Item description for Conspiracy of Silence by Martha Powers...
Overview After learning that she was adopted and there is no record of her existence, Chicago journalist Clare Prentice searches for her origins in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, where she is shocked to discover that her birth mother, Lily Gunderson, was murdered.
Publishers Description On a sunny day in July, Clare Prentice arrives in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Although she is on assignment to interview the town's notoriously reclusive novelist Nate Hanssen, Clare is really in search of a different story-her story.Just months before, Clare was a bride-to-be, living in Chicago, and looking to the future.until the day she learned her entire life had been a lie.Not only was Clare adopted, but there is no record that she or her adoptive mother ever existed. The only clue is a class ring from Grand Rapids Senior High School. Unable to get on with her future until she reconciles her past, Clare breaks off her engagement.Unraveling the mystery is like trying to sculpt fog-until the first piece of the puzzle unexpectedly drops into place: Clare's birth mother, Lily Gundersen, was murdered in Grand Rapids.Lily's murder was one of the most talked-about events in the town's history, but no one is talking now. Clare doesn't know the whole story - and someone intends to keep it that way.
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Martha Powers, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and currently a resident of Park Ridge, Illinois, is the author of nine previous novels, all historical romances. Her acclaimed thrillers, "Sunflower" and "Bleeding Heart" are available from Pocket Books.
Martha Powers currently resides in Park Ridge, in the state of Illinois.