To Steph, working as a bar hostess in Japan sounds too good to be true. Friends say she can earn a fortune simply by flirting with drunken businessmen, and there's no sex involved - honest. Old friends, Julia and Annabel, are earning piles of cash in Tokyo and say hostessing is perfectly safe. But once in Japan, Steph realises Julia is a shadow of her former self and Annabel has disappeared. No one cares that Annabel's gone - least of all a troubled and secretive Julia.
What secret lies at the root of the family tree? From the author of Glass Geishas, this is a page-turning mystery set in the seductive world of burlesque . . .Lili Allure, legendary burlesque artiste, has left behind her East End childhood and difficult mother. Busy bathing in giant champagne glasses and designing her own glamorous routines, she hasn't seen her family in years.