Jill Orr – Book Launch!

Columbia is full of wonderful writers, and we at Skylark celebrate them in a number of different ways, from hosting local author nights to readings — and, of course, to stocking and talking about and selling their books. Most fun of all is when we get to throw a party for a book launch — and that is what we’ll be doing to celebrate the publication of THE UGLY TRUTH, the third novel by one of our most beloved novelists, the brilliant Jill Orr.

THE UGLY TRUTH is the third installment in the Riley Ellison mystery series, and it’s rich with all the suspense, humor, small-town charm and captivating characters that made the first two books a hit with critics and fans alike.

There’s been a shocking double murder in Tuttle Corner, Virginia, involving high-profile players from Washington D.C. This brings national attention — and big-city competition for the story — to junior reporter Riley Ellison’s little corner of the world. Beloved cafe owner Rosalee is the prime suspect in the violent crimes, but she insists on her innocence. In exchange for protection, Rosalee gives Riley and her fellow reporter Holman exclusive information that incriminates a powerful person.

Meanwhile, Personal Romance Concierge(TM) Regina H. is back, offering once-again-single Riley not just online dating expertise but also a new subscription self-care service that promises such benefits as “the sensation of emotional bravery on a micromolecular level.”

Riley and Holman eventually begin to wonder if Rosalee is telling the truth. They head down separate investigative paths until one of them finds the truth… and one of them finds the killer.

Come and help us launch this book into the world! Jill will be there to talk about the book and sign your copy for you. There will be giveaways and snacks! And bubbly stuff.