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Laurel Imperiole, a reporter for New York’s Women Now magazine, has just received a series of emails from Anne Ellsworth, a young woman in fear for her life. Anne has discovered that her fiancé has several aliases and is terrified of what he will do if he finds out. Laurel, who empathizes with Anne, sees an opportunity to rescue her and write a story on hidden identities that will help her readers avoid similar predicaments. Helen McCorkendale, a private eye and close friend, agrees to investigate both Anne’s fiancé, David, and Laurel’s banker boyfriend, Matt. Laurel had planned to use Matt as the good guy in the story—the one with nothing to hide—but Anne’s situation and Matt’s sudden strange behavior are making her paranoid. Soon Helen and Laurel find that they have stirred up a hornet’s nest buzzing with vengeful Mafiosi, greedy bankers, and dirty politicians. In desperation they turn to Aaron Gerrard, Laurel’s ex-boyfriend and head of New York’s Identity Theft Squad, for advice. Aaron, who has never forgiven Laurel for “betraying” him by concealing information important to one of his cases, reluctantly agrees to help. The women discover that everything is connected, and everyone has something to hide. Will the secrets Laurel and Helen disclose keep them alive or seal their fates? Keeping Secrets is the second book in the Laurel and Helen New York Mystery Series.
Targeted Age Group: Adults
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What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Seeing news story after news story about identity theft and people taking over other people’s lives made me decided to write Keeping Secrets. It seemed like the problem had reached epidemic proportions and that very few people understood how to protect themselves from becoming victims. I wondered about motivation. Was it money, which is a theme I explored, or something else, such as someone simply wanting to leave his or her own life behind? How would this impact a significant other, someone who had no inkling that the person they loved was a fraud? Using Laurel Imperiole, a magazine editor, to take up this thread, allowed me to show that even someone who was smart and should know better, could be fooled. Teaming her up with Helen McCorkendale, her partner in crime solving from my first mystery, Telling Lies, brought the women back together to face another life and death situation.
About the Author:
Cathi Stoler was an award-winning advertising copywriter. TELLING LIES, her first mystery/suspense novel from Camel Press, takes on the subject of stolen Nazi art. Other novels in this series include KEEPING SECRETS (November 2013), which delves into the subject of hidden identity, and, THE HARD WAY (April 2014), a story of International diamond theft. She has also written several short stories including FATAL FLAW and MONEY NEVER SLEEPS, published online at BEAT TO A PULP, OUT OF LUCK, in the Sisters in Crime MURDER NEW YORK STYLE Anthology and MAGDA, in MALFEASANCE OCCASIONAL: GIRL TROUBLE. Her novella, NICK OF TIME, features American gambler, Nick Donahue. Cathi is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. You can contact Cathi at www.cathistoler.com.