By Anna Godbersen
The yr is 1929. ny is governed by means of the brilliant younger issues: flappers and socialites looking thrills and chasing desires within the anything-goes period of the Roaring Twenties.
Letty Larkspur and Cordelia gray escaped their small Midwestern city for brand new York's glittering city. All Letty wishes is to determine her identify in lighting fixtures, yet she quick discovers long island is stuffed with lovely women who will do anything to be a celeb. . . .
Cordelia is looking for the daddy she's by no means recognized, a guy as notorious for his wild events as he's for his shadowy schemes. in a single day, she enters a global extra exciting and glamorous than she ever may have imagined—and extra harmful. It's a lifestyles a person may kill for . . . and somebody will.
The purely individual Cordelia can belief is Astrid Donal, a flapper who turns out to have all of it: cash, seems, and the affection of Cordelia's brother, Charlie. yet Astrid's ideal veneer hides a ranking of kin secrets.
Across the huge lawns of new york, within the illicit speakeasies of new york, and at the blindingly lit phases of Broadway, the 3 girls' fortunes will upward push and fall—together and aside. From the New York Times bestselling writer of The Luxe comes an epic new sequence set within the dizzying final summer season of the Jazz Age.
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