MARY HANLON STONE
I HAVE TO PIMP OFF A GOOD FRIEND WHOSE FIRST BOOK I HAVE BEEN ANTICIPATING FOR YEARS. THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF SWEAT PUT INTO THIS, BUT THE NOVEL IS WORTH THE WAIT . . .
When poor Boston girl Stephanie is abandoned by her abusive mother and taken in by Annie’s Beverly Hills family, she feels anything but home. Her dark complexion and accent stick out like a sore thumb in the golden-hued world of blondes and extravagance. These are girls who seem to live life in fast-forward, while Stephanie is stuck on pause.
Yet when a new rival moves to town, threatening Annie’s queen-bee status, Stephanie finds herself taking sides in a battle she never even knew existed, and that feeling invisible is a wound that can only be healed by standing up for who she is.
Brilliant newcomer Mary Hanlon Stone delivers a compulsively readable insider’s view of growing up in a world where money and privilege don’t always glitter.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mary Hanlon Stone has been a deputy district attorney for Los Angeles County for twenty-three years. The majority of her career was spent specializing in the prosecution of sexual assault and domestic violence cases, with extensive work with children and teenage victims and witnesses. Ms. Stone tried the first "Roofie" rape case in the nation, and is a national consultant for drug-related sexual assaults.
Her cases have been featured on "E! True Hollywood Story", "City Confidential", "Inside Edition", "The O'Reilly Factor", "The Leeza Show", and German and Australian television. She recently tried the Mandeville Canyon Road Rage case. She attended the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School.
Her novel, invisible girl, was inspired by her work with teens.