WINTER HOUSE (Psychological suspense-NYC-Cont) - VG
Carol O’Connell – 8th in series
G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2004- Hardcover
Mallory is called to investigate the murder by scissors of an intruder by an elderly woman. But it turns out the intruder was a serial killer, the murder weapon was actually an ice pick, the elderly woman someone who had been missing for fifty-eight years since nine members of her family had been killed with an ice pick.
There are layers upon layers in this story of a house, a family, relationships and greed. I have loved the Mallory series from the start and this is one of the best. You learn more about Mallory’s partner Riker and vulnerability of Charles, Mallory’s friend and business partner, is a wonderful contrast to the character of Mallory. I would not recommend starting the series with this book, but it is a definitely an excellent addition to the series.