When a toddler goes missing, Constable Jack Merrick answers the call for help. Tagging along Julia Thom, schoolteacher and part-time sleuth finds herself pressed into service to help solve the mystery of the missing boy.
June 1889. When Pastor Thoreson’s sister-in-law arrives in the town called Horse she immediately becomes the victim of a crime. With Constable Jack Merrick deep in the early stages of grief over losing his wife, his good friend Walt is pressed into service to try to solve the mystery.
There are the families we’re born into. And the families we create. Both contain secrets and lies.
November 1890. A young woman in a questionable profession has been attacked, but she has no recollection of the events leading up to the attack. Julia Thom risks her job and her personal reputation to help Constable Jack Merrick find the culprit.
Arson or accident?
The Town Called Horse is reeling when its connection to the outside world is cut off. Arthur ‘Sully’ Sullivan’s passenger and freight ship has burned in the night. There are no witnesses, no clues, and any evidence that might have existed has been swallowed by the lake.