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Clara Marsh is an undertaker who doesn't believe in God. She spends her solitary life among the dead, preparing their last baths and bidding them farewell with a bouquet from her own garden. Her carefully structured life shifts when she discovers a neglected little girl, Trecie, playing in the funeral parlor, desperate for a friend.It changes even more when Detective Mike Sullivan starts questioning her again about a body she prepared three years ago, an unidentified girl found murdered in a nearby strip of woods. Unclaimed by family, the community christened her Precious Doe. When Clara and Mike learn Trecie may be involved with the same people who killed Precious Doe, Clara must choose between the steadfast existence of loneliness and the perils of binding one's life to another.
©2008 Amy MacKinnon; (P)2008 Random House, Inc.
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By Sharon on 02-07-13

Good book, but the narrator makes this book!!!

Amy MacKinnon did a great job with the book...not your typical main character...kind of dark, but I like that! Looking forward to her next book! Rebecca Lowman is by far my favorite female narrator. She does an excellent job with the characters. Very convincing changes in the voices. She doesn't rush the words, she takes her time and honors the author's words. This one will NOT dissapoint!

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By Bob on 09-30-08

Amazing!

I am not sure who is better here, the author or the reader. If you are looking for a high adventure action thriller, this isn't it. I read this in 2 days, I just couldn't put it down. For a new writer, she writes like she has been writing best sellers for years. The reader has such a mesmerizing voice and style that puts you right in her space with her. The last 7 chapters are unbelievable. By themselves they would be insightful, but the way they are read, are just awe inspiring. More Please!

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