By Linda Ladd
Hilde Swensen is a attractiveness festival queen with a face to die for and a physique to kill for. yet by the point Detective Claire Morgan reveals her in a bath stall--posed like a grotesquely grinning doll--Hilde is whatever yet beautiful. She's the sufferer of a ill, deranged killer. and she or he won't be the final. . .
Brianna Swenson is the wonder queen's sister--and the female friend of Claire's accomplice Bud. She tells Claire that Hilde had lots of enemies, together with a creepy stalker, an abusive ex-boyfriend, and a slew of jealous rivals. yet what she doesn't say is they either shared a dismal, anxious mystery. A mystery that refuses to die. . .
From the after-hours events of a sinister funeral domestic to the underworld vendettas of the Miami mob, Claire follows the path together with her lover Nicholas Black, a psychiatrist with secrets and techniques of his personal. yet it's now not till she uncovers facts of unspeakable acts of depravity that Claire realizes she's simply turn into a diabolical killer's subsequent objective. . .
'One of the main creepy, crawly and compelling mental thrillers ever.' --Fresh Fiction on Dark Places
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