cover image Tell Her No Lies

Tell Her No Lies

Kelly Irvin. Thomas Nelson, $15.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-0-7852-2311-5

Late one night, former journalist Nina Fischer, the heroine of this gripping novel of romantic suspense from Irvin (the Amish of Bee County novels), is at the San Antonio, Tex., home of her adoptive father, Judge Geoffrey Fischer, when she discovers him lying dead on his office floor. A gun is at his side. Since she was the only person in house at the time of the murder and there’s no sign of forced entry, the police regard her as the prime suspect. With the help of her news videographer friend, Aaron McClure, Nina tries to learn who would have wanted to kill her father, a family-loving Christian. The judge adopted Nina and her sister years before when they were abandoned by his sister, their biological mother. As Nina uncovers secrets of her father’s past, the body count rises. Meanwhile, the love triangle among Nina; her attorney boyfriend, Rick Zavala; and Aaron, who has loved her from a distance, adds emotional depth. As Nina becomes the target of a killer, the action builds to a stunning conclusion. No one is above suspicion in a tale sure to appeal to readers beyond its main Christian audience. Agent: Julie Gwinn, Seymour Agency. (Nov.)