The Birthday Girl
- Psychological Suspense
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Long buried secrets are dug up in the desert
Ellie de Florent-Stinson is celebrating her 40th birthday in her fabulous house in Palm Springs. At 40, it appears Ellie has everything she ever wanted. Except everything is not quite as perfect as it seems—Ellie is keeping many secrets. This isn’t the first birthday celebration that hasn't gone as planned. There’s a certain 16th birthday that she’s tried hard to forget.
But hiding the skeletons of her past comes at a cost, and all of Ellie’s secrets come to light in the desert—where everyone who matters in her life shows up, invited or not. Old and new, friends and frenemies, stepdaughters and business partners, ex-wives and ex-husbands congregate, and the glittering facade of her life crumbles in one eventful night.
“[Melissa de la Cruz] contrasts the glamorous but vacuous world of the back-stabbing elite with gritty but often sweet memories of Ellie's impoverished youth… Scandalous and bittersweet, our heroine's charmed life seems to teeter on designer stilettos as she gets closer to the truth of who she really is.” —Kirkus
“De la Cruz expertly mixes biting satire with suspense and throws in more than a few surprises.” —Publishers Weekly
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||August 6, 2019|