Former Police Lieutenant Lorraine Page, is a recovering alcoholic. Her drinking has caused her marriage to breakdown and cost her her career. When she reaches her lowest point, earning her living as a hooker, a man tries to kill her with a hammer. Lorraine, now sober, discovers that there have been a series of hammer killings of prostitutes and she tries to catch the killer. La Plante's characters are great creations and her plot develops along with the thrills and spills we are used to by this author. Though sometimes downright depressing there is always the hope that Lorraine will succeed and outwit a more powerful adversary.
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