Murder is never pretty... When Venus Envy’s new makeup artist vanishes on the night of the Thanksgiving Gala, Persia knows that something is terribly wrong. The police think Lisa drowned—her car was found parked near Lookout Pier, and a storm had raged through town the night of the dance. But Persia refuses to believe it. For one thing, Lisa Tremont was terrified of water and would never have gone out on a pier by herself. For another, Lisa had just confided to Persia that she’d discovered what happened to a missing inheritance belonging to her and her sister. Could Lisa have been about to reveal the identity of a thief? Working against the clock to find out what happened to her friend, Persia must also fend off escalating threats from her ex-boyfriend Elliot as the holidays close in with their glittering beauty.