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New York City is known for its glamour, and nowhere is this more apparent than in its fashion scene. Sharing the pedestal with Paris, Milan, and London as fashion capital of the world, New York continually astounds with its creativity, daring, and innovations in the name of beauty. Yet high fashion means high stakes, as Alex Cooper quickly discovers when a murder rocks New York City's Fashion Week. Along with Detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, Alex must reveal the grime beneath the glitz to expose the culprit unless a wolf in model's clothing gets to them first.
Linda Fairsteinwas chief of the Sex Crimes Unit of the district attorney s office in Manhattan for more than two decades and is America s foremost legal expert on sexual assault and domestic violence. Her Alexandra Cooper novels are international bestsellers and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. She lives in Manhattan and on Martha s Vineyard."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-05-23
- Reviewer: Staff
Bestseller Fairstein’s lackluster 18th novel featuring ADA Alexandra “Coop” Cooper finds Coop traumatized by her recent kidnapping (in 2015’s Devil’s Bridge), jumping at every noise and self-medicating with alcohol. When a newly identified body of a young woman requires her lover, NYPD homicide detective Mike Chapman, to return to work, Coop pushes her way into the investigation despite the doubts—from her and those around her—of her readiness to deal with the aftermath of violent crimes. The apparent suicide of a high-fashion designer, Wolf Savage, interrupts the first case until the two victims are tied to each other. When the suicide starts to look like murder, Mike reluctantly allows Coop to help on the two cases. Shaky and unsure of herself, Coop navigates her way through the world of high fashion, scheming family members, and Wolf’s complicated past as she deals with her own personal and professional issues. Fairstein is coasting in this entry, whose ending sets up the plot for the next installment, in which she’ll hopefully return to form. Author tour. Agent: Esther Newberg, ICM. (July)