Reluctantly dragged into the search for a missing bracelet, Dr. Amelia Payne is spiraled back into the thick of eccentric characters reminiscent of the magicians, puppeteers, jugglers, and carnival performers that colored her youth. A prominent veterinarian, Amelia Payne has successfully hidden her past and her parents - a mime and clown. But the missing bracelet that once belonged to Amelia turns up on the body of a deceased, nameless baby. And the one person with information is the mother who abandoned Amelia years ago. Yes, Maize the Clown is back in Amelia’s life, and she holds the answers to the baby and to the bracelet with the single charm of seven stones – Diamond, Emerald, Amethyst, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire, Topaz. – DEAREST.
Dearest uncovers the past Amelia didn’t know, reveals secrets she never could have known, and brings her close to realizing the truth she needs to know.
MAGIC! MYSTERY! MAYHEM! A MISSING BRACELET! A WAYWARD CLOWN! A PROMINENT DOCTOR!