Two Women. One Nightmare. Except for their gorgeous faces, identical twins Mercedes and Marcie Calder are nothing alike. Mercedes is a movie star in L.A. with a sexy husband, two beautiful children, and an exciting, glamorous lifestyle; Marcie is an art teacher in Minnesota with a shy disposition and a quiet life alone. But when Mercedes is found dead--mysteriously drowned in her swimming pool--Marcie is the only person who can step into her shoes and finish her latest movie. On a Hollywood sound stage, she will take on her sister's greatest role. In her Beverly Hills mansion, she will play mother to her children. In her sister's bed, she will make love to her husband. But there is one part of Mercedes' life that Marcie isn't prepared for--until it's too late. . . A deranged psychopath is hiding in the wings. Watching her every move. Waiting for his chance to kill. . .and kill again.
American author Joanne Fluke has written several works using pen names. Her given, actual name, is Joanne Gibson Fischmann, born in 1943 in Swanvile, Minnesota. Under pen name, Joanne Fluke, she is most recognized for her mystery series, Hannah Swensen, based around a small town bakery. Five Hallmark Channel movies have been made from Fluke's Swensen series. She has written under the other pseudonyms of John Fischer, R. J. Fischer, Jo Gibson, Chris Hunter, Gina Jackson and Kathryn Kirkwood.
Fluke attended St. Cloud State University, and earned a B.A. Degree in psychology in 1973 from California State University. She had several second jobs while she worked at building her writing career, but her most important titles were mother, wife and homemaker. She lives in Southern California with her television writer husband, Ruel E. Fischmann, her children and step-children.