Penelope had a nickname "Lo" Marin is her last name she has always loved to collect beautiful things. But in the year since her brother's death, Lo's hoarding has blossomed into a full blown, potentially dangerous obsession. When she discovers a beautiful antique which is a butterfly figurine , and recognizes it as being stolen from a recently murdered girl known as Sapphire.
As we continue reading, Penelope continues with her compulsive behavior, which she has had all her life. Penelope's behavior gets her into trouble, when she witnesses a murder, while wandering dangerous places in C leveland, Ohio collecting items that do not belong to her.
Penelope tries to solve the murder of Sapphire by investigating by herself. She goes to the "Club Tens" investigating, and looking around for clues about Sappphire who had worked there.
Penelope tried out for a job at the Club as a dance girl. She made the job at "Club Tens," but there was a wealthy man, by the name Gordon , who wanted her for himself. This did not happen .
This is the author's first novel. I liked the novel very much. It is a good read.