This mystery is written in two hands and by two hands; the author B.B. Oak is really writing team Beth and Ben Oak. The story flows between the journals of first cousins Julia and Adam . The adventure begins when Henry Thoreau finds the body of a deceased man at the base of Devil's perch and asks Adam, a doctor, for help. Both Thoreau and Adam believe the deceased to be a victim of murder, but since the deceased is also a black man, the jury of townsfolk decide not to look at the evidence Thoreau, Julia and Adam gather and rule his death an accident. All three decide to look further into the incident and uncover a series of unusual plots within their small town of Plumford.
I relished in the mystery of the town of Plumford and delighted in the character Henry David Thoreau was given. There were some side stories of hypnotism and reincarnated lives that I hope continue into the next books; however, the romantic notions between Adam and Julia were a little too much for me. Overall, an enjoyable historical mystery; I will look forward to more in the series!
This book was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.