Gossip columnist Ethel Lambston knew everything about everybody who was somebody, and her forthcoming book is about to expose the leading figures in the fashion world. So there are more than enough suspects when she is found murdered, her throat slashed. For Neeve Kearny, the owner of an exclusive New York boutique, the killing of one of her best customers has eerie echos of another death that occurred many years earlier- the murder of her own mother. Are the two deaths linked? Suddenly Neeve is plunged into the mystery of Ethel's murder, following a trail that leads from the glittering pleasure palaces of New York's rich and beautiful to the Mafia underworld. And who is the killer who reckons that anyone as inquisitive as Neeve deserves to die?
A story of domestic danger and mystery, set against the world of New York's fashion industry. The sudden disappearance of Ethel Lambston, a gossip writer known to many but loved by few, draws boutique-owner Neeve Kearny into a tangled drama in which she is already unknowingly involved.About The Author
Mary Higgins Clark was born and raised in New York. It was only after she married that she started to write short stories; some years and many rejections later, she sold her first story for $100. After the death of her first husband, she turned to write novels, and began to enjoy international success with the publication of Where are the Children?
- her first suspense novel. The many novels she has since written are world-wide bestsellers.