Daddy's Girls by Tasmina Perry

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"I THINK ONE OF DADDY'S LITTLE GIRLS KILLED HIM."

For the four glamorous daughters of Lord Oswald Balcon, money can buy anything. From Fendi handbags to Ivy League educations, they live in a world of designer labels and unrestricted opulence -- their father's money and aristocratic status, coupled with their dazzling good looks, bought them every opportunity and advantage. They are beautiful, blond, and barely thirty, and the world is their luxury playground.

Venetia, the sophisticated interior designer, has booming professional success but is desperate for a child and an escape from a loveless marriage. Camilla, the rising political star, is too brilliant and ambitious for any of her unworthy lovers to handle. Sweet yet savvy Cate is living out her ultimate dream, launching her own magazine, with an all-too-handsome business partner. The baby of the family, Serena, is one of the country's most beautiful actresses, on the cusp of international stardom, but her party-girl lifestyle is bringing about more scandal than success.

The girls are the darlings of the London paparazzi, but when Lord Balcon turns up dead, the shadow of suspicion falls on his four daughters. A jealous tyrant, Daddy has tried to bring his daughters down all their lives. These four women -- at the top of their careers in show business, publishing, interior design, and politics -- must face an awful accusation, and each other, as they try to discover the truth that lies beneath the glossy surface of their lives. The facade of the Balcon family hides a web of deceit and betrayal, in which a thirty-year-old secret lurks, threatening to destroy them all.

From the sun-drenched beaches of the Caribbean to Manhattan's elite society circuit, from the exclusive fashion houses of Milan to the star-studded streets of Cannes, the Balcon sisters play out their lives in a whirl of glitz and the ultra chic. But as tragedy and danger stalk every one of them, the scene is set for a stunning climax.
 

About Tasmina Perry

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Tasmina Perry is a former attorney who gave up a career in law to move into the more glamorous world of women's magazine journalism. She has written on celebrity and style for many magazines, including Marie Claire and Glamour, and most recently was deputy editor in chief of In Style (UK). She lives in London with her husband and son.
 
Published July 3, 2007 by Touchstone. 627 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Trash with little redeeming flash.

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Unsurprisingly, Oswald’s past—the part left out of his memoirs—holds the key to his homicide, but readers may skim the obligatory clue-sifting to get to the epilogue, where Perry doles out paltry punishments and unearned rewards to her cast of puppets.

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Publishers Weekly

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Four daughters of wealthy Lord Oswald Balcon come under suspicion after he takes a fatal tumble in magazine journalist Perry's debut, a delightful offering for the beach set. Each daughter has

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Perry's meaty epic centers on the life of four privileged sisters and one overly domineering father.

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Entertainment Weekly

C+ Originally posted Jul 13, 2007 Published in issue #944 Jul 20, 2007 Order article reprints

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USA Today

The staggering shock of it sent her heart pounding."Party Girl By Anna David (HC/HarperCollins, 275 pp., $24.95, in stores)Sizzle factor:* * * * Heroine:Quick-witted girl journalist Amelia, who has a nose for cocaine and bad scenes at work and play.Setting:It's swimming pools and movie stars in d...

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