A young woman, obsessed by a man she considers a predator, climbs a fire escape and thinks she sees a murder.

Out of work actress Ava Beck, reduced to working in a West Village flower shop, starts to watch womanizing hedge funder Peter Greer, who lives near. He likes to romance his girlfriends with flowers.

Ava notices bruises on his troubled-looking date named Chloe. Concerned, she follows them after work to Chloe’s studio, second floor in the rear of a brownstone. She hears them arguing, climbs up the fire escape just as Greer angrily sees her…and plunges into a world of stunning twists, murder and madness worse than any she could have imagined…

My Review

My top ten list of favorite authors now includes J. A. Schneider! This story was no exception to Schneider’s talent for creating incredibly intriguing stories. Ava is a florist who also works as an actress. She likes to observe people, and has even been caught doing so from fire escapes.  I adored Ava’s character and thought she was totally authentic. She was solid yet occasionally came out as silly.

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