Forgotten City by Carrie Smith. Published by Crooked Lane

Detective Claire Cordella is a cancer survivor who’s eager to get back to work. Her boss, lieutenant McGowan wants to keep Claire out of the public eye and out of the press after her last high-profile case. But Claire catches a big case anyway. Broadway actress Lucy Merchant, diagnosed with early onset dementia at age 56, has passed away in her sleep at a high price dementia care unit in Manhattan. While her husband seems content with the answers provided by Lucy’s caregivers, her daughter is demanding answers. This is a case that Lucy’s husband, the elite care center and a lot of city officials want to just go away. But Claire has evidence that points to Lucy’s death as anything but natural. This is one of the most engaging police procedural series being written today. Smith populates her book with real, relatable characters that readers care about


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