Making the most of her unique ability to speak to remnants of the dead, Donna Howard researches the provenances of art and antiques. This time, her investigation into a colonial-era portrait delves into the dark history of her adopted niece, SarahAnn, uncovering a kidnapping and a murderer who got away scot-free.For anyone familiar with upstate New York, Apron contains allusions to a true crime from that region, one that took place in the last decades of the previous century. But of course, the story is fictional and does not depict any actual person or event.
The journey to uncover that history takes the Howards and Gregersons from Maine to upstate New York, from wedding venues to house museums.
Facing a past she never knew she had, SarahAnn questions what constitutes a person's "real" heritage and whether breaking the law is justified to prevent a more heinous crime. There are times when honestly confronting the past can leave descendants with no choice but to choose their own ancestors.
As always, much thanks to Eugene as editor, cover designer, publisher: all around book guru!