Coming soon from D.J. Palmer and St. Martin’s Press, a novel of domestic suspense, THE NEW HUSBAND
Just because you love someone doesn’t mean you know them.
Nina Garrity learned this lesson the hard way after discovering that her missing husband, Glen, had been leading a double life with another woman. But Glen's gone—presumably drowned while fishing on his boat—so she can't confront him about the affair or any of his other misdeeds. A year
-and -a-half after the accident, Nina considers herself a widow, even though the police never found a body. Following a chance encounter with Simon Fitch, a social studies teacher from her daughter Maggie's middle school, Nina finds love again and has hopes of putting her shattered life back together. Simon, a widower still grieving the suicide of his first wife, has found his dream girl in Nina. His charm and affections help break through to a heart hardened by betrayal. Nina's sixteen-year-old son, Connor, embraces Simon as the father he wishes his dad could have been, but Maggie thinks she sees another side to this new man in their lives—a far darker side. Even Nina’s good friends wonder if Simon is supremely devoted—or dangerously possessive. But Nina is committed, not only to her soon-to-be new husband but also to resuming her former career as a social worker. Before she can move forward, however, Nina must first clear her conscience that she's not making another terrible choice in a man. In doing so, she will uncover the shocking truth: the greatest danger to her, and her children, are the lies people tell themselves.
Some would say Becky Gerard is a devoted mother and would do anything for her fifteen-year-old daughter, Meghan. Others, including her husband, Carl, claim she’s obsessed wither her daughter and fixated on finding a cure for the girls’s mysterious health problems. Doctors come to believe the root cause of Meghan puzzling ailment is a case of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, perpetuated by Becky. Now Becky must race against time prove her daughter has a deadly disease. But first she must confront her darkest fears and family secrets that threaten not only to upend her once-ordered life…but to destroy it.