Daughter of Deceit by Patricia Sprinkle

By Patricia Sprinkle

Katharine Murray's stylish Atlanta domestic has been viciously vandalized! She's ready to commit all her time to getting it again in tip-top shape—until she meets Bara Weidenauer. as soon as a picture-perfect socialite, Bara has fallen on a few tough occasions. Her husband, Foley, has hightailed it out in their marriage, and she's confident he will attempt to take her for each penny she's received. whereas scouring her condominium for something of worth to conceal from her grasping ex, Bara unearths a field of army medals that when belonged to her father, a loved struggle hero. desirous to comprehend the tale at the back of those worthy trinkets, she enlists Katharine's aid.

yet as Katharine digs deeper into Weidenauer kinfolk background, she discovers that every little thing Bara believed approximately her father could have been a lie. And while Foley is located shot to dying, Bara's international turns to accomplish chaos. it really is as much as Katharine to reveal this family's secrets and techniques from the earlier and the current . . . or the longer term can be very grim certainly.

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Bara ignored her. Payne apologized for them both. ” Ann Rose smiled her forgiveness, but Rita Louise Phipps—a frail elderly woman in a wing chair—gave Payne a formidable frown. She had been the close friend of Payne’s grandmother, Nettie Holcomb. For five decades Rita Louise, Nettie, and Katharine’s aunt, Sara Claire Everanes, had formed a triumvirate that arbitrated Buckhead’s manners and monitored its social gates. ” As the only survivor of the triumvirate and the widow of an Episcopal priest, Rita Louise presided over any gathering like a queen.

He had also designed the tower he lived in, and Holcomb & Associates had set a high standard in Atlanta for architectural safety. Their parapets were higher, their railings more closely spaced than any others in the city. “He must have been pushed,” Buckhead had insisted. “His deadbolt was locked and his security system armed,” the police reported. ” people began to whisper. ” Winnie’s staunchest supporters retorted. Before anybody had satisfactorily answered those questions, even more shocking discoveries emerged.

Ten minutes later, the doorbell rang twice, an urgent summons. Katharine rose to answer, but reached the door in a dead heat with a peach-clad maid. The maid opened the door, then stepped back to let Katharine welcome the newcomers. Katharine found Murdoch Payne about to press the bell a third time. Behind her stood Payne Anderson wearing an anxious expression and the casual seersucker shorts and T-shirt of a young mother who had been forced to run out when she’d planned to be home all day. No stranger seeing the two women on the doorstep would guess they were cousins.

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