At a summons from Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy, midwife Sarah Brandt arrives at the elegant home of famed magnetic healer Edmund Blackwell to find his wife in labor - and the good doctor dead from an apparent suicide. Only Malloy sees what no one else wants to: that Blackwell was murdered in his own home.
After a successful delivery, the Blackwell baby falls mysteriously ill. Relying on her nurse's training and woman's intuition, Sarah discovers the source of the baby's sickness and uncovers a scandal that leads Malloy's investigation down a gilded path paved with greed, deception, and desire.
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It’s official: I like this series and I’ve added all future instalments onto my “to read” list. I can’t wait to dig into Book 4!
This third “interval” in the lives of Frank and Sarah didn’t cover as much of their personal lives as I would have liked, but after 3 books I am still interested and I still really want to know what happens next! I’m hooked.
The murder story line in this instalment was good too. It kept me interested and guessing (or rather: guessing then re-guessing, and then changing my mind back again, then guessing again, then changing my mind back to my first suspect, then wondering if that was too obvious so I changed my mind again…) until the very end.
This series is up to 19 books so I’ll be entertained for quite a while to come. YEAH!
Absolutely! Excellent storyline, atmosphere and characters.
Mrs Sarah Brandt without doubt - a proud, brave and vibrant woman of breeding with a caring career and a spirit of adventure - I look forward to hearing more of her
I didn't! I found her accent something that I had to get over in order to continue to enjoy the story.
I could have...
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