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Mystery & DetectiveSeries Title:
Stillwater General MysteryFormat:
Crooked Lane BooksAge Range:
About the Book
ER nurse Frankie Stapleton must save a kidnapped newborn before it's too late in No One Can Know
, Lucy Kerr's heart-wrenching second Stillwater General mystery.
Three months. That's how long ER nurse Frankie Stapleton has agreed to stay in her sleepy little hometown of Stillwater, helping her estranged sister save the family hardware store, working a few shifts at the local hospital, and most importantly, rebuilding the bridges she burned on her way out of town twelve years ago.
When a pregnant car crash victim arrives at Stillwater General, Frankie and the team race to save both mother and child--but only the baby lives. Rumors swirl that the accident was deliberate, and Frankie's horrified to realize that she let the driver escape. But why would anyone want to kill Kate Tibbs, a social worker and the wife of an up-and-coming local politician? Frankie's investigation turns up plenty of motives, from revenge to dirty politics, and even more suspects. There are secrets in Stillwater, and she's determined to uncover them, even if it means involving her loved ones for help.
But when the baby disappears, her search for the truth becomes a desperate, deadly race against the clock. No matter the cost, Frankie must piece together the truth to stop a killer and save a tiny life in Lucy Kerr's riveting second Stillwater General Mystery, No One Can Know
Review Quotes Praise for No One Can Know
"Solid...A distinctive setting and relatable characters are a plus."
A nicely balanced blend of medical knowledge, political trickery, and hints of the heroine's future.
Kerr nails the details of a nurse's work life beautifully in this vividly realistic novel...thoroughly believable and nicely developed
. If this series hasn't landed on your radar yet, make sure it does."--Booklist
--Suspense Magazine Praise for Time of Death
"Intriguing debut...An appealing heroine and well-researched medical detail make this a promising series start."
[An] appealing debut mystery that mixes family, drama, medicine, and a soupcon of romance.
"An accomplished debut that combines mystery, medicine, family angst, and a touch of romance."
"Frankie's the perfect amateur sleuth--untested, quick to jump to conclusions, but entirely bold and sharp. Kerr's set up the makings of a wonderful series with this debut, and I'm here for it."
"Fascinating characters with dark backstories, and an extremely good plotline, makes this an incredible suspense."
"Lucy Kerr grabbed me with the opening lines of Time of Death
and didn't let go until the last page. I was enthralled. Time of Death
is authentic, exciting, and thoroughly engaging!"
--Carla Neggers, New York Times
"With a thrilling whodunit, great characters and a compelling heroine that I can't wait to cheer on for years to come, Time of Death
is a must read for all mystery fans."
--Joelle Charbonneau, New York Times
"Kerr's assured debut blends an irresistible amateur sleuth and a pitch-perfect small town setting to most engaging effect. Kerr's insider knowledge of the medical world lends fascinating credibility to her well-developed characters without ever slowing the pace. Intrigue and romance, murder and family drama--it's all here!"
--Sophie Littlefield, nationally bestselling author of The Guilty One
"Lucy Kerr's gorgeous prose effortlessly drew me in with a setting that felt like home, a heroine I could be friends with, and a devilishly clever murder that pitted my rush to discover whodunit against my reluctance to see the story end. Time of Death
has earned a prominent place on my keeper shelf!"
--Jennifer McAndrews, national bestselling author
"Time of Death
by Lucy Kerr is a thoroughly enjoyable read with likable characters and a deeply intriguing mystery running through its pages. I look forward to more from this talented author!"
--Carla Buckley, critically-acclaimed author of The Good Goodbye
About the Author Lucy Kerr
lives outside of Chicago with her family, her cat, and many, many piles of books. She likes strong coffee, rainy days, old buildings, and fresh-baked cookies, but she likes telling stories best of all. This is her second Stillwater General mystery.