The inevitable clash between law enforcement and defense counsel is embodied in Stewart's newest protagonists. One of her strengths is her ability to create utterly creepy and deadly villains. Tragedy runs deep through this shocking tale, making it both transfixing and emotionally devastating.
What they don't expect, however, is to discover fresh bodies placed on top of Woods' burial sites. There is obviously a new and deadly killer on the loose. (BALLANTINE, Sep., 448 pp., $6.99)