“No one portrays the mind of a sociopathic killer better than John Katzenbach, in superb form with this psychological thriller, a vivid cat-and-mice game in which the mice strive to outwit the cat.”William Bayer, Edgar Awardwinning author of Peregrine and Switch
The Mysterious Press
978-0-8021-2298-8 • $15.00 • Paperback • Jan. 2015
“[Katzenbach’s] novels are reliably smart and intriguing, featuring characters who are off-kilter in various ways . . . presented in a cinematic narrative that yanks the reader in from the first page. . . . This is indeed an edge-of-your-seat thriller, in many ways one of Katzenbach’s best works to date.” Bookreporter
Three ordinary women with nothing in common. They are different ages, come from different backgrounds, and lead drastically different lives. The only thing that binds them together is their red hairand that each of them has been targeted for murder. When these women receive chilling letters in the mail from a killer known only as the Big Bad Wolf, their lives are upended. The “Reds” spend every waking moment in fear as the Wolf stalks them, biding his time, searching for the perfect opportunity to complete his master plan. But the one thing this devious killer didn’t count on was the Reds discovering each other. These three women, using clues left by the Wolf, band together to protect one another from their deadly predator. And when law enforcement refuses to pay them any attention, the Reds’ only hope for survival is to turn the tables and beat the Wolf at his own game. In this riveting novel, filled with suspense that only a master like John Katzenbach could write, the Reds must track down the Wolf before he silences them all forever.
“A first-rate thriller.” Huntington News
“A page-turner from the get-go and must reading for thriller fans.” Booklist (starred review)