Friends change, love betrays, and the end results are never what you anticipate. Annie Collins is an OR nurse unwillingly drawn into the chaos of a friend’s life. Annie’s longstanding friendship with Libby Crowder deteriorated after Libby met Edward Matheisen and ended when she married him. When Libby reconnects with her four years later, she cajoles Annie into caring for her to help identify the cause of her puzzling symptoms. Is Libby actually ill or is this a bid for attention from her husband and those around her? When a close friend of Libby’s is severely beaten and dies from the injuries, Annie begins to fear for Libby, who she knows has secrets she’s not telling her. In the face of Libby’s so-called suicide, Annie struggles with her guilt, wondering whether she should have done more. Unable to stop asking questions, Annie finds herself drawn into a life that has derailed. Pursuing the mystery of Libby’s illness threatens to derail her own life, as well.
About the author:
Colorado native, OR nurse, and author of The Mad Hatter’s Son, Helen Starbuck lives in Arvada, Colorado, and has written stories since junior high. She loves mysteries, thrillers, and books involving strong women. Following the adage to “write what you know,” she writes her mysteries from the perspective of Annie Collins an OR nurse.
Available now at Amazon.
Save the date: Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 4-7 pm. We are going to kick off another great year of SinC-CO with a party; please check your chapter emails for all the particulars. See you there!
Book Club will return in January!
January reads include The Baby Chronicles: Where You Were Before You Were by Beatrice Bruno (Parker/South Denver), The Star Family by Theresa Crater (Brighton/Denver), and Wishing Caswell Dead by Patricia Stoltey (Northern Colorado).
Free and open to the public. Just read the book of the month and come ready to chat with the author and other readers!
RSVP at the website or at our Meetup page. For more information, including dates and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.
Hope you can join us, and bring your friends!
Karen C. Whalen’s first book in the dinner club mystery series , Everything Bundt the Truth, tied for First Place in the Suspense Novel category of the 2017 IDA Contest. The IDA is sponsored by Oklahoma Romance Writers of America, but is open to all works of fiction in digital format.
You are invited to a launch party at Tattered Cover Bookstore (Colfax) on November 14, release day for Jennifer Kincheloe’s The Woman in the Camphor Trunk. Joining her will be Barbara Nickless, author of Dead Stop, and Cynthia Kuhn, author of The Art of Vanishing. There will be readings, cake, music, and surprises! RSVP here.
November reads include Family Secrets: A Whispering Pine Mystery by Shawn McGuire (Parker/South Denver), Trafficked by Peg Brantley (Denver/Brighton), and Under the Stone Paw by Theresa Crater (Northern Colorado).
Free and open to the public. Just read the book of the month and come ready to chat with the author and other readers.
RSVPs are now open at the website or at our Meetup page. For more information, including dates and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.
Hope you can join us! Bring your friends! 🙂
You are invited to Cozy Tea Time with local authors on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Welcome to the Bookstore (1300 E Bridge Street, Brighton, Colorado 80601). There will be readings, games, prizes, and refreshments. Hope to see you there!