Faces Author:Shirley Lord The author of One of My Very Best Friends and Golden Hill returns with a rich drama of intrigue in the world of high fashion and perilous plastic surgery---where beauty is a negotiable commodity, fragile and skin deep. — When supermodel Teri Shephard is only half-jokingly told by her husband that he's going to trade her in "for a younger model," ... more »she heads straight for The Fountain, a "rejuvenation" clinic just outside Los Angeles, unaccredited but highly touted in the secret whispers of the nation's most beautiful women. What happens to Teri during her cosmetic surgery sets the terrifying plot of Faces into motion.
Told that their mother died in an accident, Teri's daughters, Jo and Alexa, enter their mother's high-tension modeling world to find out what really happened to her. As Alexa rockets into fame as a model---with her face on the cover of View magazine---she and her sister, Jo, begin to uncover a web of deception and betrayal that seems to have ensnared their beautiful mother. The web may ensnare her daughters as well.
As they learn about their mother's connection to the mysterious plastic-surgery clinic The Fountain, Jo and Alexa find their careers, the men they love, and even their lives at stake. Aided---but sometimes thwarted---in their search by a handsome plastic surgeon, with secrets of his own, and a scrappy young journalist, the sisters' futures eventually depend on discovering the truth about their mother, who may have fallen prey to the most tragic fate a beautiful woman can endure.« less