Things aren't always what they seem to be.
Psychologist turned hairdresser Valerie Urniak learns that lesson when tragedy strikes in her building. What at first appears to be a terrible accident turns out to be something else entirely.
Things aren't always the way you remember them.
Valerie's sister Jill, from whom she's been estranged for sixteen years, wants to burrow her way back into Valerie's life. Valerie resists this, but Jill promises to share information that could provide Valerie with closure to events in her own past. By giving in to her curiosity, Valerie finds herself in a web of deception that dates back to her teenage marriage...with fatal results.
Contrive to Kill is Book 2 in the Valerie Urniak Mystery series, and picks up three months after Permanent Damage, Book 1, ends. The setting is Chicago, and the year 1973.
Other books in the Valerie Urniak Mystery series are:
Permanent Damage, Book 1
Variants of Deja Vu, Book 3
A Ring of Truth, Book 4
Too Soon, Book 5
Dangerous Undercurrents, Book 6
Zugzwang, Book 7
Alternate Lives, Book 8