Rockford native releases book

Rockford native Joyce Lamb’s second romantic suspense novel, Caught in the Act, was published this month. She is scheduled for book signings in Rockford at Borders Books & Music at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, and at Barnes & Noble at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.

Lamb, a 1983 graduate of Jefferson High School, has been a copy editor at USA Today in suburban Washington, D.C., for the past five years. Her agent is shopping around her third novel, Found Wanting, and Lamb is currently working on her fourth.

Many critics have offered favorable reviews of the book, including the following: “Caught in the Act is romantic suspense at its best. … I couldn’t put it down.”

Love Romances Web site: “Ms. Lamb has written a delightfully intriguing romantic suspense novel…full of shocking twists and turns…a wonderful novel that achieves the perfect balance between the romance and the mystery.”

Harriet Klausner, Barnes and Noble: “Excellent…a strong investigative romantic mystery.”

Romantic Times: “Lamb is back with another tale of murder, treachery, and intrigue. Untangling this web of deceit makes for good suspense reading.”

In Caught in the Act, Jessie Rhoades moved to Florida to start a new, simple life. But things get very complicated when the newspaper where she is an editor publishes a huge story that turns out to be a hoax. On top of that, freelance reporter Clay Christopher is snooping around her professional and personal lives. When two of the bogus story’s main sources turn up dead, everything is on the line—hearts, lives and careers—as Jessie and Clay race to uncover the truth before anyone else dies.

Caught in the Act (ISBN 0-7862-5335-5) is published in hardcover by Five Star, an imprint of the Gale Group. Lamb’s first novel, Relative Strangers, published in March 2002, is now in paperback (ISBN 1-4104-0110-3). Look for both novels at local bookstores or order them online at or

For more information about Joyce and her novels, visit

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