French Silk Author:Sandra Brown FRENCH SILK introduces an extraordinary woman caught in a nightmare web of love and lies when she is accused of murder. What happens to her and the unforgettable people around her will keep you riveted until the stunning and unexpected ending... Claire Laurent will fight hard to make her mail-order lingerie company, French Silk, a world-famous s... more »uccess. Brought up in New Orleans' French Quarter by her sweet but mentally distracted mother and an eccentric aunt, Claire is a Southern mix of gentility, iron will, fierce loyalties, and hidden fears. Then when a TV evangelist attacks French Silk's erotic-fantasy sleepwear as sinful and vows to ruin the company, she faces losing everything that matters to her...and naturally becomes the state's prime suspect of the preacher's grisly murder.
Entangled in the case is hard-driving D.A. Robert Cassidy, who is falling in love with Claire even as he is increasingly convinced of her guilt....Yasmine, the gorgeous model who puts French Silk in the spotlight while placing herself in a compromising position with a married man...Josh, the evangelist's bitter grown-up son who has been getting even by sleeping with his daddy's young, pretty wife...and Ariel, his new stepmother herself, whose big blue eyes shed poignant tears for her dead husband even as she schemes to take over his TV ministry.
Drawn deeper and deeper into incriminating lies, Claire would become a desperate woman. In the grand old Fairmont Hotel, in the shady streets of the Quarter, and in a secluded rendezvous, she was keeping secrets and evading questions to which she dared not give answers. Cassidy was determined to discover why, and yet protect Claire in the process. But the chilling truth Claire worked so hard to hide and how far Cassidy would go to shield her are just two of the shockers in the startling climax of this edge-of-the-seat tale of love and suspense.« less