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actress Piper Donovan's life is at a standstill, but that is about to
change. Jillian Abernathy, director of the famed Elysium Spa in
Hollywood, has chosen Piper to make her wedding cake. All expenses
paid, Piper leaves behind the dreary winter of the East Coast for
fun, sun, and relaxation, as well as work at Elysium, a "place
or condition of ideal bliss or complete happiness."
Between a lawsuit over a botched cosmetic procedure and an investigation
into possible misconduct by a staff member, in addition to murder
attempts, the bliss of Elysium is short lived.
soon finds herself embroiled in the murders and mystery at Elysium.
When not working on Jillian's wedding cake and going to tryouts for
acting jobs, Piper becomes more and more involved with the events at
the spa. Along with new friends at Elysium, Piper sets out to
discover who is attempting to kill Jillian and has killed two other
spa patrons as well. Is the father of the woman’s botched cosmetic
procedure to blame for the murders? Or, perhaps a staff member who is
involved in misconduct is responsible. Maybe even the former
employee, whose job Jillian has been given, is holding a grudge and
Mary Jane Clark weaves an intriguing and complex tale geared toward
female readers. Aside from all the goings on at Elysium, subplots
involving Piper's potential romance with Jack, Jillian's relationship
with her sister, Sister Mary Noelle, and stepmother, Irene, as well
as the questions surrounding the death of their mother, Caryn.
Readers won't be able to stop turning the pages. With all the twists
and turns here I found myself unable to put down this riveting murder