How can something that happened in the 19th century lead to a murder case in the 21st century. Gwen Marcey is about to find out. She agrees to work on reconstructing the faces of the victims of the Mountain Meadow Massacre.
1857 a wagon train in Utah is set upon by a group of militant Mormons and slaughtered. Unarmed men, women and children were murdered and the controversial remains still today.
As Gwen works she finds evidence that leads her to a more recent murder, a murder that looks like a ritualistic killing. She finds herself at odds with a secret society that is bent on keeping her quiet.
Murder and mayhem, what a great way to spend an afternoon, finding the killer. I love that we are getting new writers in the mystery genre and Carrie Stuart Parks joins the ranks with A Cry From the Dust of interesting reads. Ones that are probably best not read while sitting alone in the dark.