famous for its infamous “lake effect” winter
blizzards, which have dumped as much as 22 inches of
snow on the city in one storm, than for its crime headlines,
is the focus of the hunt for a serial killer
in Stephan Talty’s new novel.
in the Irish stronghold of South Buffalo, the story
begins as Absalom “Abbie” Kearney
returns to the city where her adopted father was one
of the area’s most revered and respected police
officers. With a Harvard degree and a detective’s
badge, Abbie finds it difficult to earn the respect
her step-father received from the members of the community.
it becomes apparent that a sadistic killer is on the
loose, Abbie seizes the opening to prove she can handle
the investigation and earn the respect of her colleagues.
Unfortunately, at every turn the young woman discovers
that a cultural wall of silence blocks her way.
secretive Irish organization that includes some of the
members of the police force is apparently determined
to find the killer and mete out its own form of justice
before the official inquiry can locate the psychopath.
even her own family becomes drawn into the intrigue,
Abbie realizes that she is not only battling wits with
a very clever psychopath but also with a group of individuals
who have some deep seated secrets that run generations
this first novel featuring BPD Decretive
is an indication of things to come, you’ll want
to get in on the ground floor so you’ll be fully
familiar with the heroine’s background and personality
before she tackles her next case. This is a series
that may well make Buffalo
famous for something other than the city’s harsh