Picks and Pans Review: Stone Angel

UPDATED 08/04/1997 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 08/04/1997 at 01:00 AM EDT

by Carol O'Connell

Beach Book of the Week

THE BAYOU REMEMBERS. DEEP IN ITS marshy depths old evils lurk, ready to strike with gator force should someone be fool enough to stir the waters. But in this moving mystery, that someone is more than ready for the fight of her life. She is NYPD Detective Sgt. Kathleen Mallory, who has returned to her tiny Louisiana hometown after almost 20 years to solve the case that has obsessed her since childhood: the murder of her own mother.

Mallory's memory-haunted journey of discovery should prove equally illuminating to readers. The many fans O'Connell has won over with her first three novels will glimpse not only some of the mettle beneath her computer-hacker heroine's steely facade, but also the breadth of her own talent. Here she conjures up a world of almost Faulknerian richness and complexity—though in mercifully shorter sentences—peopled with characters every bit as compelling as those on Mallory's usual Manhattan beat. In Stone Angel, O'Connell's imagination truly takes wing. (Putnam, $24.95)

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Bindi Irwin: Remembering My Dad
  • Bindi Irwin: Remembering My Dad
  • Adam Levine's Wedding Details!
  • James Garner: 1928-2014

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners