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Will Rees is adjusting to life on his Maine farm in 1797, but he’s already hungering for the freedom of the road, and his chance to travel comes sooner than he expects. Lydia has just received a letter from her old friend Mouse, who now lives in the Shaker community in Mount Unity, New York. To Lydia and Rees’ astonishment, she’s in trouble with the law. She has kidnapped five children, claiming that their mother is unfit to care for them.

Despite the wintry weather and icy roads, Rees and Lydia set out for New York. There’s nothing they can do for Mouse legally, though, and they reluctantly set out for home. But before they’ve traveled very far, they receive more startling news: Maggie Whitney has been found murdered, and Mouse is the prime suspect.

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  • “Kuhns hits all the right notes—a clever plot, well-rounded characters and a rich sense of place, time and culture—as she successfully weaves all elements together into an intelligent whole.”

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • “Set in 1797 Maine and New York, this is a vivid and historically accurate picture of life in the small, rural towns of the time…Kuhns brings the political and social customs of the time to life with telling details and exact language. The Shaker community adds a location less familiar to most readers, and the tension between the community and the others is well exposed.”

    RT Book Reviews, 4½ stars

  • “Intriguing…readers will sympathize with Will, whose interactions with the children spur deep guilt about how uninvolved he was in the raising of David, his grown son.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Another eminently readable historical mystery, set in the post-Revolutionary years, from librarian Kuhns.”


  • “Narrator Susie Berneis brings warmth, intelligence, and credibility to the itinerant weaver-farmer-detective…Berneis keeps the story on an even keel with her understated delivery. As Rees attempts to uncover the truth, Berneis painstakingly develops each character in the secretive Shaker community, until the carefully buried truth is revealed. Berneis makes this worthwhile listening.”


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