Photographer Kelly Santos left New Orleans a decade ago, vowing never to return. But guilt draws her back when her mentor, Sister Grace, dies suddenly. Kelly intends to quickly conclude her business and leave, but when she has a vivid vision of a murder she feels compelled to report the crime.

After a body is found, Kelly's an obvious suspect, but the cop in charge, Jack Callaghan, doesn't believe she's a killer. Another vision makes Kelly question the circumstances of Sister Grace's death and wonder if it could be connected. Then facts come to light suggesting that she may be right—and in grave danger because of it.

Hingle is a very talented storyteller, skillfully combining a number of interesting subplots that heighten the tension—almost unbearably at times. Be prepared to want to finish this story in one sitting. (Dec., 384 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer