" Because I hadn't read the previous few books in this series (only her earlier stuff), I got a bit lost in the beginning. I really enjoyed the flashbacks with Amanda and Evelyn but I remembered how much I didn't really like the Will Trent character and it's probably why I havent read many of the other novels. Even though he's had a tough life, etc, I think he's soft and needs to stand up for himself especially with his ex, Angie. He's a bit of a plodder and quite irritating. Having said that, after reading reviews of the previous novels, I may go back and read them just to fill in the blanks. I did like how the past and present collided and Slaughter did well with her research. I am just glad I wasn't a female police officer in the 1970s! "
— Karla, 2/5/2014