"Sunday, July 13. 1:46 A.M. Near Lookout Mountain and Laurel Canyon. An unidentified woman in her twenties, wearing a nightgown, was the victim of a hit-and-run accident that left her unconscious andseriously injured. There were no witnesses.
"So reads the report on the accident off Mulholland Drive in Molly Blume's" Crime Sheet" column for a weekly Los Angelestabloid. Just another small L.A. tragedy, soon forgotten.
But the image of the young woman in her nightgown stumbling along a dark, winding road is one Molly, a freelance true-crime writer, cannot shake.In fact, it draws her to a bedside in intensive care, where the victim whispers to her three names: Robbie, Max, and Nina. It's not a smoking gun, but is sufficient to reinforce Molly's gut instinctthat there are sinister circumstances behind the assault on Lenore Saunders.
With fearless conviction, Molly asks questions that nobody-including Lenore's mom, her ex-husband, hershrink, or even Molly's L.A.P.D. buddy, Detective Connors-wants to answer. Nevertheless, the astute Molly discovers Lenore lived a fractured life, so different from Molly's own secure andloving Orthodox Jewish background. And as a chilling picture of the unfortunate woman begins to take shape, the menace of murders past and present stirs and quickens.
In her first Molly Blume novel, award-winning novelist Rochelle Krich tells a story in the tradition of the great L.A. mysteries of the past-and introduces an investigator who is pure gold. Twentysomething divorcee Molly Blume, with her deepfaith, short skirts, and nose for the truth, is a heroine to cherish. "From the Hardcover edition."