Collins weaves a compelling story with strong characters: Jordan, several members of her victims support group, and Mark Pryor, a high school crush recently made detective who pursues the case on his own time. Jordan is torn between her desire to destroy the killer on her own and identifying with the other victims, accepting their help. There are lots of interesting twists to keep the story moving briskly.
I only had two reservations about the book. First, I felt the motive was fairly obvious from the start, but none of the characters see it until most of the way through the book. Second, the killer's musings, spotlighted at a couple of points, seem almost a burlesque rendition of a religious fanatic. But then, he's crazy, so it's rather minor.
What Doesn't Kill Her will be published by Thomas and Mercer on September 17. This review was based on an advanced reader's co