August 2008 Indie Next List
“This story of a rookie detective trying to solve the case of a murdered college student, blew me away by twists, turns, and guessing that kept me riveted until the last page was turned. NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher is such a great character, and this is a great title for suspense fans.”
— Patricia Worth, River Reader LLC, Lexington, MO
In a city full of victims . . . it's hard to choose just one.
Indiana college student Chelsea Hart's wild evening with affluent young party boys in an elite Manhattan club was the most exhilarating and glamorous night of her life. It was also the last.
Now NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher's obsessive hunt for the co-ed's killer--the only chance to save the next victim--is placing her directly in the sights of a psychopath.
About the Author
Alafair Burke is the bestselling author of six previous novels, including the Ellie Hatcher series: 212, Angel's Tip, and Dead Connection. A former prosecutor, she now teaches criminal law and lives in Manhattan. Long Gone is her first stand-alone thriller.
“Gripping…. Burke leaves her principle characters little time to sleep; readers will relate.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[Burke] scores on all counts in this thriller about a serial killer with a hair fetish.... [Her] brisk and ultimately suspenseful narrative offers wily and intricate plotting and sharply etched major and minor characters.”
-Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
“Angel’s Tip is a riveting read that snaps with the beat of New York. Be prepared for a knuckle-biting journey that’ll keep you turning pages until the very end.”
“Alafair Burke has created a winning heroine in Ellie Hatcher, someone to root for not only in this book, but I hope in many more tales as yet untold.”
“Addictive. …Holds the readers attention from first word to last, and begs for a sequel.”
-Kirkus Reviews on Dead Connection
“Alafair Burke is one of those rare writers whose books are both scary and cerebral. Complex plotting, multi-layered characters, a creepy serial killer - in Angel’s Tip, Burke has once again proven herself a terrific storyteller.”