Extract from the Journal of Chelsea Barren
The novel that made me famous also made me a social outcast in LA. My last book deal fell through and that left me with virtually no cash left. My husband has been away constantly and the pressures of climbing the social ladder has been too much.
I regret falling in love with Robert (Elizabeth’s Killingsworth’s husband) because he said he would never leave his wife.
At about 6:45pm on the night of Elizabeth’s murder I saw Vicki D’Adly heading toward the wine vault. I also noticed Kathryn Lawless sitting on the back porch of Killingsworth Farmhouse watching me. I followed Vicki into the wine vault, trailing her as she made her way through the labyrinth of halls never letting her out of my sight …