Crooked Lane Books
On Sale: August 7, 2018
Hardcover / e-Book
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Mystery | Thriller | Suspense
Summoned from her promising surgical career first to her
estranged father’s bedside, and then his post as medical
examiner when his small town needs urgent help with a
suspicious death, Emily Hartford discovers home is where
the bodies are in this pitch perfect mystery debut.
Recently engaged and deeply ensconced in her third year of
surgical residency in Chicago, Emily Hartford gets a shock
when she’s called home to Freeport, MI, the small town she
fled a decade ago after the death of her mother. Her
estranged father, the local medical examiner, has had a
massive heart attack and Emily is needed urgently to help
with his recovery.
Not sure what to expect, Emily races home, blowing the only
stoplight at the center of town and getting pulled over by
her former high school love, now Sheriff, Nick Larson. At
the hospital, she finds her father in near total denial of
the seriousness of his condition. He insists that the best
thing Emily can do to help him is to take on the autopsy of
a Senator’s teen daughter whose sudden, unexplained death
has just rocked the sleepy town.
Reluctantly agreeing to help her father and Nick, Emily
gets down to work, only to discover that the girl was
murdered. The autopsy reminds her of her many hours in the
morgue with her father when she was a young teen―a time
which inspired her love of medicine. Before she knows it,
she’s pulled deeper into the case and closer to her father
and to Nick―much to the dismay of her big city fiance. When
a threat is made to Emily herself, she must race to catch
the killer before he strikes again in The Coroner, expertly
written and sharply plotted, perfect for fans of Patricia
Cornwell and Julia Spencer Fleming.
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