The small idyllic town of Sea Isle, Scotland, harbors some dark secrets, and Dr. Emilia McRoy is determined to uncover all of them—no matter what the diagnosis in this charming cozy, sure to enchant fans of Sheila Connolly and Charlene O’Connor.
Sea Isle was supposed to be the fresh start Dr. Emilia McRoy dreamed of. Far from the busy emergency room across the Atlantic in Seattle, she hoped to settle down and begin this new chapter as a small-town doctor to the quirky residents who immediately welcomed her. When she stumbles across a dead body, she starts to think that she may not be as Scot free of the drama and intrigue as she initially thought.
Emilia soon learns she has bigger issues at hand. It starts with realizing she'll work closely with the less than helpful local constable, Laird Ewan Campbell. Her luck continues when she discovers that part of her new responsibilities includes being the coroner for the very body she found. Finally, when the body goes missing before she can even begin the autopsy, Emilia must convince the townspeople that a crime did, in fact, occur. The deeper she digs into the picturesque town, the more suspicious she becomes. And then there are her sleep issues. It may be due to the ever-growing list of suspects, a number of threatening letters, or the surprise visitor who breaks into her house at night. But she’s never backed down before, and she doesn’t intend to start now.
Someone doesn’t want this doctor to treat the ailments of Sea Isle, but Emilia McRoy is determined to find the murderer before they kilt again.
In need of a change of scene, Seattle ER doctor Emilia McRoy, the narrator of Connelly's promising debut and series launch, makes a leap of faith by accepting a position as the sole practitioner in the town of Sea Isle, Scotland, where she has family roots according to a DNA test. Emilia warms to Sea Isle's quirky residents, except high-handed Ewan Campbell, "constable, mayor, and laird of Sea Isle," who has a knack for getting under her skin. Then a corpse appears in her office, only to disappear overnight before her other duty as coroner can begin. No body, no autopsy, no crime? After threatening letters arrive, she must work with Ewan to discover what's going on. As the tension rises, Emilia's ER experiences become crucial to saving not only her own life but others' as well. Jane Austen fans will relate to Emilia, a complex lead with more than her share of emotional baggage, trust issues, and self-doubt. Hopefully, Emilia will be back soon for an encore.