The Unveiling of Polly Forrest
by Charlotte Whitney
Publication Date: March 15, 2022
Lake William Press
Paperback & eBook; 322 pages
Style: Historic Fiction/Thriller
Rural Michigan, 1934.
When her new husband Sam perishes in a weird farm accident, would-be milliner Polly quickly turns into the prime suspect in his homicide. As she digs for proof to clear her title, Polly falls right into a sinister internet implicating her in a nefarious crime ring being investigated by White Home Police. Polly’s life and people of her household are at stake.
Narrated by Polly, her self-righteous older sister, Sarah, and Sarah’s well-meaning, however flawed husband Wesley, a Methodist minister, the story follows a number of twists via the panorama of the agricultural Midwest. Through the throes of the Nice Melancholy Polly marries for cash. After her husband Sam dies in a freak farm accident, new bride Polly assumes she is financially set to pursue her dream of opening a hat-making enterprise. As an alternative, she turns into the prime suspect in Sam’s homicide. Secrets and techniques abound and even Polly’s household can’t work out the reality.
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“A talented paean to secrets and techniques, sibling rivalry, and rural traditions.”
-Laura Munson, New York Occasions bestselling writer and founding father of the Haven Writing Packages.
“This very well-researched, multi-narrator thriller offers a window into 1930’s rural Michigan, full with horrible violence, heartbreaking despair, a nefarious crime, and abiding hope.”
-Karen Odden, USA In the present day bestselling writer of Down a Darkish River
“Charlotte Whitney delivers one other distinctive historic fiction novel set within the farm nation of Center America throughout the Nice Melancholy. Completely researched and brilliantly written, The Unveiling of Polly Forrest is a riveting thriller that may hold you guessing with every chapter till the tip.”
-Todd Holmes, PhD, Historian, Oral Historical past Heart, College of California, Berkeley
“As hazard mounts, the veils of deception, deprivation, jealousy, and impulsivity lastly carry, and Polly acknowledges the ability of household, generosity, neighborhood, real love, and an moral lifestyle. Although set within the isolation of two small farms, this story encompasses the dilemmas, forgiveness, life classes and resilience of a a lot bigger world. A fascinating learn with lasting influence.”
-Barbara Stark-Nemon, writer of Exhausting Cider and Even in Darkness
“Accident, suicide, or homicide? After the dying of an area man, the police, and readers, should look ahead to clues on this intriguing thriller set throughout the determined instances of the Nice Melancholy. The Unveiling of Polly Forrest will go away you guessing till the final pages.”
-Janet Skeslien Charles, New York Occasions bestselling writer of The Paris Library
“Filled with sudden twists, The Unveiling of Polly Forest, is a thriller that retains the reader guessing. Whitney brings historical past to life with genuine particulars of melancholy period farm life, and characters who present their difficult humanity. A wealthy and satisfying learn.”
-Rae Meadows, writer of Motherland and I Will Ship Rain
“An amazing guide with fantastic characters and a plot stuffed with surprises that stored me guessing till the tip. I used to be fully absorbed within the Midwest melancholy period which was splendidly depicted.”
-Olive Collins, bestselling writer of historic fiction
The Unveiling of Polly Forrest is filled with twists and turns. It stored me guessing from the primary to the final!”
-Addison Armstrong, writer of The Mild of Luna Park and The Struggle Librarian
“Charlotte Whitney’s new novel, The Unveiling of Polly Forrest, is an atmospheric thriller set within the rural Midwest throughout the Nice Melancholy. Whitney does a masterful job immersing the reader contained in the lives of members of the family coping with a tragic dying. Even higher, she offers a stunning twist to the homicide of Polly’s abusive husband, an ending nobody will see coming.”
-Nicole Bokat, writer of What Issues Most and The Happiness Thief
“As in her absorbing earlier novel, Threads, Charlotte Whitney brilliantly evokes life on a small farm in Michigan throughout the Nice Melancholy. When a dying happens, suspicions brew: Was it a handy accident or brutal homicide? I used to be swept away by this compulsively readable, suspensefully plotted page-turner.”
-Pat Roessle Materka, writer of Twenty for Breakfast
“A vivid portrayal of the myriad challenges and risks of life on a Michigan farm throughout the Melancholy for a household with quite a lot of secrets and techniques.”
-Ames Sheldon, writer of Eleanor’s Wars
“A well-constructed novel constructed upon layers of secrets and techniques that hold the reader guessing.”
-Jerry Maples, writer of The Divine Discovery
“A extremely partaking thriller set in Melancholy period America that includes twists you gained’t see coming.”
-Risha Henrique, journalist and writer
“Charlotte Whitney’s third novel has one thing for everybody. Suspense, historic content material, sturdy relatable characters and a effectively informed story that retains you guessing.”
-Connie Wesala, writer of The Home on 4th Avenue, We’ll Discover a Means, and A Far Away Star
“This vividly-crafted, pastoral coming-of-age drew me in from the flip of the primary web page. I remained spellbound watching younger Polly spiral right into a darkish and tangled internet of lies as she courageously battles for the reality whereas her self-worth and freedom cling within the steadiness.”
-Suzanne Simonetti, award-winning writer of The Sound of Wings
In regards to the Writer
Charlotte Whitney is the writer of historic fiction set within the rural Midwest throughout the Nice Melancholy. Her most up-to-date work, The Unveiling of Polly Forrest, a stand-alone historic thriller follows her groundbreaking novel, Threads A Melancholy-Period Story, which was met with a lot essential acclaim. As well as, she has authored I Dream in White, a up to date romance, and How one can Win at Upwords, a nonfiction guide about her favourite phrase recreation.
Threads: A Melancholy Period Story was a quarter-finalist within the Publishers Weekly Booklife Fiction Contest. It additionally acquired Honorable Point out within the Readers’ Favourite Worldwide Ebook Awards 2020.
She acquired a grasp’s diploma in English on the College of Michigan, and after a brief stint of instructing at two neighborhood schools, labored on the College of Michigan the place she was an affiliate director of the Lloyd Students for Writing and the Arts. An avid reader, she loves libraries and guide golf equipment. Presently residing in Arizona together with her husband and two canines she enjoys mountaineering, bicycling, swimming, and yoga.
Go to her web site at http://www.charlottewhitney.com. You too can discover her on Fb, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads.