About the book
Sixteen-year-old Mattie Gokey has big dreams but little hope of seeing them come true. Desperate for money, she takes a job at the Glenmore, where hotel guest Grace Brown entrusts her with the task of burning a secret bundle of letters. But when Grace’s drowned body is fished from the lake, Mattie discovers that the letters could reveal the grim truth behind a murder.
Reviewed by Petersfield U3A Group 1:
All of the group enjoyed reading this book. Based on an actual tragedy in the early twentieth century; we thought it evoked the period and moral attitudes of the times. Also the characters were well portrayed and the dialogue excellent.
Star rating: ***