The Chalk Girl (Kathleen Mallory Series #10)

The Chalk Girl - Carol O'Connell Carol O'Connell's "The Chalk Girl" has more twists and turns than a Coney Island roller coaster. I hated to put it down!In this story, Special Crimes Unit Detective Kathy Mallory and her partner have two issues to investigate: a little girl who appears in Central Park with blood on her shoulder ("It fell from the sky") and the bodies (some of them dead) they keep finding in trees along the notorious Ramble.Throw in a socialite family, the diary of a dead child and a whole lot more -- and surprisingly, it all comes together in the end. I didn't see the "whodunnit" coming, which is a rarity for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed the read.(Review based on uncorrected advance proof.)