Mary DiNunzio is strong, smart and has plenty of attitude. She's become a big-time business-getter at Rosato & Associates, but the last person she expects to walk into her office one morning - in six inch stilettos - is super-sexy Trish Gambone, her old high school rival. Trish was the head Mean Girl who flunked religion and excelled at smoking in the bathroom. Trish's life has taken a horrifying turn. She's terrified of her live-in boyfriend who is an abusing, gun-toting drug dealer for the South Philly mob. Mary remembers the guy from high school too - she had a major crush on him. Before Mary knows it, Trish vanishes. A dead body turns up in an alley, and Mary is plunged into a nightmare - that threatens her family, her job and even her life. Mary goes on a one-woman crusade to unmask the killer, and finds love in a very unexpected place. Along the way, she's forced to confront some very uncomfortable truths about her past and the profound effects of lifelong love - and hate.
Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author of 14 novels, and a former trial lawyer. She writes a weekly column called 'Chick Wit' for the Philadelphia Inquirer and currently teaches Justice and Fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Her books are published in more than 20 languages and she remains a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area, where many of her books are set.