On Sale: September 1, 2008
Featuring: Ellie Hatcher
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In a city full of victims . . . it's hard to choose just
Fresh-faced Indiana college student Chelsea
Hart is so excited to spend the final hours of her spring
break in the VIP room of an elite New York City club that
she remains behind when her girlfriends call it a night. The
next morning, as her concerned friends anxiously pace their
hotel lobby, joggers find Chelsea's body in East River Park,
her wavy blond hair brutally hacked off.
Detective Ellie Hatcher catches the case and homes in on the
group of privileged men who were last seen plying Chelsea
with free-flowing alcohol. But before she can even gather
the preliminary evidence, the gruesome murder is grabbing
headlines and drawing unwanted media attention to the
department. So when Ellie builds a tight case against Jake
Myers, a young hedge fund manager, the department brass and
the district attorney's office are elated: the case will
soon be cleared, the media will tout the department's quick
work, and Ellie will be a dream witness at the trial against
But Ellie has her doubts. Chelsea's murder
is eerily similar to three other deaths that occurred nearly
a decade ago: the victims were young, female, and in each
case, the killer had taken her hair as a souvenir.
Ellie's investigation pulls her into a late-night world of
exclusive clubs, conspicuous wealth, and hedonistic
consumption. And her search for the truth not only pits her
against her fellow cops but also places her under the
watchful eye of a psychopath eager to add the prideful young
female detective to his list.
suspenseful, Angel's Tip is an electric thriller that
offers a voyeuristic glimpse into the glamorous but
dangerous world of New York nightlife. This stunning
whodunit proves yet again that Alafair Burke "knows when and
how to drop clues to keep readers at her mercy"
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