Trick of the Eye

Trick of the Eye

By Jane Stanton Hitchcock

Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780062259219, 259pp.

Publication Date: June 4, 2013

Description

For artist Faith Cromwell, it is the commission of a lifetime: painting the famed ballroom of an opulent Long Island estate. But her new patron has a macabre fixation on the daughter who was brutally murdered in the house a decade earlier--one so intense that it jeopardizes Faith's own sense of mind. And as she pieces together the details of the grisly crime scene that shadows the house, Faith slowly discovers that she herself plays the starring role in a bizarre and dangerous charade.

Sophisticated and chilling, Trick of the Eye explores a world where evil tarnishes privilege, and nothing is what it appears to be.



About the Author
Jane Stanton Hitchcock is the New York Times bestselling author of Mortal Friends, The Witches' Hammer, Social Crimes, and Trick of the Eye, as well as several plays. She lives with her husband, syndicated foreign-affairs columnist Jim Hoagland, in New York City and Washington, D.C.


Praise For Trick of the Eye

“Hitchock’s mysteries are savvy social satires and well-constructed clocks, ticking down to nail-biting climaxes.”
-New York Post

“Simultaneously luscious and ladylike. Pure pleasure for psychological-suspense fans.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“A tautly controlled narrative voice and a prose style that transcends genre key the action in this gothic thriller about a successful trompe l’oeil artist commissioned to work at a grand old estate on the North Shore of Long Island.”
-Publishers Weekly

“A sleek and villainous tale.”
-Dominick Dunne