Dr. Michael Stone is a forensic psychologist who champions the victims of crimes. In this case she has become involved in a custody battle. When Michael delivers her testimony which accuses a prominent, well-liked surgeon with child abuse, the community is shocked. The judge ignores her accusations and gives full custody to the father charging the mother with leading her children to a wrongful accusation. The very next day the children are murdered and none other than the mother is jailed.
Could Michael have been that wrong about the mother? Desperate to figure out who the murderer is Michael goes to jailed sadistic Alex B. Wily to gain some insight into how a criminal's mind works. Michael seems to get drawn in by Wily. The killer is someone she must know.
This is the start of a great series. Michael is a person whom the reader is drawn to and quite likeable. Will look for the next in the series.
First Line: "I don't think most people's reaction to finding a dead body on a dock would be to call their kid to come look at it."