“Finally, a novel of literary suspense that gets almost everything right—forensically and psychologically.”—Sarah Weinman, Baltimore Sun
In this "mystery of cold beauty and dark isolation, written with crystalline precision" (Miami Herald), a series of crib deaths in Syracuse, New York, draws the attention of police and national media. Is a serial infant murderer at large?
A "haunting story, icy cold in its upstate New York setting but glowing with the unusual brightness of its heroine" (Eugene Weekly
stars a solitary fingerprint examiner who finds herself playing a critical role in the case. Diana Abu-Jaber, a "gifted and graceful writer" (Chicago Tribune
), masterfully "transcends formula" (Kirkus Reviews
) as "the tension of Origin
escalates, shaped as much by beautifully nuanced prose as menacing events" (New York Daily News
). Reading group guide included.
- May 2008
- 5.5 × 8.3 in
/ 384 pages
- Territory Rights: Worldwide
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