Published by Philomel ISBN 039925725X (ISBN13: 9780399257254)
SYNOPSIS: "Cassandra Caravello has everything a girl could desire: elegant gowns, sparkling jewels, invitations to the best parties, and a handsome, wealthy fiancé—yet she longs for something more. Ever since her parents’ death, Cassandra has felt trapped, alone in a city of water, where the dark and labyrinthine canals whisper of escape. When Cass stumbles upon the body of a murdered woman—with a bloody X carved across her heart—she’s drawn into a dangerous world of secret societies, courtesans, and killers. Soon, she finds herself falling for Falco, a poor artist with a mischievous grin . . . and a habit of getting into trouble. Will Cassandra find the murderer before he finds her? And will she stay true to her fiancé or succumb to her uncontrollable feelings for Falco?"
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: YA writer. Occasional RN. World traveler. Girl who moves turtles out of the road. Fiona Paul is half geek-girl and half rock chick, pretty much the same as she was in high school. Most of her extra money gets spent on travel. She can't breathe if she spends too much time away from the ocean. She believe in making her own happiness instead of doing what the world tells her to do.