This is the second in the Ellie Stone series and it’s just as engrossing as the first. It’s a smart fresh take on the female investigative reporter in that Ellie is only twenty-four-years-old and the setting is 1960s’ New York. Clearly, she has her work cut out for her as she must be twice as clever as her male colleagues and equally brazen. In Ziskin’s latest, Ellie is the first reporter on the scene when a young woman’s body is discovered in the woods of upstate New York. She uncovers small-town scandals and shocking secrets as she navigates through the tight-lipped worlds of academia and high society in her quest to find the killer. Exquisite prose paired with a quick-witted introspective heroine makes this a series you don’t want to miss.
– Sarah— From Sarah Chen
2015 ANTHONY AWARD NOMINEE: BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL!
“Ziskin’s…smart and aggressive protagonist has real personality. The author’s touch for academic politics coupled with his clear observations of the early years of the 1960s is superb. Don’t miss this series.”
–LIBRARY JOURNAL STARRED REVIEW
“[A] smart, relevant, and thoroughly compelling book that left me eagerly awaiting Ellie Stone's next adventure.”
–REVIEWING THE EVIDENCE
“The pace is nearly perfect, there are plenty of credibly developed suspects, and there are enough twists and turns in the path Ellie takes to keep it all interesting for the reader.”
“Ziskin’s writing displays a remarkable command of words, building them into a complex and convincing set and cast of characters.”
“You can’t help rooting for tenacious Ellie, who has the grit to know when she’s right and the grace to admit when she’s wrong.”
“An intriguing mystery set in simpler times, this stylish story is immensely enjoyable. The author has captured the attitudes and setting of the ’60’s perfectly, and the people come to life on the pages, bringing readers to worry about Ellie’s safety, and to fear the murderer will not be caught.”
–PORTLAND BOOK REVIEW