When Venus Fell by Deborah Smith 1998 HB DJ Pub. Bantam Books ISBN 0-553-11143-4 Her first hardcover book. The ties that bind us - to our families, to our pasts - are at the heart of this rich engrossing novel. Venus saw her promising future as a classical pianist shattered when her father was charged with complicity in a terrible act of violence and died in jail. Now at 29 a stranger from her parent's long-ago past has an offer too good to refuse, all Venus's suspicions flare up. HB with DJ and has 353 pages.DJ: near new/tiny marks, Covers: like new/tiny marks, Pages: like new.