When Lou McCartney, fashion reporter on The Post, finds out that her estranged half-sister Scarlett has gone missing in Japan, she's left reeling. Scarlett was catapulted to fame as a child model, but ten years later her career has stalled. In a desperate bid for work, Scarlett decamps to Tokyo, where she survives on the dark edges of the industry. Then, suddenly, she disappears. Despite Lou's complex relationship with her sister, she is determined to find her. She calls upon her best friend, Annie Anderson, a former investigative reporter and editor of fashion bible, Handbag magazine. Combining Lou's knowledge of the fashion world and Annie's nose for trouble, the two follow the trail in search of Scarlett - from London to New York to Tokyo. Their search leads them into the darker corners of the fashion world, where they learn that in the ugly business of making beauty, you're lucky to come out alive.
Born in Hampshire, Sam Baker studied politics at Birmingham University before embarking on a career in journalism. She has been the editor of various women's magazines including COMPANY and COSMOPOLITAN. She is currently the editor of RED magazine. Sam is married to the award-winning novelist Jon Courtenay Grimwood and lives in Winchester, Hampshire, and central London. This is her second novel, after the acclaimed FASHION VICTIM.