The Unknown Beloved (Paperback)
Step into a difficult time period in American history– enter the lives of depression-era characters who confront dark secrets that draw them together.
Meet Eliot Ness, after he has taken down Al Capone inChicago, and as he is trying desperately to fight crimein Cleveland.
The Unknown Beloved carefully follows a true story of the Butcher of Kingsbury Run ( a 1930’s serial killer in Cleveland,) who was extremely cruel.
A love story eventually evolves between Dani, a girl who has an affinity to feel people’s emotions through touch, and a man she has known most of her life. Her great compassion for the destitute is a driving force in the plot. The twists and turns in this book will keep you wondering what will happen next.
Great research done and excellent storytelling once again, Amy Harmon!
From the bestselling author of Where the Lost Wander and What the Wind Knows comes the evocative story of two people whose paths collide against the backdrop of mystery, murder, and the Great Depression.
Chicago, 1923: Ten-year-old Dani Flanagan returns home to find police swarming the house, her parents dead. Michael Malone, the young patrolman assigned to the case, discovers there's more to the situation--and to Dani Flanagan herself--than the authorities care to explore. Malone is told to shut his mouth, and Dani is sent away to live with her spinster aunts in Cleveland.
Fifteen years later, Michael Malone is summoned to Cleveland to investigate a series of murders that have everyone stumped, including his friend and famed Prohibition agent Eliot Ness, now Cleveland's director of safety. There, in a city caught in the grip of a serial killer, Dani and Malone cross paths once again.
Malone is drawn to Dani and her affinity for the dead and compassion for the destitute. It doesn't take long for him to realize that she could help him solve his case. As terror descends on the city and Malone and Dani confront the dark secrets that draw them together, it's a race to find the killer or risk becoming his next victims.