A visit to her uncle was supposed to be a vacation, but burned-out social worker Sally Hopkins finds herself investigating a series of animal mutilations. Within the week, a woman is killed, and the investigation turns from looking for a kid who likes to torture cats into a search for a killer.

Little Town Lies 2006, Tor Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780765349453

Mass-market paperback

Little Town Lies 2005, Forge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780765310941