Trick of the Eye
Another high-society thriller from New York Times bestselling author Jane Stanton Hitchcock, Trick of the Eye is a tale of art, intrigue, and murder in a world where evil tarnishes privilege and nothing is what it appears to be.
Trompe l’oeil artist Faith Cromwell is hired to paint the famed ballroom of an opulent Long Island estate, but her patron is obsessed with the long-unsolved murder of a daughter, and soon Faith begins to piece together the details of the grisly, shocking crime.
The deeper Faith delves into the house’s mystery, the more she realizes that she has inadvertently stepped into the starring role of a bizarre, and quite possibly fatal, charade.
Like Social Crimes and One Dangerous Lady, Trick of the Eye is another highly sophisticated and deeply compelling mystery from master writer Jane Stanton Hitchcock.
Praise For Trick of the Eye: A Novel…
— 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
Harper Paperbacks, 9780062259219, 272pp.
Publication Date: June 4, 2013
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.