The Skeleton Woman
Rose Anthony is recovering from a serious illness, smarting from a fight with her lover, and waiting for the results of an art contest that she entered when an unlikely person arrives at her door in this compelling mystery from a leading New Zealand writer. A baby has been abandoned on her doorstep with an accompanying note that reads "For Rose Anthony." The secret life of her late mother is revealed to Rose in this tightly plotted, entertaining read.
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