I bought this British standalone myself.
An extract from Amazon.com´s description:
Elly Astoria had a miraculous musical talent. As a little girl she taught herself to play guitar and keyboard so that she could feed herself and her junkie mother. One rainy night she was spotted singing and playing by the founder of an indy women’s band. Later, cleaned up and better fed, she caught the eye of her future manager – and his creepy sister. It should have been a rags-to-riches story. Instead Elly’s career was cut short by her perverted and grisly murder.
Several years later Amy needs a new direction in her life, so she decides to write a biography about Elly Astoria, whose songs meant a lot to her when she was young.
The plot is interesting, and there were parts of it I enjoyed, but the story was told from multiple points of view (making it resemble non-fiction), and after the first chapters I found it quite long-winded.
I really enjoyed Cody´s Anna Lee series, however, and recommend it for readers who like e.g. Sue Grafton´s books.