Violet Pearl Moretti is the woman behind the mask. She hears an eerie voice from nowhere. It speaks to her alone. Why won't it leave her alone? Violet's colorful life weaves in and out of three decades starting with crazy acts on the vaudeville stage set in Brooklyn, New York. It's a flight from emotional issues that plague her psyche. Her scantily dressed mother wakes her up in the middle of the night, with little sister dangling in their mother's arms. She drags them out into the frigid, dark night. What's a twelve year-old-girl to do? The mask is plastered on Violet's face so nobody can see the utter turmoil in her heart. Things start to unravel when her ultimate dream is shattered. The pitfalls of dating initiate more jolts to the depths of her soul. Then, a fascinating love story begins when her knight without the shining armor dances into Violet's life. She's terrified to let her emotional issues escape. Tensions, frustrations and temptations of all kinds mount up in her adult life. She's an outward success but an inward failure. Who is she really? This book is based on a true story, about the author's mother.