“Mackey offers an unusual but successful combination of murder mystery and romance after widowhood with a…thoughtful discussion on...the dying and funerals. Goes beyond a cozy, small-town mystery to consider some immense…matters.”
— Kirkus Reviews
On the coast of Maine, a devastating death, a widow grappling with grief. Then, a second chance at life. This is Abby Tiernan’s story, a story of the heart. But in order to learn to live again, Abby must solve a troubling mystery.
After the death of her beloved husband, Abby hits bottom— hard. Her flickering will to live reignites when she becomes a home funeral guide, teaching the bereaved the age-old tradition of after-death care for loved ones at home. But troublesome questions arise over the death of a woman whose home funeral Abby guided. Was the death really natural?
Members of the community mystified by home funerals target Abby as a suspect, threatening to destroy her fledgling business and fragile spirit. Abby discovers a funeral home director and a caterer who bleed red ink when people choose home funerals, money-hungry motivation to set up Abby as a murderer. Or was the woman’s long-suffering husband ready to move on with his life before his wife was ready to die?
To save her failing business, Abby— with the help of a widower detective she feels guiltily drawn to—must uncover the truth. As Abby unmasks the murderer, and the killer sets sights on her, Abby realizes there’s one thing she wants more than anything she’s ever wanted—to live.
|Publisher:||Pink Granite Press|
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