CARLA NORTON is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Perfect Victim, which the FBI put on its Behavioral Sciences Unit reading list. She served as the special sections editor for the San Jose Mercury News and has written for numerous publications. She has an MFA from Goddard College and has twice served as a judge for the Edgar Awards. On a Cold Hard Edge is the sequel to her debut novel The Edge of Normal, which won a Royal Palm Literary Award for best unpublished mystery. While she has spent time living in New York, Tokyo, Seattle, and Virginia, she currently resides in California and Florida.