The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has only good things to say about 212:
Alafair’s Burke’s “212” is a smart take on the thriller genre, with the author nimbly juggling multiple plot elements including techno stalking and powerful men entangled in sex scandals. But what’s best about the Burke’s work is her characters. Notably, NYPD detective Ellie Hatcher is a fresh riff on the troubled detective: brainy but vulnerable and refreshingly open about her failings.
Read the interview that accompanies the review here.