The undertaker's daughter [electronic resource] Sara Blaedel.
- ISBN: 9781549170355 (sound recording)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (7 audio files) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: Ashland : Hachette Book Group, 2018.
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Narrator: Molly Parker Myers.
A new thrilling suspense novel from #1 international bestselling author Sara Blaedel, author of The Forgotten Girls Already widowed by the age of forty, Ilka Nichols Jensen, a school portrait photographer, leads a modest, regimented, and uneventful life in Copenhagen, until unexpected news rocks her quiet existence. Her father-who walked out suddenly and inexplicably on the family more than three decades ago-has died. And he's left her something in his will: his funeral home. In Racine, Wisconsin. Clinging to this last shred of communication from the father she hasn't heard from since childhood, Ilka makes an uncharacteristically rash decision and jumps on a plane to Wisconsin. Desperate for a connection to the parent she never really knew, she plans to visit the funeral home and go through her father's things-hoping for some insight into his new life in America-before preparing the business for a quick sale. But when she stumbles on an unsolved murder, and a killer who seems to still be very much alive, the undertaker's daughter realizes she might be in over her head ...
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- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 December #1
Ilka Jensen travels from Copenhagen to Racine, Wisconsin, to settle her estranged father's estate and satisfy her curiosity about his American life. In a disappointing turn, Ilka inherits her father's funeral home along with its crippling mountain of debt. Determined to keep the business afloat until it sells, Ilka dives in, handling mortuary pickups and proving surprisingly competent at planning funerals. It's going pretty well until their latest pro bono burial revives a notorious cold case. Mike Gilbert, the deceased, had fled Racine after becoming a suspect in his girlfriend's murder. When Gilbert's body is abused during a bizarre break-in at the funeral home, police discover that the matriarch of a rival funeral home had paid Gilbert to leave town.If Gilbert was guilty, why would Phyllis Oldham pay him to flee? And why did he return? Resourceful Ilka is positioned perfectly for the mystery to unravel around her. This series debut has a lighter, cozier touch than the author's award-winning Louise Rick procedural series, set in Denmark; fortunately, Blaedel's astute storytelling also works outside the Nordic gloom. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
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