Loss is inevitable, as Evie Hampton knows all too well. But despite losing her mother to cancer and her older brother to a war, she knows she’s one of the lucky ones. After all, she still has her father, a distinguished professor of medieval history. And she has Gary Redhawk, the man she loves despite the emotional scars he carries from the Second World War—and despite her father’s opposition to their relationship.
When Evie’s car suddenly careens off the road, she chalks it up to poor maintenance or sheer bad luck making another appearance in her life. Little does she know a host of hardships is just beginning—the car was her father’s, and the brake lines were deliberately cut. Someone wants them dead—but why? All fingers point to Gary, a man with a troubled past and no solid alibi, but Evie is unwilling to believe he’s involved. Determined to uncover the truth, she begins to piece together a startling picture of deception and vice. But as she closes in on the truth, it is clear that someone is determined to silence her—and the next attempt on her life may be a deadly success.
Praise for The Redgrave Murders,
A compelling love story blended with a suspenseful mystery and sprinkled with WWII history.
The Redgrave Murders kept me reading into the early hours.
—Jennifer Moore, award-winning author of Becoming Lady Lockwood and The Shipbuilder’s Wife
One of the best who-dun-it mystery/romances I’ve ever read—filled with enriching little-known historical details, fantastic characters, beautiful prose and powerful passages, heart-wrenching drama, and plot twists and turns that kept me turning pages long into the night.
—Charissa Stastny, blogger and author of the Ruled Out Romances series
A. L. Sowards is a master at weaving stories set in the past. This time, she has crafted a murder mystery set in a post-World War II town laden with trauma and prejudices, resulting in a multilayered whodunit that will chill and intrigue both history and mystery fans.
—Stephanie Black, award-winning author of Mind Games and Not a Word