Paris Peralta comes to on the bathroom floor covered in blood and holding a straight razor. Oh, yes, and her thirty-year older husband is dead in the tub. Then the police arrive and she is arrested.
Paris knows she didn’t kill her husband, but who did? She isn’t afraid of going to jail, she’s afraid of being in the media. Paris has secrets and she doesn’t want them coming out. She has worked very hard to create this life. And one person could ruin it all.
Ruby Reyes, the so-called Ice Queen, was convicted in Canada in the early nineties. She knows who Paris is and has no problem exploiting that knowledge. All from prison.
Meet Drew, who is doing a podcast and is still pining for the girl he loved. That girl died in a fire.
So they say.
With Drew helping her Paris may have to confront an ugly and traumatic past before she gets charged with two murders.
Hillier is a master of misdirection and women behaving badly. She is at her best here.
NetGalley/ July 19th, 2022 by Minotaur Books