Picks and Pans Review: In the Forest of Harm

UPDATED 02/19/2001 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 02/19/2001 at 01:00 AM EST

by Sallie Bissell

The pressure builds steadily through the early chapters of this taut debut. Atlanta prosecutor Mary Crow has just convicted her sixth murderer and heads to the mountainous forests of her childhood with her two best girlfriends from law school—New Yorker Joan, who gripes about the outdoors, and Alex, a Texas beauty who's quietly worried about Mary's first visit home since the unsolved rape and murder of her mother 12 years earlier. Hot on their trail, though, is the vengeful brother of the man Mary just sent to jail. But the forest holds even greater terrors, and it is the women's journey of survival—with Mary as both hunter and prey—that propels this solid page-turner. (Bantam, $21.95)

Bottom Line: Top-notch thriller

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