When Aggie Dunkirk’s real estate career crashes and burns, she finds herself in Wisconsin with her grandmother, Mumsie, lured there by Mumsie’s claim of a broken hip and living with her in her big, old house. She finds work at a cemetery as a secretary helping an archaeologist as he tries to restore the flooded historic section of the community cemetery.
Mumsie’s obsession with a 70-year-old crime has her still trying to solve the mystery of her sister’s murder, going so far as to recreate the crime scene in a miniature dollhouse.
And mystery seems to follow Aggie at her job as well…as they unearth unmarked graves and try to piece together past crimes, someone is willing to go to extreme lengths to prevent the truth from coming to light.
The story goes back and forth between present day and 1946 around the time of the original murder. It was a bit disconcerting at first, but it’s worth sticking with the story. The author brings together past and present to tie together clues and stories from both eras.