When Richmond homicide detective Locklear is called in to investigate
the attempted murder of a young Mennonite in a Virginian farming town,
he is instantly drawn into a web of secrecy and lies spanning back to
the American Civil War.
Frustrated by the refusal of locals to co-operate with the
investigation, Locklear realises that to find the perpetrator he must
first solve a 150-year-old mystery. With his leads restricted to
historical records, the Native American is running out of time to save
the orphaned boy’s siblings from a similar fate. As the body count in
a seeming local feud rises, Locklear is no nearer to solving the most
complex case of his career.
Flanked by his trusted colleague Jo Mendoza and local cop Carter,
Locklear finds himself embroiled in a silent religious community where
nothing is as it seems and everyone has something to hide.
Praise for The Penance Room
‘A must-read for fans of Jodi Picoult . . . Quite irresistible’