by Susan Isaacs
This is the story about Lily (Lee) White, an attorney, who is representing a con man whose specialty is romancing lonely women and absconding with their life savings. The book alternates between Lee’s first person account of the case and a third person story about Lee’s life, beginning with her parents’ journey from Weissberg to Weiss to White, their social aspirations, and the implosion of Lee’s marriage to the son of Leonard White’s WASP hero. There are a number of surprising twists, and I really enjoyed the book. It seemed like there were gaps in Lee’s story between what the third person narrator revealed and Lee’s own observations, though, which left me wondering. In spite of that, it was a wonderful story of love, humanity, and family.