September 9, 2017

Behind the Scenes

The latest novel by Jen Turano is entitled Behind the Scenes.  You will meet Miss Permilla Griswold as she is approaching yet another social event.  As Permilla and her stepmother, Ida  approach the Vanderbilt mansion, you quickly understand that Ida is not happy with Permilla for not fitting in with the members of high society.  Permilla is left once again to blend in with the other wallflowers at the ball!

Unbeknownst to the other attendees at the ball, Permilla is looking around, making notes on her dance cards about the costumes that many are wearing.  She needs this information for the column she is anonymously writing for a local newspaper.  As she is lurking about the Vanderbilt's costume ball, she happens upon two men discussing how they are planning to kill Mr. Asher Rutherford, the owner of an up-and-coming department store in New York City.  Even though Permilla had not gained a positive impression of Mr. Rutherford, on the two occasions they had crossed paths, she knew she must inform him that someone was out to get him!

This is a fun tale as you follow Permilla and Asher around town, while they both attempt to learn who is determined to end Asher's life and understand the motivation behind it.  A lot of details will come to light by the end of this tale!