Not all angels are divine, and as TV reporter Riley Spartz uncovers a serial killer who draws angel-shaped chalk outlines around the bodies of his victims, she unearths an eerie legend dating back nearly a century. Julie Kramer's fourth mystery in the series, following Silencing Sam, ratchets up the tension as Riley tracks clues to an Iowa cemetery and the Black Angel monument that may have inspired a string of homicides throughout the Midwest—including that of her friend Kate Warner. Now someone is pursuing Riley as well. It could be a negligent dog owner who Riley exposed in her broadcast, or it could be a psychotically delusional angel of death.
"Kramer surpasses her previous three Riley Spartz titles with this feverishly suspenseful, nail-biting thriller with a gutsy heroine."—Library Journal
"Kramer tells the tale from both Riley's and the killer's points of view, and this strategy ... keeps the pages turning.... Kramer gives readers a strong sense of a reporter's daily routine, drawing in details of other news stories and Riley's personal life to add texture to the novel."—Booklist
"The fourth Riley Spartz mystery by Minnesota author Julie Kramer is her best yet.... TV reporter–investigative journalist Spartz is at her feistiest, the dialogue is at its sharpest and the main plot is chillingly suspenseful. There's plenty of action and a jaw-dropping penultimate scene that sets up the potential for another book in the series."—Associated Press