By Beth Groundwater
THE FIRST ebook within the CLAIRE HANOVER secret SERIES
An Agatha Award Finalist for top First Novel
Feeling overlooked via her workaholic husband, forty-something present basket fashion designer Claire Hanover joins an aerobics type on the urging of her ally Ellen. Divorced and bitterly unsatisfied, Ellen and many of the different girls within the type upload a bit vicarious pleasure to their lives via flirting with the good-looking teacher, Enrique. In a second of weak point, Claire is of the same opinion to enable the fascinating Enrique come to her condominium to provide her a therapeutic massage. She realizes she has made a perilous mistake whilst Enrique is shot and killed in her bed room and her husband Roger is arrested for the murder.
Determined to transparent Roger’s identify and keep her marriage, Claire units out to discover the true killer, encountering drug purchasers, jealous ex-girlfriends, and offended police officers alongside the way.
“A stressful, interesting debut.”―Kirkus Reviews
“Will attract determined Housewives enthusiasts and those that like cozies with somewhat spice.” ―Booklist
“A genuine winner! Don’t leave out it.”―Maggie Sefton, bestselling writer of Knit One, Kill Two
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Hanover. ” He all started reciting the Miranda rights to Jill. Roger leaned again and held Claire’s face in either arms. “I proposal she’d shot you. God, I feared I’d misplaced you. ” He hugged her back. “I proposal so, too, while she aimed toward my head. ” Claire began to shake, and her knees buckled. “Sit her at the bench,” Deb acknowledged. Roger decreased Claire to the bench by way of the kitchen desk and sat beside her, protecting a protecting arm round her shoulders. She took a deep breath. The dizziness handed for a second. “Adrenaline shock,” Deb acknowledged. “Perfectly basic. ” With his face scrunched with fear, Roger peered at Claire. “You ok? ” Even even though she wasn’t certain, Claire acknowledged, “I’m advantageous. ” He squeezed her shoulder and raised her chin in order that she may glance at once into his eyes. “I love you, Claire. ” He kissed her, a kiss packed with offers renewed—then ever so lightly he pulled away. Claire smiled. “I love you, too. ” Then the room spun and went black. TWENTY-THREE: NEW BEGINNINGS As Claire paced the foyer of the clinic, she glanced at her watch. “It’s been hours when you consider that Ellen obtained out of surgical procedure. How lengthy does it take to come back out of the anesthesia? ” Roger glanced up from the Newsweek he’d been thumbing via. “I don’t be aware of. sit. ” He scooped up the lopsided pile of magazines he’d already scanned, clearing the seat cushion beside him. “The medical professional stated the surgical procedure on her shoulder used to be winning, didn’t he? the key is, she’s alive. ” Deb lower back from front table. “They acknowledged Ellen’s unsleeping and we will see her. They warned she’ll be groggy, although. ” “Let’s cross. ” Claire grabbed the present basket she’d thrown jointly, piled with potpourri, flavored waters, candies, and romance paperbacks. She headed for the elevators, then an assault of the jitters swept over her. She rubbed her sweaty fingers on her sleeves. “Oh, God. Ellen most likely hates me finally the bad accusations I made. How am I going to ask for forgiveness? ” Roger placed his arm round her. “Just be your self and inform her the reality. ” “That’s stable suggestion, Mr. Hanover. ” Marvin Bradshaw, the Gazette reporter, walked up in the back of Roger. He peered round Roger’s shoulder at Claire. “I comprehend you stuck Enrique Romero’s genuine killer, Mrs. Hanover. ” Roger wheeled at the reporter. “You back. escape from—” “Roger, wait. He’s simply doing his task. ” Bradshaw tilted his head at Claire, his gaze exhibiting shock. “I have fun with your knowing. I’d prefer to get the complete tale for our readers. A front-page headline will be for you to transparent your identify, Mr. Hanover. ” whereas he spoke, he pulled a pad of paper and a pen out of his jacket pocket. Roger glowered at Bradshaw. Claire shook Roger’s arm to get his cognizance. “He’s correct. ” “He’s correct? ” Roger stared at her. “You have been everywhere in the entrance web page whilst the police arrested you. the one technique to erase that effect in people’s minds is to get the evidence of your innocence at the entrance web page, too. ” She grew to become to Bradshaw. “I have to stopover at my buddy now, yet we’ll consult you after that.