The Nature Of The Grave
Sarah Hawthorne has no idea her life is going to change when she accepts a seasonal job working on charming Nantucket Island. As an artist, Sarah is devoted to her work - until she meets John Jarad, a handsome, local police Lieutenant.

THE NATURE OF THE GRAVE introduces John and Sarah Jarad, a newly-married couple. John is deeply-rooted in the island home his family helped to settle; Sarah is an off-island artist from Pittsburgh who works on Nantucket one summer, falls in love, and decides to stay.

While exploring John's family history, Sarah reactivates interest in his younger brother's unsolved disappearance. A great-uncle's surprising bequest brings family tensions to the surface and the sudden reappearance of the missing brother shakes the Jarad family tree. A string of mysterious deaths ensue as John and Sarah forge their investigative talents to solve an ancient island secret…

Packed with engaging characters and a roller-coaster plot, THE NATURE OF THE GRAVE has garnered a 5 STAR AVERAGE REVIEW on
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John and Sarah Jarad are newlywed’s working on Nantucket. She’s an artist, and he’s the local police lieutenant. When John’s great-uncle dies and leaves an unexpected bequest, Sarah begins to explore John’s family history more deeply. She discovers the unsolved disappearance of John’s younger brother years ago.

Everyone is surprised when out of nowhere, the long lost brother reappears. Can this be? Where was he? How did he disappear? There are so many unanswered questions.

As John and Sarah try to answer those questions, they also have to deal with the bequest. Could these things be related? Can they uncover the truth without bringing more heartache to his mother?

I had a hard time putting this book down. I kept reading another chapter to find out what happened. I really liked the characters and the setting. This was one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. I highly recommend it. But be sure you have time to read when you start it, you won’t want to put it down. Other things will just have to wait!

Dawn Dowdle