Allayne Witt was the "local girl made good," of Ash Lake, Florida. One of daytime's most popular stars, Allayne wins further admiration for her fight with breast cancer, and high school friends Ronnie Lord and sister Gina are happy to assist with her needs, despite the chaos involved in preparing for Lorena Alger's canonization. When Allayne unexpectedly dies, however, her mother Lorraine is convinced a murder got to the star before the cancer did. She thinks Ronnie is the perfect person to solve a crime, but does one really exist? Can Ronnie resist the pull of "Hurricane Lorraine," the ultimate stage mother, while also keeping her sanity among quarreling boyfriends, her grandmother's clandestine love affair, and the romantic advances of the boy who helped steal Lorena's body months before? Who needs Allayne's soap, when real life is much more interesting?
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