Los Angeles, 1985. When Deirdre Unger returns to Beverly Hills to help her father put his dilapidated house on the market, she gets a lot more than she expected. . . . In a cruel Sunset Boulevard ian twist, Deirdre arrives home to find her father facedown in his too-small swimming pool dead.
At first, Deirdre assumes her father s death was a tragic accident. But when her childhood best friend, Joelen Nichol daughter of the famous and infamous Elenor Bunny Nichol resurfaces, Deirdre starts to wonder. Back in 1963, Joelen confessed to killing her movie-star mother s boyfriend. Deirdre was at the Nichol s house the night of the murder, which was also the night she suffered her own personal tragedy. As Deirdre digs deeper into the past, she becomes increasingly convinced that her father s death is merely the deadly third act in a story that has long been in development. And if she isn t careful, she might be its final victim.
Triumphant. . . . A taut mystery, an indictment of Tinseltown s twisted priorities and a series of shocks as the story nears its end. Richmond Times-Dispatch
Captivating. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Spellbinding. Jennifer McMahon, New York Times bestselling author of The Winter People
Addictive. Good Housekeeping
Engrossing. Contra Costa Times"