Linda Howell Betz is a descendant of Croatian immigrants who settled in the community of Strawberry Hill in Kansas City, Kansas. As a child, she loved visiting her grandparents’ home and listening to stories from the “old country”—her grandparents were captivating storytellers. Linda enjoys spending time with her family and adores her four children, seven grandchildren, and the others she’s taken into her heart and claimed as her own. She currently resides in Raytown, Missouri.
Estelle Prebilica is desperate. Her husband is gone and her parents are dead. With no place to go, she turns to the person she hates most, her mother-in-law—the Madam of a thriving brothel. The naïve teenage mother stumbles headlong into a terrifying journey through the lurid world of organized crime—drugs, prostitution, and murder. Can anything stop the fall?