Author: Kate White
Published: January 1st 2010
When Lake Warren learns that her husband, Jack, is suing for full custody of their two kids four months after their separation, she’s pretty certain that things can’t get any worse. The upside is that she’s working with the Advanced Fertility Center as a marketing consultant, alongside the attractive, flirtatious Dr. Keaton. But the morning after their one-night stand, Lake finds Keaton with his throat slashed and discovers that things can indeed become worse—they can become deadly.
So as not to jeopardize her case for custody, Lake is forced to lie to the police. Having just been intimate with a man who has been murdered, and wanting to protect herself from being charged with the crime, she begins her own search for the truth. Meanwhile, the police start looking at her closely, people at the clinic start treating her with hostility, and strange clues begin dropping—quite literally—on her doorstep, and Lake realizes that she is dangerously close to dark secrets, both about Keaton and the clinic. But can Lake stop what she’s started before it’s too late?
This book was full of twist and turns and at the points you thought you had it all figured it, it completely changes. At several chapters I thought i had a whole section of the puzzle completed. It turned out I only had a corner piece completed
The story starts out with Lake going through a divorce that has turned nasty. It started out civil and now she finds out her ex wants custody and isn’t afraid to get a bit dirty to have that happen. However, that quickly becomes a fraction of the story. It is quickly threaded through the story line but there is so much more that. Every person in this book has a purpose, whether it’s big or small you won’t find out till the very end. I don’t know with all the things Lake encounters if I could stay as calm as she does. Halfway through the book, I thought I had all the dots connected. Then something new is thrown into the plot and all my dots are misaligned again. I loved it though. I hate when you are reading a book and one chapter you go I already know how this unfolds but you keep reading just in case your wrong, but you aren’t it all happened exactly as planned. This isn’t that book.
Another fact that I love about this is while there are many parts Lake is scared but she knows there is more than just her feelings. She knows something wrong is happening on a big scale and that could affect her kids, so she pushes everything aside to do what is right. She’s not perfect but she is human. If you are looking for a fast paced strong female lead suspense, this is for you.
About the Author:
Kate White is the New York Times bestselling author of ten works of fiction—six Bailey Weggins mysteries and four suspense novels, including, Eyes on You, now in paperback, and her brand new novel, The Wrong Man. For fourteen years she was the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, and though she loved the job (and the Cosmo beauty closet!), she decided to leave in late 2013 to concentrate full time on being an author.
Her books have received starred reviews from a variety of publications and she has been covered everyplace from The Today Show to The New York Times. Her first Bailey Weggins mystery, If Looks Could Kill, was named as the premier Reading with Rippa selection and soon shot to number one on Amazon. She is published in 13 countries around the world.
Kate is also the editor of the Mystery Writers of America cookbook.
Like many mystery writers, Kate fell in love with the genre after reading her first Nancy Drew book, The Secret of Redgate Farm, and she still admires those cliffhanger endings that “Carolyn Keene” created.
She is married and the mother of two children, and once had her daughter stalk her through the woods so she could better describe the sounds of someone being followed.
Kate is also the author of several very popular career books, including I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve, and Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do.