|Pages/Publication Date:||368 / 2020|
Kinship, Ohio, 1924: When Lily Ross learns that her husband, Daniel, the town's widely respected sheriff, has been killed in an apparent accident while transporting a prisoner, she vows to seek the truth about his death. Hours after his funeral, a stranger appears at her door: Marvena Whitcomb, a coal miner's widow, who is unaware that Daniel has died and begs to speak with him about her missing daughter. Lily's and Marvena's lives collide as they realize that Daniel was perhaps not the man that either of them believed him to be. Inspired by the true story of Ohio's first female sheriff, Jess Montgomery's powerful series debut is the story of two women who take on murder and corruption at the heart of their community.
"A simultaneous examination of women's rights, coal mining, prohibition, and Appalachian life, this is a fantastic choice for historical fiction fans."?Library Journal (starred review)