It's been twelve years since ER nurse Frankie Stapleton fled the quiet banks of Stillwater, but with her sister's pregnancy taking a dangerous turn and a string of failed relationships in Chicago hanging over her, Frankie is back-and hoping to put the past behind her. Within minutes of arriving at Stillwater General Hospital however, she ends up saving a man's life, only to have him turn up dead hours later—and the hospital blames Frankie.
Her instincts say Clem Jensen didn't die of natural causes, but the more she digs, the more she discovers too many suspects, a few surprising allies, and some hard truths about the first man she ever loved-and left. Now the boy she once knew is a skeptical sheriff's deputy, her family's hardware store is in jeopardy, and the rift between Frankie and her loved ones is deeper than ever.
With her career-and future-on life support, Frankie must catch a killer, clear her name, and heal the wounds of the past in Lucy Kerr's enthralling mystery debut, Time of Death.
About the Author
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Started and couldnt stop, now iwish i had more of it to read......eagar for next book
Thank you NetGalley for the copy of Time of Death by Lucy Kerr that I was able to read and review. This was the first book in a new series that I found pretty good and interesting and if the rest of the books are as good as this book this series will be a good series to read. Frankie is a nurse who goes home after being away for a long time to help her sister who is having a difficult pregnancy. While she is walking into the hospital to go see her sister she finds a man sitting on a bench who is having a heart attack and she uses her training as a nurse to save the man's life but for some reason he dies the next day and the hospital wants to slap her with a malpractice suit because she did not work at that hospital even though she saved the man's life. Frankie feels something is not right with the gentleman's death and now she must prove she did nothing wrong. If you are looking for a book with medical drama this the book for you. I was impressed with the author and how she explained what was going so well medically. It was kind of neat to hear things from that stand point. They mystery was also well written. I was not sure who the killer was or what was going to happen with Frankie. I am interested to see what she will do in the next book because she is such an interesting character. Time of Death gets four out of five stars.
TIME OF DEATH is an enjoyable mystery. A lot of themes common to many cozy mysteries are present here too, but the hospital setting and the added element of figuring out how the death happened make this one unique. Kerr does a great job of weaving in medical details in a way that doesn't bog down the action yet is easy to understand for those outside the profession. And there are enough suspects and motives to keep you guessing until the end. This book is sure to appeal to anyone who enjoys a good cozy mystery. Disclosure: I won a free copy of this book in a contest.