The Unknown Beloved by Amy Harmon

The Unknown Beloved
.PDF, 451 pages
Expected Publication: 19 Apr 2022
By: Lake Union Publishing

About The Book:
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, Malone’s and Dani’s paths cross 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.

My Review:

Having loved both What the Wind Knows and Where the Lost Wander it was a no brainer for me to ask for this one from NetGalley. Both of Amy Harmon's other books were five star reads for me. I am so pleased to be able to say "Oh how I love Amy Harmon's writing." She managed to make a book about about grizzly murders flow and sound so beautifully, that is a testament to just how good she is. This story really ticks a lot of boxes as is isn't just about the murders. It also adds a touch of magic and a bit of romance into the mix as well as being historical fiction. 

I loved that this was also based on a true story and that it included the ever famous and popular Eliot Ness. This fact made the characters feel real and truly believable to me. But I must warn future readers that this story is gruesome in parts so it isn't for the faint of heart, but if you enjoy a good serial killer mystery, with some amazing writing, this book is definitely for you. All. The. Stars.

With many thanks to NetGalley, Amy Harmon and Lake Union Publishing for the giving of the ARC.

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