Maslin writes, “Fear the Darkness” [is] another strong display of the author’s ingenuity. This novel is no replay of the first….
“Ms. Masterman once again shows herself to be an expert manipulator of readers’ expectations. She also slyly changes the way some of her characters are perceived as the story moves along, and she’s particularly good at slipping those changes past notice.
“As for where she’s ready to take this carefully constructed book, her research gives the best answer: She has consulted experts in drowning, toxicology, radiology, pacemaker identification, clean sheet maggots, forensics, guns, martial arts, the logistics of mass homicide and the society fund-raiser. As for how she knows about Arizona’s $10,000 fine for killing a cactus, she’s not saying.”
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