Lola is a young college student, spending her days larking about with her friends and attending classes. When she needs a topic for her dissertation, she is steered onto the topic of Frieda by one of the lecturers in her college, a man who dislikes Frieda as she has shown his analysis of cases to be wrong several times. Lola tries to contact Frieda but has little success so she starts to contact Frieda's friends and people she has worked with in the past. Frieda is apparently in hiding, gone to be out of Reeve's sight and hopefully obsession.
As Lola wanders around trying to contact Frieda, she instead runs into Reeve. When she does finally meet Frieda, Frieda sees a picture of Dean on Lola's phone and she knows Lola's life as she knows it is done. She hustles Lola to her apartment and gives her ten minutes to grab anything she wants. She throws away Lola's phone and cuts off her Internet access. Lola and Frieda are on the run, moving from place to place one short step ahead of Reeve. Frieda feels that things are coming to a head and soon either she or Reeve will be gone. Which will it be?
The Frieda Klein series is one of the top series in the mystery genre. Readers have followed Frieda for years, getting to know her and intimately feeling what being the focus of a psychopath would be like. They have grieved with Frieda over the deaths Reeve creates and cheered as she solved mysteries sometimes with and sometimes without the police. They have been consoled as Frieda pulls together a group of family and friends to sustain her. Above all, they have worried about her as Dean's focus on her gets deadlier through the years. The ending of this series is sad but gives resolution and this novel is recommended for readers of mystery.