Burke’s first stand-alone novel is a chilling psychological thriller which weaves disparate characters together in a web of revenge, deceit and betrayal. This clever, twisting plot serves up numerous victims and numerous criminals — plus police who can’t be bothered with the truth.
Alice is trying to make it in the art world without help from her famous father, and she jumps at the chance to manage a gallery. Then she finds a corpse on the floor. Soon Alice is the prime suspect in both the murder and in distribution of child pornography. The evidence is so overwhelming that Alice wonders if she is losing her mind. With the help of a troubled FBI agent, Alice starts to piece together clues that might exonerate her. (HARPER, Jul., 368 pp., $24.99)