Twelve years ago, Frankie Stapleton left the quiet town of Stillwater and moved to Chicago, leaving behind her family, their struggling hardware store, and her fiancé. Now an emergency room nurse, she’s back to help her pregnant sister, Charlie, and to put the past behind her, once and for all.
But within minutes of arriving at Stillwater General Hospital, Frankie walks into an ER overloaded with bus crash victims. Amidst the chaos, she stumbles upon a lone man suffering a cardiac arrest outside the ER bay. With no one to help him, Frankie acts to save the man’s life, despite the fact that she’s not licensed there.
After leaving the man in stable condition, Frankie finally makes it to Charlie’s bedside. But mere hours later, her patient is dead, her sister has undergone an emergency C-section, and Frankie has been slapped with the threat of a malpractice lawsuit.
Something’s not right in Stillwater, and Frankie suspects her patient didn’t die of natural causes. With her career on life support and a growing rift between Frankie and the family she left behind years ago, Frankie must catch a killer to clear her name in Time of Death, Lucy Kerr’s enthralling mystery debut.
Lucy Kerr lives outside of Chicago with her family, her cat, and many, many piles of books. She likes strong coffee, rainy days, old buildings, and fresh-baked cookies, but she likes telling stories best of all.
“Lucy Kerr grabbed me with the opening lines of Time of Death and didn’t let go until the last page. I was enthralled. Time of Death is authentic, exciting, and thoroughly engaging!”
–Carla Neggers, New York Times bestselling author of Secret Hideaway
“Kerr’s assured debut blends an irresistible amateur sleuth and a pitch-perfect small town setting to most engaging effect. Kerr’s insider knowledge of the medical world lends fascinating credibility to her well-developed characters without ever slowing the pace. Intrigue and romance, murder and family drama–it’s all here!”
–Sophie Littlefield, nationally bestselling author of The Guilty One
“Time of Death by Lucy Kerr is a thoroughly enjoyable read with likable characters and a deeply intriguing mystery running through its pages. I look forward to more from this talented author!”
–Carla Buckley, critically-acclaimed author of The Good Goodbye