Random House, Inc.
Doris Mortman, author of the best-selling novels First Born, Rightfully Mine and The Wild Rose, returns with a compelling story set amid the glamorous international art scene, about a gifted young artist who is haunted by the memory of her mother's brutal murder.
Baker & Taylor
Isabelle de Luna, a talented young artist haunted by the brutal murder of her mother, struggles with personal demons as she sets out to uncover the truth about the crime and to clear her father's name
Blackwell North Amer
Isabelle de Luna is only seven when she witnesses the violent murder of her mother, Spanish artist Althea de Luna, in their Barcelona hotel room. Althea's marriage to wealthy textile entrepreneur Martin de Luna has been troubled in its final days, and he is arrested as a suspect in his wife's killing. With her mother dead and her father imprisoned, Isabelle is sent to live with family friends Miranda and Luis Duran in New Mexico.
When Martin dies in prison from heart failure, the Durans decide to raise Isabelle, with their adopted daughter Nina, as their own. As the girls mature, each discovers her own unique talent: Isabelle has inherited Althea's gift for painting, and Nina is a promising storyteller. But when Nina discovers the horrible circumstances of her adoption - a secret the Durans hoped she would never learn - she breaks all ties with her family and moves to New York City to seek her fame as a journalist and revenge against the family she believes has betrayed her.
The two young women, raised as the closest of sisters, become enemies. Isabelle, victimized by Nina's vendetta against her and emboldened by a search for love and the need to discover the truth about her mother's murder, must dig deeply into her past, confront her personal demons, and face a frightening truth.
Isabelle de Luna, a talented young artist haunted by the brutal murder of her mother, struggles with personal demons as she sets out to uncover the truth about the crime and to clear her father's name. 200,000 first printing. Lit Guild & Doubleday Alt. Tour.
New York : Crown, c1994.
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551 p. ; 24 cm.