To support herself and her eleven-year-old daughter Anya, Kiki takes a job at St. Louis’ premier scrapbook store, Time in a Bottle. She figures it’s the perfect cover for snooping around. Kiki’s not worried about the killer targeting her. After all, she’s a mom—and moms are invisible, right?
I was told that a book about a housewife would never sell. (Okay, I’m still laughing about that!) But as a motivational speaker to women’s groups and as a scrapbooker, I’d met some pretty remarkable women. So, I created a protagonist who embodied the best of what I admired along with a heaping tablespoon of flaws. I wanted to show how ordinary women will act in extra-ordinary ways to protect and defend those they love. And that’s exactly what Kiki Lowenstein does. Which is why readers really identify with her.