"Here is access to a world a lot of us would rather not think about and a way to confront the larger mystery of why women’s deaths in the sex trade are still considered inevitable.
"It is a fast and compelling read, well organized and researched, illustrated with ghost maps in gray and black that evoke the night landscape. Gilbert’s story drives the narrative, the first half devoted to the women’s stories, the second half to an investigation riddled with gaps and delays.
"Kolker writes masterfully about place, from fast-food alleys of industrial towns to the poison ivy-infested salt marsh of Oak Beach. His human portraits are sharp yet compassionate, rendered in rough language and complicated by subplots of addiction and economic hardship."