Gaylin's stand-alone novel is set in Hollywood's glamorous film industry, and the story contains color and elegance galore. Her fun characters and surprising plot twists keep the reader turning pages, but a few too many characters create confusion. Still, red herrings and a little romance do add up to fun.
As she uncovers a trail of clues that seems to tell the story of undiscovered crimes -- maybe even murder -- Simone finds herself in increasingly threatening situations. The secrets she uncovers could be damaging to the stars. (OBSIDIAN, Sep., 336 pp., $21.95)