A Darkly Hidden Truth
Felicity has decided to become a nun. She departs to visit convents in spite of her mother's imminent arrival and Fr. Anselm's request that she and Fr. Antony recover a missing priceless Russian icon before the Patriarch of Moscow arrives at the community for Holy Week.
Felicity's discernment journey takes her to Rempstone, Norwich, London, and Walsingham, but her discovery of a friend's murdered body in a shallow grave, the disappearance of more icons, the shooting of a London art expert just after she visits him, the disappearance of Antony, and finally the abduction of Felicity and her mother teach her far more about motherhood, life, and love than she could learn in any convent retreat. Breathtaking chase scenes, mystical worship services, dashes through remote water-logged landscapes, the wisdom of ancient holy women, and the arcane rites of The Knights of St. John of Malta keep the pages turning. And will Felicity choose the veil--or Antony?
The first book in the series was A Very Private Grave. I did not have the opportunity to read it. This book is the second in the series. Thankfully, this author wrote the book in such a way that I did not feel like I was missing pieces of the puzzle that were presented in the first book.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters were wonderful. I loved how rich this story was with history. You could definitely tell that the author did a lot of research for this book.
The mystery had me hooked from the beginning. It wasn’t one that was easily solved as there were enough twists in the plot to keep me guessing.
I will definitely be going back and reading A Very Private Grave. And I look forward to her next book in the series. And since this was the first book that I had ever read by Donna Fletcher Crow, I had to check out her webpage. Come to find out that she has another mystery series set in Victorian England!! I will have to check those out as well. Man, my to be read pile just keeps growing!
A Darkly Hidden Truth (The Monastery Murders) (9780857210500): Donna Fletcher Crow: Books
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