Helen Hawthorne is a woman with a secret! She is on the run from a court order to pay alimony to her cheating ex-husband, Rob. Helen, a PR person in a respectable St. Louis company, has been the bread winner for several years while Rob stayed home. All that changed when she came home early from work and caught Rob kissing the neighbor. When the divorce judge ordered her to pay alimony, Helen fled St. Louis, refusing to pay money to her cheating ex-husband. She ends up in Fort Lauderdale, FL trying to stay off the radar of law enforcement.
In order to do so she needs to take jobs that pay “under the table.” She discovers Juliana’s, an exclusive boutique, where women must be buzzed in beyond the green door. The women who frequent Juliana’s are trophy wives or mistresses to older rich gentlemen. Their lives are very different from Helen’s. They get the latest cosmetic procedures and spend more money than Helen earns in a week on a purse.
Things change for Helen when her customers began to turn up murdered. Helen fears the women murdered might be a result of something fishy going on inside Juliana’s. These fears escalate when someone is found murdered inside Juliana’s itself. Can Helen manage to keep a low key profile while a murder investigation is going on around her? Will the publicity allow Rob to find her? Shop Till You Drop is the first in the series with the 11th book in the series being released May 1st. Elaine Viets writes books that are the perfect read for a long beach weekend.