Just Trust Me

Just Trust Me

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by Judy Markey
     
 

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"I'm dying. I'm very rich. I have an extremely interesting offer for you."

Kate Lerner, a Chicago radio host, cannot believe what she's reading when the letter comes. It's from her ex-husband, Richard, who disappeared fifteen years ago when their son, Danny, was still a toddler. Not a word, not a dollar has come Kate's way in all that time . . . Until

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"I'm dying. I'm very rich. I have an extremely interesting offer for you."

Kate Lerner, a Chicago radio host, cannot believe what she's reading when the letter comes. It's from her ex-husband, Richard, who disappeared fifteen years ago when their son, Danny, was still a toddler. Not a word, not a dollar has come Kate's way in all that time . . . Until now, when this despicable man has the audacity to come back into her life.

What does it mean? And even though she could surely use some financial help, does Kate really want to find out? Her twin sister, Karen, says of course. Even David, the new man in her life, agrees.

When Kate finally hears about what Richard has to say, she decides that his outlandish proposal is worth one innocent lie to her family. But one lie inevitably leads to another, triggering a chain of events that completely turns her carefuly constructed world upside down.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Lies threaten to tear a family apart in this second novel by Chicago radio personality Markey (The Daddy Clock). Radio host Kate Lerner hasn't heard from her first husband, Richard Farley, since the day he abandoned her and their infant son, Danny. For 15 years, Kate has worked hard to provide for Danny and her daughter from a second marriage, Sarah Rose, without any support from Richard. But when Richard contacts Kate, telling her that he will be dead within one year and that he will pay her a huge sum if she accompanies him to Italy for one week, she accepts his proposition-Danny will be in college soon and Sarah Rose needs reconstructive surgery for an old burn injury. Without explaining her trip to her twin sister, Karen, her second ex-husband, Tim, or her radio show co-host David Weiland, Kate joins Richard in Rome, where she realizes how very little he has changed and that his motives may be suspect. Back home, Kate tries to repair the damage her deceit has done, finding comfort in the arms of David, who is at her side when even more devastating lies are revealed. Markey adequately captures Kate's turmoil over her deceptions, but this lukewarm, implausible family drama lacks suspense, and its easy conclusion is too good to be true. (Aug.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
"This book is thoughtful, entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny. To say nothing of compulsive readability."(Elizabeth Berg, author of the Art of Mending)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778321958
Publisher:
Mira
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.63(h) x 1.03(d)

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Just Trust Me 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Chicago FM radio host Kate Lerner receives a letter from her former husband Richard Farley; this note is his first contact with her since he deserted her and their infant son Danny fifteen year ago. He asks to see her before he dies as he insists that he has one year to live and offers money if she does. Her ex second husband kind Professor Tim advices her not to go; her radio co-host David Weiland and her twin sister Karen say go because she needs the money to pay for the operations that her second child with Tim is undergoing.---- Through a mix up in restaurant rendezvous points, they talk over cell phones. Richard asks Kate to accompany him to Italy and if she does she will receive a lot of money. She decides to go because she needs the cash, but also hides who she will meet from her teenage son, who detests his dad. A minor omission and a lie lead to other fabrications as her world begins to unravel leading to her son in trouble with the law.---- The theme of this engaging contemporary romantic thriller is derived from Sir Walter Scott¿s ¿Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive¿ as Kate hides what she is doing from her children. Her actions lead to the troubles facing her son and Jamie, a girl his age, but this is clearly Kate¿s novel as fans learn first hand and from friends and family what makes her tick (and fabricate). Fans will enjoy Judy Markey¿s tale that focuses on ¿Mom Lies¿.---- Harriet Klausner