A Photographic Death
by Judi Culbertsonon Tour May 27 - June 27, 2014
Genre: Mystery & Detective; Women Sleuth
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: 5/27/2014
Number of Pages: 288
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Synopsis:Bookseller-turned-amateur detective Delhi Laine is back with another atmospheric mystery, but this time, it’s a family affair.
Nineteen years ago, Delhi Laine’s two-year old daughter disappeared. After a frantic but inconclusive search, authorities determined that she must have drowned, her body washed away from the picturesque English park in which she was playing.
Delhi’s heart has never healed, yet her family has since soldiered on. But when a mysterious letter arrives containing the ominous words, YOUR DAUGHTER DID NOT DROWN, their lives are once again thrown into turmoil. With her family torn between fighting for the past and protecting the future, Delhi is caught in the middle. For a mother, the choice to find her daughter seems easy. But for a family left fractured by the mistakes of the past, the consequence, and the truth, may be infinitely more costly.
Fans of Carolyn Hart will be swept away by this story of a family on the brink - and their hunt for the truth.
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REVIEWI have to side with Delhi and Jane on this one. If one of my children disappeared...well, "ain't no mountain high enough", if you get my drift. Of course, after so long a time, there is always the possibility that Caitlin (the daughter who disappeared) might not have been told about her biological family and/or may want nothing to do with them anyway.
One of my husband's aunts was forced to give up a child she had a number of years ago, born out of wedlock with a man of a different race. When that girl grew up, she knew she had been adopted and wanted to find her biological mother and father. Well, she did and she is now as much a part of our family as she is the one in which she grew up.
But not all reunions work out so well.
I cannot begin to imagine the heartbreak an experience like this would cause, or the strain it would add to the family and marriage. Culbertson does an admirable job of showing the family drama and multiplicity of feelings and points of view that a long-standing disappearance can uncover. The more I read of "A Photographic Death", the more I wanted to read.
This is the third book in the Secondhand Prose series (aka the Delhi Laine Mysteries), preceded by: "A Novel Death", and "An Illustrated Death". I would like to learn more about Delhi and see how Caitlin's disappearance affected Delhi in the earlier works.
JUDI CULBERTSON draws on her experience as a used-and-rare book dealer, social worker, and world traveler to create her bibliophile mysteries. She has co-authored five illustrated guides with her husband, Tom Randall, of such cities as Paris, London, and New York. She is also the author of the acclaimed nonfiction titles SCALING DOWN and THE CLUTTER CURE. She lives in Port Jefferson, New York, with her family.
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