Robin Mulcahey has always dreamed of being a big-time actress. As a college student, she took endless drama classes and finally snagged the lead of Maggie in Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Now, six years later, she’s one of the country’s hottest soap-opera stars. She’s just won a Daytime Emmy for her portrayal of South Riding’s bad girl, and now when it seemed life couldn’t get any more perfect, she’s wed Declan Blair, an up-and-coming Irish film actor.
So what’s the problem?
Robin Mulcahey is dead. She was killed in a devastating car wreck in 1996 while riding with her best friend, Amy Shiley. Amy, battered beyond recognition in the accident, was mistaken for Robin and has played the role of Robin Mulcahey ever since. But Amy’s never been able to forget the love she shared with Paul Mulcahey—Robin’s older brother.
If you had the chance to become someone else, would you take it?
"VC Andrews meets Sandra Brown in this delicious, gripping page-turner of a book-a thrill ride from the first page to the last. UNDERSTUDY proves that Carole Bellacera has what it takes to be a star!" -- Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author
"UNDERSTUDY is a complex and tightly woven novel that centers on the lives, past, present and future of two likable, but wounded young women...intimate characterization adds depth and powerful emotion to this highly charged tale...Ms. Bellacera weaves a tale that is captivating, heartbreaking and triumphant. For a story that will tug at your heartstrings and draw you into the complex and dramatic dynamics of the Mulcahey family and Amy Shiley, I highly recommend UNDERSTUDY -- a thoroughly unforgettable read."-- Terrie Figueroa, Romance Reviews Today