Storytelling is Monfredo’s strength. . .as in her previous works, she sets her novel securely in its historical framework, raising such issues as temperance, spiritualism, feminism, and the treatment of Native Americans.
A marvelous eye to historical detail . . .a beautiful read. If you have not read this author, then you are missing out.
This book is more than a fascinating picture of our recent past. Thanks to Monfredo’s adept plotting and writing, the compelling historical facts do not overwhelm the mystery and its dramatic denouement. At every level this is a thrilling book.
Monfredo excels at capturing the mood and spirit of the times, especially in her delineation of what it meant to be a woman in the day.