Thursday, July 4, 2019

Simply Dead by Eleanor Kuhns

A young midwife goes missing.  Not only has she been gone quite a while, it's snowing and will cover all trace of her tracks.  Everyone goes out to look for her...

Severn House and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published August 1st.

Rees finds her in the snow with no shoes and no cloak.  He takes her home for his wife to warm up and goes to tell the sheriff.  He then tries to question the girl.  She says she was kidnapped but Rees doesn't think that's true.  Then her mother comes to collect her and stops all questions.   When his daughter is almost kidnapped, he's sure she hasn't told him the truth.

They put her with the Shakers to keep her safe but then a Shaker sister is strangled.  Her mother send her to Toronto to keep her safe and get her married.

When Rees talks to the father of the family he thinks is involved, he ends up with a dangerous enemy.  He thinks he's capable of anything.  But he wouldn't burn his own house down.  Who did that?

The actual killer was a surprise.  This was a very interesting read.

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