This is a lovely English suspense story
where a woman quite on her own and not sure who to trust suddenly finds
herself embroiled in a 20 year possible murder mystery - that could end
up affecting herself and her child if she's not careful. Who can she
trust - and really, should she just keep her head down and pretend to
As the bodies begin to be discovered via
newspaper obituaries in addition to actual bodies in the woods, the
mystery takes a very ugly turn. Who is killing people from an event
that happened 20 years ago, why are they doing it, and who is next?
The Child Garden
Hardcover: 336 pages
Midnight Ink (September 8, 2015)
Eden was its name. "An alternative school for happy children." But it
closed in disgrace after a student's suicide. Now it's a care home, its
grounds neglected and overgrown. Gloria Harkness is its only neighbor,
staying close to her son who lives there in the home, lighting up her
life and breaking her heart each day.
When a childhood friend
turns up at her door, Gloria doesn't hesitate before asking him in. He
claims a girl from Eden is stalking him and has goaded him into meeting
her at the site of the suicide. Only then, the dead begin to speak—it was murder, they say.
is in over her head before she can help it. Her loneliness, her
loyalty, and her all-consuming love for her son lead her into the heart
of a dark secret that threatens everything she lives for.