Six employees are killed in the euthanasia room of the animal shelter where they worked. Only one young woman survives—the most unlikely of cold-blooded killers. A lover of animals, Tory Troy is petite, brainy, and gifted with a sharp sense of humor. What could have provoked her to murder her coworkers? That’s the question court-assigned psychiatrist Baraku Bexley is determined to answer. Starting in the Connecticut mental hospital where she’s confined, Dr. Bexley will interview Tory and those who thought they knew her. For between the person Tory seems to be and the horrific crimes she’s accused of committing lies a divide so dark and deep that no one, not Bexley, not the reader, will see the shattering truth until the final page.