It was the wrong body
The search for a missing girl comes to a tragic end when her body is found partially submerged in a body of water in the Vermont wilderness. But when Kenzie examines the remains, she finds that it is not the girl they were looking for, but someone who has been dead for much longer than that.
Each discovery Kenzie and Dr. Wiltshire make throws yet another wrench in the works as they try to untangle the strange circumstances that brought this body to their table, who she is, and what happened to her.
The question that underlies it all is, “What really happened to Petty Pond’s Jane Doe?”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️P.D. Workman never fails to deliver an intriguing mystery with plenty of thrills, drama, and unexpected twists that will hold your attention from start to finish. The characters are believable, with flaws and attributes that will endear them to the reader. The stories always have, at their heart, socially relevant topics that are explored with compassion, intelligence, and dignity.
If you are a reader of the Zachary Goldman Mysteries series, you have already met Kenzie Kirsch. This series is a spinoff from Zachary Goldman Mysteries, giving Kenzie a front-and-center position in solving medical mysteries.
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Release date: May 19, 2023
Publisher: pd workman
Print pages: 294
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Behind the book
Author Notes may contain spoilers
This story contains some nice twists and turns.
I started with the idea of finding the wrong body during a search and rescue/recovery operation. There is some interesting social stuff going on in this book as well, surrounding the disappearance of a social influencer, the assumptions and concerns surrounding her disappearance, and what happens when people hear the “real story” behind the body that was recovered.
The idea of living with a dead boy is not a new one, I have even used it in a previous book. During the research phase I looked at a number of stories of people who live with dead bodies and the psychology/attitudes they adopt. It was a fascinating study! There are a couple of resources in the Book Club Resources section that you might find interesting.
Early readers have also enjoyed the reversal of roles in Death of a Corpse as Kenzie’s secret is finally revealed and she and Zachary have to figure out how to deal with this change in their relationship. There are no quick answers, but at least it is a start!