Two stories are featured in this visit to Cross, Virginia. There is not much mystery as Harry and friends seek to solve a Barbara Leader’s death, a nurse for former governor Sam Holloway. Next, we find ourselves in the 18 century where a plantation owner is murdered by one of his slaves, Moses who is was wrongly accused. Several of members of the community hide Moses and his woman, Ailee who was badly injured in the incident. Piglet is a nice addition to the story. Mrs. Murphy and pals are present but are minor characters. The in information about life in Crozet in 1784 was superb. Harry and Susan’s early life is stress. The stories are brought together revealing the importance of genetic inheritance.
Disclosure: I received a free copy from Random House Publishing Group -Ballantine through Netgalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review this book. The opinions are my own.