St. Martin's, Apr 2004, 24,95, 368 pp.
In 1953 Lafayette, Louisiana, Sylvia kills someone and tries to atone from what she did. The incident haunts her for the rest of her life as she suffers nightmares.
Still life goes on. Over the next two decades Sylvia insures her own daughter follows a path to success by keeping a rein on Olivia. However, in 1975 New Orleans someone killed Liza “bad girl” Monroe, which shook up Sylvia more than it should have. She reacts by tightening her control of her daughter until Olivia has had enough and revolts.
Two decades later, Olivia's daughter Rachelle attends college. However, unbeknownst to the coed, her mother, or her grandmother someone waits. That individual has killed before and will murder anyone who might reveal secrets. Age is no factor to this predator willing to send Sylvia, Olivia, but especially Rachelle to the morgue.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner