... an interesting exploration into this condition and the difficulties that arise when dealing with a myriad of personalities in the midst of a murder investigation. Readers will feel for Carolyn and find themselves rooting for her and the majority of her very likable personalities, which she has created as a defense mechanism for dealing with the world around her. That said, we have read and seen enough about this disorder to know that it also could be used as a convenient crutch when getting away with various misdeeds. Including murder!
Six personalities are locked inside Carolyn Grand. Each gets a chance to reveal itself in turn, in narratives of startling intimacy that make it difficult for the reader to disengage ... This will satisfy immersive-thriller fans, although the graphic depictions of cruelty and pedophilia will be disturbing.
... a solid debut ... Though a dubiously ethical relationship between Carolyn and a police officer investigating her strains credulity, Carter ably handles the different narrative voices, as well as presenting a mentally ill lead without fetishizing the illness. Readers will hope to see more from Carter.