SECRETS OF SLOANE HOUSE
Vivid details, excellent prose, a pleasing, steady pace and a satisfying mystery combine in Gray’s latest. She is a skilled storyteller who reminds the reader through her characters that faith can help us survive the ups and downs in life.
Rosalind Perry leaves her family farm for Chicago, the site of 1893’s World Fair, to search for her sister Miranda. Rosalind gains employment at the prestigious Sloane House. While all appears refined on the outside, many dark secrets exist inside. Rosalind meets Reid Armstrong, heir to a local fortune. His family would like him to secure their future by marrying into the Sloane family. Rosalind shares her fears about Miranda, and Reid offers to help. When other Sloane House employees disappear, it becomes apparent that something sinister is amiss. Can Rosalind trust Reid? Is her own life in danger? What secrets will they uncover, and will they lead them to the truth about Miranda? (ZONDERVAN, Aug., 353 pp, $15.99)