Even If It Kills Her
Bailey Weggins Mysteries
By: Kate White
Publication Date: 10/31/2017
My Rating: 4 Stars Kate White returns to her New York Times bestselling Bailey Weggins’ Mystery series, with this favorite true-crime journalist turned sleuth’s most chilling case to date.
Bailey Weggins’ great new friend in college, Jillian Lowe, had everything going for her. Pretty, popular, and whip-smart, she lit up any room that she walked into. All of that dramatically changed during her sophomore year, when a neighbor became unhinged and murdered her family. Jillian immediately left school, and ever since, Bailey has felt guilty for not staying in closer contact and being a greater support to her friend.
Now, sixteen years later, Bailey is shocked to see Jillian at her book event, and even more stunned when her still-gorgeous friend approaches her with a case. The man accused of murdering her family is on the brink of being cleared of the crime through new DNA evidence. With the real killer walking free, Jillian is desperate for Bailey’s help to identify him and allow her the closure she yearns for.
As the two women return to Jillian’s childhood town to investigate, it doesn’t take long for their sleuthing to cause shock waves. Someone starts watching their every move. As they uncover deeply-guarded secrets, so shocking that they make Jillian rethink her entire relationship to her family, Bailey and Jillian find themselves in great peril. They must decide just how much they’re willing to risk to finally discover the truth about the Lowe family’s murder.
Review to follow.
“White builds suspense masterfully, and this seventh in the Bailey Weggins series has the makings of another hit. Bailey is a smart, sexy sleuth, and her exploits make for thoroughly entertaining reading.” —Booklist “Compulsively readable and skillfully plotted, EVEN IF IT KILLS HER is Kate White’s dynamic return to the Bailey Weggins series. It entertains and excites from the very first page – I dare you to put it down!” —Karin Slaughter, New York Times and International Bestselling Author ) “Well-executed...The smaller the town, the bigger (and dirtier) its secrets.” —Kirkus Review
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About the Author
Kate White is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve works of fiction: seven Bailey Weggins mysteries, including the upcoming Even If It Kills Her (October 31, ’17), and five stand-alone psychological thrillers, including most recently, The Secrets You Keep (March ’17). For fourteen years she was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, and though she loved the job (and the Cosmo beauty closet!), she decided to leave in late 2013 to concentrate full time on being an author and speaker.
Her books have received starred reviews from many publications and she has been covered everywhere from The Today Show to The New York Times. Her debut Bailey Weggins mystery, If Looks Could Kill, was selected as the first “Reading with Kelly Ripa” pick and soon shot to number one on Amazon. She is published in 13 countries around the world. Her next Bailey Weggins mystery, Even If It Kills Her, will debut in October 2017.
Kate is also the editor of the acclaimed Mystery Writers of America Cookbook, a selection of recipes from the field’s top-selling authors.
Like many female mystery writers, Kate fell in love with the genre after reading her first Nancy Drew book, The Secret of Redgate Farm, and she still admires the cliffhanger chapter endings the series is known for.
In addition to writing mysteries and thrillers, Kate is the author of several very popular and best selling career books, including I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve and Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do. Read More