Ace author William Butler delivers again in with a cast of characters beginning with a woman and her husband visiting the home of her recently widowed sister in the home of the late husband’s rich, powerful, and manipulative family, the Balestroms. “Nothing is as it seems” gradually avalanches into a complex tale of love, hate, pride, and money. No character is left unscathed as the eccentric family members’ secrets are peeled back revealing their dark history and darker plans for each other. Butler delivers again with an unpredictable ride that doesn’t follow typical clichés of the wealthy dysfunctional family. Five stars!