Mallory Book 8: the eighth NYPD detective Kathy Mallory novel from New York Times bestseller Carol O'Connell, master of knife-edge suspense and intricate plotting. Detective Kathy Mallory. New York's darkest. You only underestimate her once. A secret that has yet to claim its final victim When a known serial killer is found at Winter House, with shears sticking out of his chest and an ice pick in his hand, NYPD detective Kathy Mallory is called in to investigate. At the scene of the crime seventy-year-old Nedda Winter immediately confesses to the killing, claiming it was self-defence. Case closed. However, Nedda is in fact the most famous lost child in NYPD history, missing for almost sixty years, thought to be kidnapped following the massacre of her family...with an ice pick. And a remarkable story begins to emerge, of murderous greed and family horror, abandonment and loss, revenge and twisted love.