When death shatters the serenity of the exclusive moneyed
enclave of Tuxedo Park, New York, Eliza Blake, cohost of the
country's premier morning television show KEY to America, is on the
scene. While attending a lavish gala at her friends' newly
renovated estate, Pentimento, Eliza's host is found dead --- a
grotesque suicide that is the first act in a macabre and
intricately conceived plan to expose the sins of the past involving
some of the town's most revered citizens.
Determined to find out the truth, Eliza and her KEY News
colleagues --- producer Annabelle Murphy, cameraman B.J. D'Elia,
and psychiatrist Margo Gonzalez --- discover that Pentimento holds
the key. Nestled in the park's sprawling architectural
masterpieces, picturesque gardeners' cottages and lush, rolling
landscape, the glorious mansion is actually a giant "puzzle house,"
filled with ingenious clues hidden in its fireplaces, fountains and
frescoes that lead them from one suspicious locale to another ---
and, one by one, to the victims of a fiendish killer.
As Pentimento gives up its secrets, it becomes clear that no
amount of wealth or privilege will keep the residents of Tuxedo
Park safe. But just when Eliza unearths one final surprise, she
comes face-to-face with a murderer who believes that some puzzles
should never be solved.
DYING FOR MERCY © Copyright 2011 by Mary Jane Clark.
Reprinted with permission by Avon. All rights reserved.