A Novel of SuspenseBook - 2006
After Drew Hildebrand, a wealthy, controversial, and charismatic art benefactor, mysteriously vanishes from her estate on the Hudson River, apparently kidnapped during the night, her young niece Marta is found in a nearby woods, too traumatized to provide any clues to the abduction. 20,000 first printing.
Blackwell North Amer
Awealthy, charismatic, and controversial "benefactress of art," Drewe Hildebrand disappears from her estate on the Hudson River, seemingly abducted in the night. Her young niece, Marta, found in a desolate wooded area close by, is too traumatized to describe the abductors. A provocative exhibit of avant-garde "bio-art" that includes a blood mask of Drewe Hildebrand is disrupted by protestors.
In this, her third suspense novel, Lauren Kelly explores the startling world of "bio-artists" and their admirers, examining the intermingling of private, inscrutable motives with public masks of dominance and power; the ways in which spiritual yearnings may be transformed into worldly, erotic appetites that consume the innocent.
After Drew Hildebrand, a wealthy, controversial, and charismatic art benefactor, is kidnapped from her estate during the night, her niece is found in a nearby woods, too traumatized to provide clues to the abduction.