In Tell Her No Lies, a new romantic suspense novel, talented author Kelly Irvin explores the question of what makes a family—nature or nurture?—in a fast-paced race to the truth.
As children, Nina Fischer and her sister
were plucked from foster care in Florida and brought to Texas by a
wealthy uncle they’d never met after their mother went to prison for
selling drugs. Now, as an adult, Nina loves her adopted father and wants
to please him, but she’s chosen her own career path as a photographer
and poet—choices state district court judge Geoffrey Fischer can’t
appreciate. When she finds him murdered in his study on a night they’re
home alone, she’s the prime suspect and has to prove her innocence or
face her own prison term. Is she her mother’s daughter, after all?
two men in her life want to help, each for their own reasons. Can she
trust her on-again, off-again boyfriend, attorney Rick Zavala, whose
political aspirations seem more important than Nina’s tragic loss? Can
she trust her friend, photographer Aaron McClure, or will he use their
friendship to break the biggest news story of his career?
cleaning out her father’s things, Nina discovers a box of old letters
and photos, revealing the secrets her father had been concealing for so
long. When her biological mother makes an appearance at Geoffrey
Fischer’s funeral and asks to be welcomed back into her daughters’
lives, Nina is even more determined to find the truth about her past.
Following the evidence leads her on a journey of discovery about her
father’s shocking masquerade as a law-abiding, family-loving Christian.
Unlocking these secrets could prove deadly, but it’s the only way Nina
will ever be able to trust love again.
I had a fun time with this book. We start out right away with the suspense; well maybe a few pages in and then the suspense.
Nina is up in the middle of the night getting her photography ready for a show they are having the next day. She does photography on homelessness, which I think is awesome!
Nina is on the phone with a friend of hers, Rick - I don't like him, and he's trying to get her to come out to a party but she's trying to get her work done and waiting on her friend Aaron (who ends up a love interest and I love him myself) He's a journalist and he's going to help Nina get her photos ready. Rick still tries to get her to come out with him but she doesn't and I'm glad, he just wants to get with her for reasons of his own.
Nina gets off the phone with Rick after she hers some noises and her cats are acting all crazy. She goes to another part of the house and finds her father dead. What happened to him? How did someone get inside the house? The police start to suspect Nina and it's just a race against the clock to find out who the real killer is and get Nina off the hook.
There is more to the story but I will leave that to you to read. Overall, I think it's a really good Christian Suspense book.
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