Low water levels in a northern Michigan lake disclose two sets of bones complete with bullet holes.
Since she left her womanizing husband Jackson and moved to a lake cottage near Leetsville, Emily Kincaid’s money has run low as her mystery novel collects rejection slips. She still transcribes Jackson’s manuscripts and thinks of remarriage. Fresh from solving a murder with Deputy Dolly (Dead Dancing Women, 2008), she gets sucked into another investigation when Dolly turns up with a tale of bones found in Sandy Lake—bones that may be those of her long-missing husband Chet. The last she knew, he had run off with another woman, but mixed in with the bones are dog tags and a charm that Chet had given Dolly as a wedding present. Emily would rather plant her garden, play with her dog and work on another book. But she can’t turn down the needy Dolly, especially when the bones are identified as those of Chet and an Odawa Indian girl. The stories on the murders Emily files as a stringer for an area newspaper bring her threats from two different Odawa men who want her to mind her own business and get the bones returned to the tribe. Emily and Dolly’s digging in the past turns up enough horrifying secrets to lead to a resolution that satisfies even dour Dolly.
A mystery that keeps you guessing, together with the story of a woman slowly finding her voice.