LIES: SECRETS CAN KILL is a 2016 finalist in the published category of the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense for Historical Romantic Suspense.
The novel is a 1938 cocktail of lies, love, and murder.
After steeling her nerves to leave the swindler she married, Catherine Reedy hopes for a brighter future for her two-year-old son. That dream turns into a nightmare when the corrupt chief of police fishes her husband’s corpse out of the Mississippi and vows she’ll hang for his murder. Someone wants Cat dead sooner–before the annual Street Fair leaves town.
The handsome cop who offers to help Cat seems honorable. But who can she trust? Everyone she knows has secrets. And the Street Fair’s merry lights can’t touch the dark hatred that’s spawned a clever killer, one who won’t stop until a deadly vendetta is complete.
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Lovely's book offers the full package: a tightly woven and suspenseful plot, a mystery, romance! Lovely's gift of describing time and place while weaving a great story make this novel impossible to put down. A great vacation read!
Linda Lovely takes us back to the Speakeasy days in a book that is historically accurate instead of nostalgic. Keokuk, Iowa could be River City in Meredith Wilson's MUSIC MAN, but this 1938 Keokuk feels almost a gritty as Chicago, and in some ways more dangerous for its isolation...Read it and you'll see that Linda Lovely weaves a tale most satisfying.