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Just trust me
Markey, Judy.
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Ontario, Canada : MIRA, [2004]

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313 pages ; 25 cm
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Booklist Review

When Kate Lerner's long-gone first husband offers to save her financial life if she will only spend a week in Rome with him, she at first dismisses the notion as ludicrous. But her twin sister and her on-air partner at the Chicago radio station where she works both disagree; as the mother of two children--one teenage boy about to enter college and one younger daughter with plenty of medical bills in her future--Kate is in no position to turn away easy money. Not wanting to let her son, Danny, know that his birth father is in the picture, she lies about where she's going, and in order to cover her story, the lies pile up, resulting in a crisis when Danny discovers his mother's deception. Markey, herself a Chicago radio talk show host, has a Susan Isaacs quality to her writing--quick, funny, and realistic--and her rendering of Chicago as an upscale urban setting offers a nice change of pace from the gritty side of the Windy City so often portrayed in crime novels. Entertaining women's fiction. --Mary Frances Wilkens Copyright 2004 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

Lies threaten to tear a family apart in this second novel by Chicago radio personality Markey (The Daddy Clock). Radio host Kate Lerner hasn't heard from her first husband, Richard Farley, since the day he abandoned her and their infant son, Danny. For 15 years, Kate has worked hard to provide for Danny and her daughter from a second marriage, Sarah Rose, without any support from Richard. But when Richard contacts Kate, telling her that he will be dead within one year and that he will pay her a huge sum if she accompanies him to Italy for one week, she accepts his proposition-Danny will be in college soon and Sarah Rose needs reconstructive surgery for an old burn injury. Without explaining her trip to her twin sister, Karen, her second ex-husband, Tim, or her radio show co-host David Weiland, Kate joins Richard in Rome, where she realizes how very little he has changed and that his motives may be suspect. Back home, Kate tries to repair the damage her deceit has done, finding comfort in the arms of David, who is at her side when even more devastating lies are revealed. Markey adequately captures Kate's turmoil over her deceptions, but this lukewarm, implausible family drama lacks suspense, and its easy conclusion is too good to be true. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved