Simon & Schuster, May 1998.
Hardcover, 348 pages.
Amateur sleuth/reporter Irene Kelly and her husband
feel lucky to have each other after a terrifying kidnapping
incident (see, Hocus
). But they barely have time to catch
their breath when Irene gets the news that her long-estranged
Aunt Briana has died. Irene must find her aunt's son Travis and
tell him of his mother's death. But Travis doesn't want to
be found and he certainly doesn't want anything to do with
Irene or any of her branch of the family, the Maguires, after
they cut themselves off from Briana over her marriage to
a man with a decidedly shady past who everyone always
suspected of murdering his first wife, a wealthy heiress.
When Irene locates Travis they join forces, somewhat
reluctantly, to find out more about Briana's death and
stumble onto a viper's nest of lies and buried family
secrets which could result in Travis and Irene being the next targets
of a long-hidden murderer. Nevertheless, Irene is
determined to find out the truth about her family's
past -- no matter what the cost.
Liar is a skillfully plotted, suspenseful story of how the
actions of a prior generation can have ever-widening
repercussions on a modern family. Everyone in Liar
has something to hide; the dual nature of the mysteries
both past and present are carefully unraveled in
Burke's engaging style of storytelling. Another winner
in a fantastic mystery series.
--Claire E. White
Ordering information: Amazon.com.
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