Daughter of Deceit Author:Victoria Holt In her thirtieth bestseller for Doubleday, the inimitable Victoria Holt spins a mesmerizing tale of passion and intrigue, family fortunes and deadly betrayals. — Noelle Tremaston has lead a charmed life. Daughter of the incomparable Desiree, the darling of Drury lane, she has grown up amid a flurry of opening nights and elegant parties, basking ... more »in the fatherly affection of her unconventional mother's devoted beaux. But when kindhearted Desiree opens her home to Lisa Fennell, an adoring fan and ambitious ingénue, disaster quickly ensues, and Noelle's carefree existence is changed forever. She turns for solace to the man she loves, but the revelation of a dark secret threatens to separate them forever.
As Noelle tries to rebuild her shattered life, she meets many people who are not as the seem, from the lords and ladies of England's manor houses to the bohemian artists of Paris's Latin Quarter. Mystery, madness, and murder stalk her, until a startling and ironic twist of fate brings her tantalizingly close to the happiness she thought was lost forever.« less