Winner of the Anthony Award for Best First Novel
Lily Moore, a successful travel writer, fled to Spain to get away
from her troubled, drug-addicted younger sister, Claudia. But
when Claudia is found dead in a bathtub on the anniversary of their
mother's suicide, Lily must return to New York to deal with the
The situation shifts from tragic to baffling when the body at the
morgue turns out to be a stranger's. The dead woman had been using
Claudia's identity for months. The real Claudia had vanished,
reappearing briefly on the day her impostor died. As Claudia
transforms from victim to suspect in the eyes of the police, Lily
becomes determined to find her before they do.
Is Claudia actually missing, or is she playing an elaborate con
game? And who's responsible for the body that was found in
the bathtub? An obsessive ex-lover? An emotionally
disturbed young man with a rich and powerful father? Or
Lily's own former fiancé, who turns out to be more deeply involved
with Claudia than he admits?
As Lily searches for answers, a shadowy figure stalks her and the
danger to her grows. Determined to learn the truth at any
cost, she is unprepared for the terrible toll it will take on her
and those she loves.