As Rosamond Smith, Joyce Carol Oates has explored the secret kinship of twins, often depicted as diabolical doubles who are mirror images of our darker, more violent selves -- haunting reflections of our fears and dreads. Starr Bright Will Be with You Soon is the chilling and mesmerizing tale of Sharon Donner (alias Starr Bright) -- a one-time model and exotic dancer who, at age thirty-seven, is reaching the end of her days as a self-styled glamour girl. Sharon is beginning to notice that the men she picks up -- often cruel and abusive, and always disappointing -- fall far short from providing her with the loving and respectful relationship she seeks. Simultaneously, corpses begin turning up in seedy motel rooms across the Southwest, and the only lead the police have is the consistent mark of the killer -- a star traced with blood. Starr Bright, the flamboyant serial killer, flees her crimes and eventually arrives as Sharon Donner on the doorstep of the twin she has not seen in fifteen years to reclaim the part of herself she left behind. Powerfully written and suspenseful at every turn, Starr Bright is a fantastic addition to the paperback series of Rosamond Smith titles.