From Nr.1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a novel about a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed and danger that brings them together-and could tear them apart... When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic turn. Suddenly, the woman with no permanent ties finds herself almost wishing for one... Artist Ashton Archer knows his brother isn't capable of violence-against himself or others. He recruits Lila, the only eyewitness, to help him uncover what happened. Chalking up their intense attraction to the heat of the moment, Lila agrees to help Ash try to find out who murdered his brother and why. From the penthouses of Manhattan to grand Italian villas, their investigation draws them into a rarefied circle where priceless antiques are bought, sold, gambled away and stolen; where what you possess is who you are; and where what you desire becomes a deadly obsession...
"Roberts is performing at the top of her literary game...An addictive blend of sleek suspense and sophisticated romance that would make Hitchcock proud."- Booklist (starred review) "An engrossing tale of love, family, and the lengths some will go to possess that which they desire the most."-Wit and Sin "A pair of strong, commitment-averse protagonists, vividly drawn villains-a classy, stunningly beautiful, sociopathic assassin and a soulless recluse, in particular-an abundance of Fabergé egg history and a plot that keeps readers on edge add up to another classic for Roberts."- Library Journal "Sizzling suspense...Will keep readers riveted."- Publishers Weekly "A juicy, suspenseful tale to snuggle in with and savor."-BookPage.com "You won't want to stop until you're finished."-Fresh Fiction
Nora Roberts, geb. 1950 in Maryland. Als sie 1979 in ihrem Landhaus eingeschneit wurde, griff sie zu Stift und Papier und begann zu schreiben. Ihren ersten Roman veröffentlichte sie 1981. Seitdem hat Nora Roberts über 100 Bücher geschrieben. Mit einer Gesamtauflage von mehr als 100 Millionen Exemplaren ist sie eine der erfolgreichsten Autorinnen weltweit. Nora Roberts hat zwei erwachsene Söhne und lebt mit ihrem Ehemann in Keedsville, Maryland.