SUZANNE RINDELL IN CONVERSATION WITH LYNDSAY FAYE
San Francisco, 1906. Violet is one of three people grateful for the destruction of the big earthquake. It leaves her and her two best friends unexpectedly wealthy--if the secret that binds them together stays buried beneath the rubble. Fearing discovery, the women strike out on their own, and orphaned, wallflower Violet reinvents herself.
When a whirlwind romance with the city's most eligible widower, Harry Carlyle, lands her in a luxurious mansion as the second Mrs. Carlyle, it seems like her dreams of happiness and love have come true. But all is not right in the Carlyle home, and Violet soon finds herself trapped by the lingering specter of the first Mrs. Carlyle, and by the inescapable secrets of her own violent history.
AUTHOR: Suzanne Rindell is the author of The Other Typist, Three-Martini Lunch, and Eagle & Crane. She earned her Ph.D. in literature from Rice University and currently lives in San Francisco, California.
Lyndsay Faye is the author of six critically acclaimed books: Jane Steele, which was nominated for an Edgar for Best Novel; Dust and Shadow; The Gods of Gotham, also Edgar-nominated; Seven for a Secret; The Fatal Flame; and The Paragon Hotel. Faye, a true New Yorker in the sense she was born elsewhere, lives in New York City.