killer-imageAllison Campbell is an image consultant, a woman who helps other women change from the outside in. She knows how to dress for success, polish up body language, and teach her clients to “fake it till you make it.”

The inside story is a different matter entirely. Allison’s past is filled with hurt and betrayal, and that’s just as true of the people around her. A brutal murder touches the edges of her life just as she takes on a new client — a troubled teenager — who brings up painful memories for Allison. When the girl becomes a suspect, and the case begins to penetrate more areas of Allison’s life, she has no choice but to get involved.

This is not a light-hearted mystery with recipes and homemaking tips. It will make you think — possibly about the difference between image and reality.

The characters also have more depth than the breezy girls we often see in chick lit mysteries.

The book is forthcoming, and available for pre-order.