Ruth Francisco worked in the film industry for fifteen years before selling her first novel "Confessions of a Deathmaiden" to Warner Books in 2003, followed by "Good Morning, Darkness", which was selected by Publishers’ Weekly as one of the best mysteries of the year, and her controversial third novel, "The Secret Memoirs of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis". She has epublished four new novels, and has enthusiastically embraced digital publishing. She is a frequent contributor to "The Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine", and is the food columnist for Mad Housewife Wine. She currently lives in Florida.
When Cicely Scott sets out to find her birthmother in rural New Hampshire, she uncovers a dark family saga of insanity and murder. Meanwhile, in San Francisco, Homicide Inspector Val Picard suspects Cicely may be responsible for the disappearance of a young preschool teacher. Lies and betrayal lead to additional murders. But who is at fault?