This was an excellent read by a debut author! The author has developed her characters just enough in this first book in a trilogy that it leaves the reader craving more. She deals with the issues of grief and loss of a loved one, allowing her readers to truly feel the pain her main character has endured. The author has worked hard to incorporate regional history into her story and has created a setting that is ripe for the mystery and suspense that her character finds herself involved in. All in all, an intruiging page-turner that ended leaving me wanting more!