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The lies we tell /

by Schwegel, Theresa [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2017.Edition: First edition.Description: 354 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781250001788; 1250001781.Subject(s): Multiple sclerosis -- Fiction | Secrecy -- Fiction | Women detectives -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction | Policewomen -- Fiction | Women detectives -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction | Detective and mystery fiction | Fiction | Mystery fiction | Detective and mystery fictionSummary: "Chicago police detective Gina Simonetti is keeping a secret from the department: she has multiple sclerosis. Raising her young niece on her own, Gina hides her disease; she can't afford to lose her job. Anyway, she is healthier than most of the cops she knows, and greatly appreciates the responsibility of caring for a child. But Gina's secret is threatened when a colleague calls her in to help trace a suspect ..."-- Provided by publisher.
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<p>In THE LIES WE TELL by Theresa Schwegel, Chicago police detective Gina Simonetti is keeping a secret from the department: she has multiple sclerosis. Raising her young niece on her own, Gina hides her disease; she can't afford to lose her job. Anyway, she is healthier than most of the cops she knows, and greatly appreciates the responsibility of caring for a child.<br> <br> But Gina's secret is threatened when a colleague calls her in to help trace a suspect: Johnny Marble has added to his rap sheet with an assault charge--this time against his mother. When Gina pays a visit to the mom in the hospital and winds up running into--and after--Marble, she finds herself in a physical confrontation she can't possibly win. He gets away, and Gina is faced with an impossible situation. She has to find him, but knows doing so means turning in the one person who knowsthe true story of what happened. After all, now that he's seen her fight, Johnny Marble can reveal her deepest secret to the police department.<br> <br> Though alone in her struggle, Gina isn't alone in her search: in addition to a loyal partner, there is a curious detective and an entire force of coworkers on the hunt. And she's sympathetic to Marble's mother, a woman who is losing her mind to Alzheimer's. Still, Gina fears the fallout: she has no idea how will she keep her own world intact once Marble is found and the truth is out.<br> <br> Once again, Schwegel brings her remarkable talent to bear in this compelling crime novel about imperfect people struggling against all odds--and this time, against the very people who are supposed to help.</p>

"Chicago police detective Gina Simonetti is keeping a secret from the department: she has multiple sclerosis. Raising her young niece on her own, Gina hides her disease; she can't afford to lose her job. Anyway, she is healthier than most of the cops she knows, and greatly appreciates the responsibility of caring for a child. But Gina's secret is threatened when a colleague calls her in to help trace a suspect ..."-- Provided by publisher.

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Library Journal Review

This stand-alone by the Edgar Award-winning author of Officer Down introduces a female Chicago police detective with a secret. Gina Simonetti's recent diagnosis of multiple sclerosis threatens everything she values: her job and custody of her toddler niece. Her attempts to hide her physical limitations are threatened when she confronts suspect Johnny Marble in a hospital stairwell. When Gina makes a misstep, Johnny overpowers her and takes her gun. Now she's tracking the man who could reveal her weakness, while lying to her boss and coworkers. Gina's flaw is not her MS, but her determination to hide it, and Schwegel's intricately plotted story is driven by her desperate choices. Verdict For fans of Karin Slaughter and crime novels headed by flawed protagonists. [See Prepub Alert, 1/30/17; library marketing.]-LH © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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