Natalie Price runs Horizon House, a newly established halfway house for recently released cons. Although she must be careful about who they accept, Natalie wants to take in Lynn Ingram.Lynn is a transsexual and had to be put into maximum security because of attacks she suffered from inmates, but Natalie feels she won't be a security risk and takes her in. A month later, Lynn is almost killed when she's stabbed in her chest and pubic area. Natalie and the detective in charge of the case, Leo Coscarelli, are determined to find the culprit, but their already-tangled relationship could prevent them from seeing the approaching danger.

With its violence, INSIDE OUT is not an easy read, but it is absolutely engaging, just like the first book in the series, Killing Time. Natalie is a strong, realistic woman with relatable problems, and the plot commands attention from start to finish. This is a strong book that's sure to entertain many. (Sep., 368 pp, $24.95)

Reviewed by: 
Robyn Glazer