The Anatomist's Wife
Why this book?
Lady Kiera Darby has a lot to contend with. A gifted artist, she was tricked into marriage by a ruthless surgeon and anatomist. He forced her to watch him dissect bodies, then carefully draw each organ for his human anatomy textbook. When her despised husband dies, Kiera hopes to never again see a human corpse. Unfortunately, she is at her sister’s Scottish estate when a woman at the house party is found murdered in the maze, her throat cut. Kiera’s brother-in-law asks Kiera and an inquiry agent at the party to investigate the murder. Guests at the party accuse Kiera, “the unnatural woman,” of being the killer, making finding the real murderer urgent. I loved Kiera, empathized with her pain and admired her strength when danger loomed around every corner.