Even the most admired families have secrets to hide . . .
Nina Fischer carries a camera wherever she goes—so she can view life through a filter. Safely. After her mother abandoned her to the streets, Nina has kept people at a distance, including her uncle, who adopted Nina and her sister. Wealthy and proud, he is a good man, a fair judge, and someone many in San Antonio admire.
But when he is murdered, and the detective assigned to the case accuses Nina of the crime, she knows she must act. She’s determined to use her journalism background to find the real killer. The two men in her life want to help, but can she trust them? She’s known Rick since they were children, but now he’s an attorney whose political aspirations seem more important than Nina’s tragic loss. And then there’s Aaron, a news videographer; using their friendship could break the biggest story of his career.
Following the evidence leads Nina on a journey of discovery into her father’s shocking masquerade as a law-abiding, family-loving Christian. Unlocking these secrets could prove fatal, but it’s the only way Nina will ever be able to trust love again.
Combining romance and suspense, bestselling author Kelly Irvin’s Tell Her No Lies is a high-stakes race for the truth.
“No one is above suspicion in a tale sure to appeal to readers beyond its main Christian audience.”
“With plenty of twists and surprises, this is a story readers will be shocked by.”
“Irvin grips readers’ attention page after page…Vibrant real-world characters and an unpredictable plot keep the adrenaline level high while gentle nudges guide Nina to truth faith and love.”
“Tell Her No Lies is a fast-paced, well-planned story with a myriad of whiplash-inducing twists wherein the suspense is the main course and the romance a tasty, slow-burning side dish…bravo to the author for showcasing the plight of our homeless and not treating them as throwaways but humanizing them by giving them faces, futures, and hopes. Tell Her No Lies is a perfect read for fans who like a chilling, puzzling thriller with a mild dose of romance.”
“Well-established as a writer of Amish romances, Kelly Irvin’s romantic suspense novels promote faith after betrayal and encourage readers to learn to love and trust again.”
“Irvin creates a complex web with enough twists and turns to keep even the most savvy romantic suspense readers guessing until the end. Known for her Amish novels, this two-time Christy Award finalist shows that her talents span subgenres from tranquil Amish stories to rapidly paced breathless suspense.”
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.)
Reviewed on: 12/10/2018
Release date: 11/01/2018
The Parkersburg News & Sentinel, Nov. 27, 2018
Nina and her sister were taken from her drug addict mother and into foster care. When they are swept away by a wealthy uncle and district court judge, the two see him as their father. Now as an adult, Nina’s life as a photographer and poet may not be the life he may have chosen for her, but she’s loving it. Her idyllic life comes to a halt when she finds him dead, murdered in his study, and she is the only other one in the house. While Nina looks like a prime suspect, she knows she didn’t do it. With the help of old boyfriend attorney Rick and photographer friend Aaron, Nina finds she has help, but can she trust them? And then she unearths a secret her father thought he kept hidden. Will his past come back to haunt her?
With plenty of twists and surprises, this is a story readers will be shocked by.
“Tell Her No Lies” is published by Thomas Nelson. It is $15.99 and 352 pages long.
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“Tell Her No Lies is true romantic suspense at its best! Kelly Irvin has penned a heart-stopping, adrenaline pumping romantic suspense with an unlikely heroine that tugs at the heartstrings. Highly recommended!” –Colleen Coble, USA Today bestselling author
“In Tell Her No Lies, Kelly Irvin has crafted a story of wounded characters overcoming and fighting their way to the truth. In a world where so many present one facade externally and another inside their homes, this novel shines a light on the power of truth to cut through the darkness. Wrap that inside a page-turning mystery and some sweet romance and it’s a story perfect for readers who love multiple threads. This is a keeper of a story.” —Cara Putman, award-winning author of more than 25 books
“I think I’ve found a new favorite author! What an exciting read–tense, suspenseful, and masterfully written!”—Carrie Stuart Parks, award-winning author of Formula of Deception