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Publisher's Summary

Jo Slater has it all. The queen of Manhattan society, she has dealt successfully with a tricky period in which she lost her husband, her fortune, and her reputation. But she bounced back, and now, newly single in the greatest city in the world, there is not a cloud in the sky. Then Russell Cole, an old friend just married to a much younger woman, goes missing while yachting in Barbados. His wife, Carla, tries to befriend Jo, but Jo is suspicious. Carla's past is murky, and now, with her billionaire husband's money at her disposal, she seems set on conquering the highest level of New York's social scene. Suddenly, those who oppose her start dying off, and Jo decides to take matters into her own hands.
©2005 Jane Stanton Hitchcock (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews



2005 Audie Award Nominee, Mystery
"Riveting....She exposes the dark secrets of a rarified society." (New York Post)
"Deliciously dark....A killer read." (People)
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5 out of 5 stars
By M. on 01-17-06

Funny and Funny!!!

What a great book to keep you entertained, yet engaged as each chapter builds its mysterious cliff hanger. The narrator is so perfect for the story. She is articulate and has the right tone for each character. Bravo on this selection.

Witty, funny, engaging, light mystery....what more could I ask for!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Markie Ross on 02-05-06

I loved it!

This book was just great fun. The reader was wonderful, slipping easily in and out of characters and the mystery element kept me going. Jane Stanton Hitchcock has a real feel for upper crust New York society, the older money, the jockeying for position. If it was not a perfectly constructed tale, it was one of those times you really didn't care because the ride was so fun. I'm getting another of her books now.

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