Goodreads ~ Everything she's been told about her past is a lie ...
Julie DeMarco is planning a perfect San Francisco wedding when she comes face-to-face with a famous photograph, the startling image of a little girl behind the iron gate of a foreign orphanage - a girl who looks exactly like her. But Julia isn't an orphan. She isn't adopted. And she's never been out of the country. She knows who she is - or does she?
Haunted by uncertainty, Julia sets off on a dangerous search for her true identity - her only clues a swan necklace and an old Russian doll, her only ally daring, sexy photographer, Alex Manning.
Suddenly nothing is as it seems. The people Julia loved and trusted become suspicious strangers. The relationships she believed in - with her mother, her sister, and her fiance - are shaken by new revelations. The only person she can trust is Alex but he has secrets of his own. Each step brings her closer to a mysterious past that began a world away - a past that still has the power to threaten her life ... and change her future forever.
Julia is a DJ, in her mid-20s and engaged to Michael, who is pushing her to set a wedding date. Her mother has recently passed away. Her father immediately sold the family house and moved into an apartment and is drinking too much. Liz, her younger sister, moved in with her when their father sold the house.
Then she sees a picture of herself as a child in a Russian orphanage. How is that possible since she was born and raised in San Francisco?
She contacts Alex, the son of the late photographer who took the picture. Together they start digging to see what is going on. Both Alex and Julia are in for some shocking surprises.
This is the first book I've read by this author and I enjoyed it. I liked the writing style and found the story interesting. There were some twists and turns. It's written in third person perspective, with a focus on Julia and Alex.
I look forward to reading more books by this author.