A NovelUnknown - 2002
The New York Times bestselling author returns with a gripping page-turner about a young college student whose path down the street of life takes a shocking turn. The second of three children and the oldest daughter, Leslie Beaudet has experienced more than she would ever be willing to share. To her Haitian immigrant father, Leslie was a princess who always deserved more than poverty. To her Black Indian mother, she was a source of pride and a reason to carry on. To her younger sister, she was an understanding ear and a sympathetic babysitter. To her older brother, she was nothing but a victim. To her peers and teachers at Dillard University, the beautiful, wide-eyed, and intelligent New Orleans native was a saint; determined, resourceful, and most likely to succeed. But when a string of New Orleans murders all begin to point in Leslie's direction, it becomes clear that no-one has understood her personal struggles or her secret craving for the power that has always escaped her.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 
Copyright Date: �2002
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 385 pages ; 25 cm