Fallen Women

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Macmillan, Oct 22, 2013 - Fiction - 352 pages
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From the ballrooms and mansions of Denver’s newly wealthy, to the seamy life of desperate women, Fallen Women illuminates the darkest places of the human heart.


It is the spring of 1885 and wealthy New York socialite Beret Osmundsen has been estranged from her younger sister, Lillie, for a year when she gets word from her aunt and uncle that Lillie has died suddenly in Denver.  What they do not tell her is that Lillie had become a prostitute and was brutally murdered in the brothel where she had been living.  When Beret discovers the sordid truth of Lillie’s death, she makes her way to Denver, determined to find her sister’s murderer.  Detective Mick McCauley may not want her involved in the case, but Beret is determined, and the investigation soon takes her from the dangerous, seedy underworld of Denver’s tenderloin to the highest levels of Denver society.  Along the way, Beret not only learns the depths of Lillie’s depravity, but also exposes the sinister side of Gilded Age ambition in the process.   


Sandra Dallas once again delivers a page-turner filled with mystery, intrigue, and the kind of intricate detail that truly transports you to another time and place.  



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Good writing and character development. - Goodreads
I was disappointed in the ending. - Goodreads
I liked the story, writing, and historical research. - Goodreads
The plot twists kept me mesmerized! - Goodreads
I really enjoyed the plot and the characters. - Goodreads
Also ending was a not satisfying. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Laini Onyeanusi - Goodreads

The premise of this book held a lot of promise, but the most interesting part was the author's notes on the historical reference at the end. I stuck with it but honestly, nothing changed as far as our ... Read full review

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User Review  - Conchita - Goodreads

After a slow start, I found the whole historical fiction plot interesting because I didn't know know anything about the topic. Sandra is one of my favorite authors and she hasn't let me down yet. Read full review

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SANDRA DALLAS is the author of eleven novels, including True Sisters, The Bride's HouseWhiter Than Snow, Prayers for Sale, Tallgrass and New Mercies. She is a former Denver bureau chief for Business Week magazine and lives in Denver, Colorado.

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