* Someone appears to have stolen Anna Kovac's identity, emptied her bank account, sold her possessions and even abducted her beloved father.* From bestselling author Carol Smith comes a gripping novel of fraud and deception.
Bestselling author Anna Kovac has just bought the house of her dreams in New York. But the horror of September 11th, and the need for peace to finish her latest novel, leads her to crave a change of scene and so she arranges a four-month house-swap with the mysterious Don Sutherland, an ex-Yalie who is prepared to loan her his villa in Tuscany while he lives in her apartment.
Delighted by her good fortune, Anna arrives in Tuscany with two friends. After a blissful few weeks she calls home and her friend Larry Atwood assures her that, although no one has seen the mysterious Mr Sutherland, the house seems fine. But then Anna tries to access her bank account and her details have been wiped. All her savings have disappeared. She calls her house and discovers it has been put up for sale. Then she hears that Larry has fallen from the scaffolding outside her building and been killed. Anna returns to New York to discover that someone has ruthlessly erased all evidence of her life there. Someone has taken her identity...
Carol Smith worked in the book world in many different jobs before setting up her own literary agency which specialised in finding and nurturing new talent. After having her first three novels published, she took the plunge and quit the day job. She lives in Chiswick with a pair of opinionated Burmese cats, Amadeus and Orlando.