Little Girl Blue by
Carroll and Graf - Jan 2002
ISBN:078670943X - Hardcover
Reviewed by Barbara
Lieutenant Julia Brennan,
commander of the North Manhattan homicide squad, Is called to Central
Park to view the naked body of an unidentified girl whose skin has turned
blue from the cold. Unconsciously, the name "Little Girl Blue"
comes to her mind.
Julia is determined
to discover who and what caused the girl to flee in the frigid night.
She risks everything to give the girl a name and to bring the person guilty
Her search teams her
with Peter Foley, a maverick in the Sex Crimes
Unit, who is well-informed about pedophiles, and dangerously has an agenda
of his own.
Her journey into the
dark world of pedophiles threatens not only her life, but also that of
her daughter, Corry, and her uncle, reporter
This is a well-constructed
plot with suspense maintained throughout the story. The characters are
developed in depth. The treatment of the strong woman, Julia, who must
balance her love for her job with her love and feeling of responsibility
toward her daughter; and who must weigh her principles against the politics
of the department is excellent. The view of the world of pedophiles is
This is a "page-turner"
and a must read for any reader interested in following the police in solving