feisty Los Angeles crime reporter Molly Blume, life is good.
She is newly married (to the adoring and adorable Rabbi Zack),
and her latest true-crime book is a hot seller. When an overardent
fan's attentions arouse Molly's suspicion, however, her toughts
turn uneasily to stalkers.
the fan, Reuben Jastrow, swears that he desperately needs Molly's
help in finding his eighteen-yer-old daughter, Hadassah, who
has run away from home to be with a man she met on the Internet.
hesitantly agrees--and immediately has regrets. For Reuben hasn't
told her the whole truth. The more Molly look sfor clues to
the missing girl's fate, the more she wonders:
Is Hadassah a random victim of a predator, or is the girl a
pawn in a scheme of revenge against her family?
a long, deadly path that stretches before Molly, a path mined
with hidden passions and festering secrets. And it ends with
a final twist and an unnerving truth:
we don't see can lead to danger...and tragedy.
for Now You See Me
"Krich once again delivers a well-crafted mystery that
is also a powerful exploration of the tragedy of unintended
consequences. Krich excels at creating suspense through her
characters' struggles and mistakes, a skill that is once again
evident in this page-turner."
"A gripping tale of deceit, revenge and murder...edge-of-your-seat
of the year's best mystery novels...an intriguing, engrossing,
and even enchanting tale magnificently and beautifully told."
"Krich expertly walks the line between faith and excitement."
into the dark teen world of cheating, computer chat rooms, self-mutilation
and sexual harassment,... Krich puts a sure finger on the painful
spots where ordinary kids' problems turn into murderous melodrama—all
at a bargain price."
"Krich brings the girl's terror and naivete close, but
most of the story revolves around Molly, who doggedly pursues
the tangled truth and wrestles with a long-ago hurt that tests
her ability to forgive."
"An intriguing novel...A missing teenager, the dangers
of Internet chat rooms and murder combine for an exciting mystery
full of unexpected twists."
"Krich hasn't lost what may be her greatest strength: her
ability to invite readers into the world of Orthodox Judaism
or to allow us to share vicariously in its rituals and the warmth
of its community."
"Entertaining and provocative"
"A terrific book in a series of terrific books"
Jewish Library Association Newsletter
"Now You See Me... is intruiging, puzzling, informative,
and very enjoyable."
"[One of] several impressive works by Los Angeles-based
writers....fine storytellers.... Krich brings back her appealing
Orthodox sleuth, Molly Blume....The intricacies of the plot
can't be described without giving away details key to the pleasures
of discovery for readers."