In Suzetta Perkins’ earlier novel, Behind the Veil, Margo Myles is betrayed by her closest confidants: her husband of twenty-five years, her long-term next door neighbor, and her very best friend in the world. In Déjà Vu, Angelica Barnes (Margo’s best friend) is at the center of the drama. Recently released from prison after being caught up in the “Operation Stingray” that got Margo’s husband into trouble, Angelica is trying to get her life back on track and to mend broken relationships. However, she finds that making a new life in North Carolina will be too difficult; everyone in Fayetteville knows all about her past. Angelica decides to move to New York City after being offered a job as a model, but the turmoil from her previous life follows her. Robert Santiago, the ringleader of the criminal organization Operation Stingray finds her so that she can “repay her debt” to him. Angelica, her family, and her friends are in danger as Santiago terrorizes and kills those who undid his schemes five years ago. Angelica hopes that Margo will forgive her and help her, but Margo is struggling to reconnect with her husband who has just been released from prison. Finally, it takes intervention from an outsider who is not what he appears to be to prevent Santiago from harming more people.
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