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Disfigured by the blow of an abusive husband, and suffering her entire life with severe social anxiety disorder, the widow Mary McAllister spends almost sixty years secluded in a white marble mansion overlooking the town of Mill River, Vermont.

Her links to the outside world are few: the mail, the media, an elderly priest with a guilty habit of pilfering spoons, and a bedroom window with a view of the town below.

Most longtime residents of Mill River consider the marble house and its occupant peculiar, though insignificant, fixtures. An arsonist, a covetous nurse, and the endearing village idiot are among the few who have ever seen Mary.

Newcomers to Mill River—a police officer and his daughter and a new fourth grade teacher—are also curious about the reclusive old woman. But only Father Michael O’Brien knows Mary and the secret she keeps—one that, once revealed, will change all of their lives forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A heartwarming story. Examiner.com
  • [Darcie] Chan’s sweet novel displays her talent. . . . A comforting book about the random acts of kindness that hold communities together. Kirkus Reviews
  • A real page-turner. IndieReader
  • Chan does an amazing job with pacing while maintaining continuity and weaving universal themes such as friendship, love, new beginnings and overcoming adversities into small town life. RT Book Reviews
     
  • This debut novel is a genre-breaking thriller with romantic overtones that should appeal to both men and women. Huntington News
     
  • Chan’s compassionate novel . . . blends elements of mystery, suspense and romance . . . [and] culminates in a beautifully rendered denouement that rekindles hope for a troubled world. Shelf Awareness
  • “Possessing multiple storylines, both past and present, The Mill River Recluse takes an introspective look at the life of widow and recluse Mary McAllister and her far-reaching impact on the small town of Mill River…Chan does an amazing job with pacing while maintaining continuity and weaving universal themes such as friendship, love, new beginnings, and overcoming adversities into small town life.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “The hardworking people of a small Vermont town are on the receiving end of a benefactress’ goodwill…A comforting book about the random acts of kindness that hold communities together.”

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