In 1926 Maggie Daley moved to St. John’s, Newfoundland, an island off the coasts of Canada and the United States when she was 13 from her hometown of Port Baddec some 250 miles away. She was sent there to go to work as a maid for a rich family. This was a common practice among poor families in the 19th early 20th century.
Six year later she is Maggie Scanlon who is married to a man she does not love, with a son she adores. Her husband’s family hates her and the feeling is mutual except for her sister-in-law Gertie, who disappears after taking a job in the states
Meanwhile a longshoreman has been murdered and no one can figure out why this hardworking, well liked man was killed. Murders are rare in this city and Inspector Victor Clements is determined to find the murderer.
When Maggie starts to act strangely, and her son goes missing; everyone is convinced she did it. She finds an ally in Hannah, her other sister in law who formerly hated her and together they struggle to find out if she is going crazy and did something with the baby, or is there something else at play here.
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Genre Literary Fiction