Aggie Dunkirk, with no job and no prospects, reluctantly returns to Wisconsin to live with her grandmother, Mumsie, a woman she has grown distant from in the past few years. She is stunned with Mumsie shows her a skeleton in her background only moments after her arrival. She takes a job as a secretary with the town’s cemetery, not realizing that past secrets and crimes may connect with what Mumsie has discovered. More than seventy years earlier, Imogene Grayson comes home to find her sister brutally murdered in their attic. She will stop at nothing to find her sister’s killer, even though, as a young inexperienced woman, her help on the case is not always welcome. Split by time but perhaps connected in another way, Aggie and Imogene are determined to find answers among the dead.
Like her previous books, Jaime Jo Wright once again crafts a story that is complex and interesting. She is a master at split time novels! The individual plots are interesting but there is something truly remarkable about them as the pieces of the individual stories begin to come together into one overarching story. Jaime Jo Wright is never afraid to tackle difficult and messy topics (which I love) and this book is once again bursting with hard subjects and characters that are flawed and grow in fascinating ways. The history is interesting and the spiritual message interwoven flawlessly. This book takes you on an emotional journey and its grip does not let up even when you finish, its message lingering in your mind even after you close the pages. The mystery had twists and turns that kept me guessing and made the book hard to put down! I loved this book, and I highly recommend it!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.