned-PI could provide.-Washington Post Book World This raw, powerful story is an exceptional debut. -Kansas City Star A compelling story. . . . This is the reason we read mysteries. -Rocky Mountain News