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Critical Praise

"Martinez's effervescent debut thriller comes on like a series pilot, with a winning heroine and a large cast of colorful supporting characters drawn in broad strokes and primed for future episodes."

——Publishers Weekly

"In her debut, Martinez joins Linda Fairstein in the ranks of prosecutors turned authors, bringing real-life detail and emotion to this thriller."

——Library Journal

"Martinez's debut novel is a breakout."


"There is something for everyone in this story of a young prosecutor struggling to solve a brutal high-society murder -- evil, innocence, sex, romance, violence, adventure, mystery, and imagination. An engrossing story."

——American Booksellers Association (Book Sense Pick for March)