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Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, February 2, 2009:
“Mary's observant, careful narration pulls readers into a bleak but gripping story of survival and the endless capacity of humanity to persevere . . .Fresh and riveting.”
Starred review, School Library Journal, May 2009:
"[T]he suspense that Ryan has created from the very first page on entices and tempts readers so that putting the book down is not an option."
From the Hardcover edition.
The police never suspect that a serial killer might be at large until they discover the fourth body—the first white victim—draped across a tomb in a London graveyard. Now, accusations of racism are rampant and Scotland Yard is on the defensive, scrambling to apprehend a maniac while trying to avoid a potential public relations disaster. Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley and his disgraced partner Barbara Havers have been assigned to the investigation, and Winston Nkata has been hastily—though deservedly—promoted and made the station's spokesperson to the media.
But with Lynley distracted by concerns for his pregnant wife, Havers fighting for her professional future, and Nkata confronting a hostile public, no one has begun to imagine the tenacity and ingenuity of the killer they are seeking . . . and no one is prepared for the savage, shocking instant when everything will change forever.See all Product Description
I was very excited to read this book after reading the comments but I wasn't very impressed. It was a little slow and predictable.Published 4 months ago by Pascaline Stevens
This novel is recommended on almost all "must read zombie books" and I really don't understand WHY. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Nathan ostle
The worst `Twilight meets the Village` who cares Bullshit I have every wasted my time reading. I got half way through the book and kept wishing an unconsecrated zombie would just... Read morePublished 15 months ago by James
I started this series hoping it would be good. I read reviews that were positive but they missed the obvious. Read morePublished 20 months ago by W. Myers
A ''don't go into the woods'' warning, has a huge impact when you happen to live right next them. Forget building a tree house, or going to the ocean. Forget freedom. Read morePublished on July 2 2013 by Book Cupid
It took me some time to really fully understand this book. It describes the road to madness that the main character does, living in a town surrounded by a fence and a forest of... Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2013 by Lina-From the Verge
Okay, so Mary is a little bit of an iffy character... but she isn't why I loved the book! The images are so fantastic, and vivid, and full of life, even when speaking of the... Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2012 by Sierra
This book was not quite what I had expected, yet it was great and I really enjoyed it. For a zombie book, the psychological element was way more prominent than the physical element... Read morePublished on Sept. 2 2011 by Coreena