I am pleased to acknowledge the people who have been “gems” in offering their encouragement and support in the writing of this book.
Special thanks to Roz Lippel, my editor and friend, who has guided me with her insight and advice every step of the way.
I’d also like to thank my agent, Nick Ellison, and foreign rights director, Alicka Pistek. I am continually grateful to my publicist, Lisl Cade.
Praise goes to art director John Fulbrook, associate director of Copyediting Gypsy da Silva, and copyeditor Carol Catt.
Finally, thanks to my family and friends, especially my mother, Mary Higgins Clark, who knows how joyous it is to finally reach the point of writing the acknowledgments.
You’re all flawless diamonds.
For my mother, Mary Higgins Clark,
and my stepfather, John Conheeney,