Beauty, romance, and mystery intertwine in this seductive and stunning debut novel.
has everything a girl could desire: elegant gowns, sparkling jewels,
invitations to the best parties, and a handsome, wealthy fiancé—but she longs
for something more. Ever since her parents’ death, Cassandra has felt trapped,
alone in a city of water where the dark and labyrinthine canals whisper of
When Cass stumbles
upon the body of a murdered woman—with a bloody X carved across her heart—she’s
drawn into a dangerous world of secret societies, courtesans, and killers. She soon finds herself falling for Falco, a poor artist with a mischievous grin … and
a habit of getting into trouble. Will Cassandra find the murderer before he
finds her? And will she stay true to her fiancé or succumb to her
uncontrollable feelings for Falco?
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