“Keller’s prose is so pure that her exploration of the desperate scourge of drugs and poverty and her forecast of a grim future for her heroine is a joy to read.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Keller’s series featuring Bell Elkins is remarkable for its humanity and its fully realized characters. Keller’s finely honed prose and emotional depth mark this series as exceptional in the world of crime fiction.” – Booklist (starred review)

“This outstanding, taut mystery presents an important social issue with compassion and great humanity.” – Library Journal (starred review)