“One of the best books I have ever read!” —Amazon reviewer, five stars
A dying patient’s mysterious warning sends a doctor to follow a trail of murder in a new novel by the author of Death by Appointment.
As Betty Scott is dying, she warns Dr. Cathy Moreland that danger lurks at the charity shop where she volunteers. But the only clue she provides is a reference to the now-derelict psychiatric hospital called Fernibanks. Then Betty is found dead—but not from natural causes—and Cathy is compelled to investigate.
At the charity shop, Cathy encounters several workers, some of whom raise her suspicions.
When a local man with a learning disability is arrested for Betty’s murder, a man Cathy deems an unlikely suspect, she grows more determined to find the truth. And when two people end up in hospital, the story behind the recent events—and a long-ago death—begins to emerge . . .
Praised for her “great characters” (Peter Boon, author of Who Killed Miss Finch?), former physician Mairi Chong presents a compelling story of hidden crimes and lethal secrets.