A “bittersweet romance” of family secrets, forbidden love, and the true price of wealth among Hollywood elites—“a charming and well-crafted read” (Library Journal, starred review).
When young journalist Thomas Cleary is sent to dig up quotes for the obituary of a legendary film producer, he gains access to the exclusive upper echelons of Hollywood society. Entering a world of private jets and sprawling mansions, his life and career take off beyond his wildest dreams. Then he meets Matilda Duplaine . . .
Beautiful and mysterious, Matilda has spent her entire life within the walls of her powerful father’s Bel-Air estate. Thomas is entranced, and the two begin a secret love affair. But the more he learns about the mysterious woman’s identity, the more he realizes that privilege always comes with a price.