Nobody writes with such compelling and poignant simplicity as Karen McQuestion, and her latest novel Dovetail could well be the best proof yet. In this wonderfully atmospheric, dual timeline tale, a beautiful love story and a haunting and mysterious, long-ago death, come alive through dreams that carry a message critical to the present, but dreams can often obscure and confuse the truth, leading good people into deeper trouble. I was drawn into this story by the cast of very human characters and the elements of love-inflected mystery and suspense, and kept quickly turning the pages until the very satisfying end. This is storytelling at its finest. Don’t miss it!
~ Barbara Taylor Sissel, bestselling author of Faultlines and The Truth We Bury
From the bestselling author of Hello Love comes a spellbinding new novel of enduring love, family secrets, and mysterious death.
Joe Arneson’s ordinary life is upended by troubling dreams of himself as a different man in another place and time. It isn’t until he visits his estranged grandmother, Pearl, in her Wisconsin hometown that a startling connection emerges.
Drawn into his family’s past, Joe discovers secrets weighing on the old woman’s soul: the tragic death of her sister Alice a half century ago and its ripple effect on all who loved her. Digging into the events of that summer in 1916, Joe is convinced that his recurrent visions relate to Alice’s untimely passing and to the beloved man she meant to marry. With the help of Kathleen, a local woman Joe’s fallen for, the puzzles of the past start falling into place.
As uncovered truths bring Joe and Kathleen closer together, they also reveal a new danger. For Joe’s dreams may be a warning—from one star-crossed couple to another.