Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's selection:  Fallen Women by Sandra Dallas
Due out October 22, 2013

Synopsis taken from Amazon:

From the ballrooms and mansions of Denver’s newly wealthy, to the seamy life of desperate women, Fallen Women illuminates the darkest places of the human heart.

It is the spring of 1885 and wealthy New York socialite Beret Osmundsen has been estranged from her younger sister, Lillie, for a year when she gets word from her aunt and uncle that Lillie has died suddenly in Denver.  What they do not tell her is that Lillie had become a prostitute and was brutally murdered in the brothel where she had been living.  When Beret discovers the sordid truth of Lillie’s death, she makes her way to Denver, determined to find her sister’s murderer.  Detective Mick McCauley may not want her involved in the case, but Beret is determined, and the investigation soon takes her from the dangerous, seedy underworld of Denver’s tenderloin to the highest levels of Denver society.  Along the way, Beret will not only learn the depths of Lillie’s depravity, but will also expose the darkest side of Gilded Age ambition in the process.   

Sandra Dallas once again delivers a page-turner filled with mystery, intrigue, and the kind of intricate detail that truly transports you to another time and place. 


Michelle Santiago said...

not my typical read but i love the cover of your pick! i'm a sucker for nineteenth century dresses... actually i'm a sucker for beautiful dresses on book covers (as evidenced by my WoW pick this week).

hope you can stop by my WoW.

-michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

Jill said...

New to me...going on list. Nice pick!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

oh thanks - love this author.