Thursday, October 29, 2020

The Outcast Girls by Alys Clare


Lily owns her own private detective agency but things have been so slow she can barely keep her male employee busy.  So when a school teacher come with a case of missing school girls, she takes it on. 

Severn House Publishers and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on December 1st.

Lily finds they need to hire a new nurse for the school.  She has been a nurse in the past, so she applies for the job and gets chosen.

This is a school that takes in any unwanted female child.  They may be a bit slow mentally, have a handicap, or be too far down the line for the parents to come up with a dowry for her.  This school takes them all.

They have an organization of men who pay for the school costs.  They are all rich.  They can't blacken their names without repercussions.  So she must snoop carefully and quietly.

 While she finds out what she can at the school, Felix is researching the board members and looking for the missing girls. He finds a dead girl and a dead teacher.  There are more girls missing.

It's dreadful when you find out why they died and who killed them.  Lily almost loses her life in the process.

It's an interesting plot with lots of twists and turns.  It will keep you reading.

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