Dumped by her fiance for her maid of honour 22 minutes before walking down the aisle (not to mention being stuck with an apartment lease she can't afford) Isabelle doesn't jump from the nearest window. She dances on the tables at her almost-wedding reception and takes a job at Becky Belden Multimedia, a design and lifestyle empire presided over by America's favourite homemaking guru. Even as she learns 600 ways to fold a napkin, Isabelle finds her dream job morphing into a nightmare when she discovers B.B.M.'s employees are dropping faster than an overcooked souffle. One former employee gets pushed in front of a subway train. Another vanishes without a trace. Two others die in bizarre accidents. Between team-building at Becky's palatial weekend estate, personal enrichment seminars and frenzied preparations to go public on Valentine's Day - when Becky plans to make heart-shaped quiches for the entire stock exchange - Isabelle's watching the body count rise, along with a laundry list of potential suspects. And as Isabelle discovers, somewhere out there is a cold-blooded killer with one last terrifying agenda: to see Isabelle die.
Elizabeth Bloom is a pseudonym of Beth Saulnie, a Vasser graduate who has worked as a journalist, writing movie reviews, as well as being an associate editor and staff writer. She works as a freelance writer and lives in New York.