When Lou and her partner take on the sad task of informing a mother that her 13-year-old daughter has died, Lou finds herself in the building she grew up in. The girl's death fits a pattern: dancers, artists, honors scholars, gone missing in the same district, the one Lou attended not so long ago. Lou is valiantly trying to make a go of life after divorce, but this case is personal, and it's only a matter of time before the killer comes after Lou herself.
Rachel Howzell. Hall is the author of the critically acclaimed Detective Elouise Norton series, as well as Quiet Storm, which received a starred review from Library Journal, as well as a positive review from Publishers Weekly, and was a featured selection for Borders" Original Voices program. Her day job is in cancer research. She lives in Los Angeles.