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Lies: Secrets Can Kill
1938 Historical Suspense

Sometimes, I get an itch to write a standalone. That's why I wrote the standalone cocktail of lies, love, and murder is set in an era that was tough for independent women, especially one framed for murdering her estranged husband. A research bonus for me? It's set in my hometown, Keokuk, Iowa

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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