Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780385731331, 229pp.
Publication Date: September 14, 2004
Cormier is in top form in this chilling portrait of a serial murderer. . . . Gripping. "School Library Journal," Starred
"An" "ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults.
*"Cormier is in top form in this cilling portrait...a sense of 'tenderness' pervades this gripping tale."
--School Library Journal, starred review
"Cormier's latest is a mesmerizing plunge into the mind of a psychopathic teen killer that is both deeply disturbing and utterly compelling."
"A serial killer; an aging cop with a hunch; an impulsive 15-year-old runaway: Three familiar characters are spun by a master of suspense into another disturbing study in emotional dysfunction."
"Rarely has Cormier's irony been darker...readers will stay on the edge of their seats."
-- Publishers Weekly