How many lies does it take to get away with murder?A chance encounter at Florence's Uffizi Gallery plunges Women Noweditor Laurel Imperiole and private investigator Helen McCorkendale into an investigation of missing persons and stolen Nazi art. Could the man Laurel bumped into really have been Jeff Sargasso, an art dealer and friend who perished in the World Trade Center on 9/11? Searching for answers, Laurel and Helen thread their way through a sinister-and possibly deadly-skein of lies.
I found this to be a great little mystery. Put together high society, fake deaths, high priced art and what do you get? A whole lot of intrigue.
The story is told from different viewpoints which can be hard to follow in some books but it flowed well with this one. The viewpoints gave the story a well rounded flavor, flowing together in a way that made the story interesting to follow and kept me reading.
The cast of characters were great and well thought out. I think Helen was my favorite of the bunch. I found her to be funny, sharp and entertaining. Laurel wore on my nerves a bit with her tunnel vision of revenge. I got the sense she needed to be right. Had to get to the end no matter the cost. She is impulsive, reckless, often times acting without giving a second thought to the potential outcomes. A trait I understand and can empathize with but it drives me nuts at the same time.
Author's Website: Cathi Stoler
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