When Rona Parish, biographer and freelance writer, attends a party given by mutual friends she gets what she least expected, a job offer. Zara Crane, now pregnant herself, wants Mrs. Parish to track down her birth father, as well as the person responsible for killing her mother twenty-five years ago.
If the main focus of the book was the hunt (tracking the father or looking for the killer) I may have liked it better. I read mysteries exclusively. I like trying to figure out who done it, but that's not what this book was about.
There were just to many things going on. More time was spent on the fact that Rona's parents' marriage was falling apart, and her fathers consequential affair, her twin sister's affair with a married partner at her firm, the history of some city, about which Rona had written/was witting a series of articles for a magazine. Most annoying was the fact that while husband Max was truly concerned that one of the students in his adult art class was being abused, Rona saw as just an attempt by the woman to get her husbands attention, an even when it turned out to be true, she didn't care.
All in all, there are so many simultaneous plots happening that the mystery aspect of the book gets lost along the way.
. . .And I'm not one to give away the end of a book, especially a mystery, but let me just say, the conclusion of this one really sucked.