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Detective Elouise "Lou" Norton is called to Bonner Park where the body of thirteen-year-old Chanita Lords has been found. Lou discovers that the victim lived in the same building where she grew up and Chanita was clearly exceptional destined to leave the housing projects behind. Not only that but other talented girls have gone missing. When she receives taunting clues that arrive too late to prevent another death Lou knows that it's only a matter of time before the killer comes after her…
When the body of 13-year-old Chanita Lords turns up in a duffel bag in a park early in Hall's suspenseful third mystery featuring LAPD homicide detective Elouise "Lou" Norton (after 2015's Skies of Ash), Lou and her partner, Colin Taggart, initially focus on a sex offender who's a neighbor of the victim in the housing projects, but it's soon obvious things are not quite what they seem. In the sprawling Los Angeles cityscape, racial tensions still run deep, and the dogged Lou, who grew up in the same projects as Chanita, is careful never to forget where she was raised and how far she's come. She's also witty, and the banter between her and Colin brings some welcome levity to the dark deeds they're investigating. Meanwhile, recently divorced Lou is getting used to being single, and her father, who left her when she was a kid, reenters her life. Readers weary of the dour, pessimistic detectives so common to genre can relate to Lou. Those hungry for chills will be satisfied as the action builds to a surprising, terrifying climax.