A Darkly Hidden Truth: The Monastery Murders, Book 2 by Donna Fletcher Crow
About the Book: Felicity Howard, a young American studying for the Anglican priesthood at the College of the Transfiguration in Yorkshire, has to learn more about church history if she and Father Antony are going to unravel their second mystery. Past and present mix as the words of Julian of Norwich and the arcane rights of the Knights of St. John of Malta lead to a present-day killer. And as the friendship grows between Antony and Felicity, will Felicity choose a life dedicated to God as a nun or one with Antony?
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When author's do their "homework" as Crow has clearly done, it shows in
their writing, most prominently in the wonderfully detailed
I had fun reading my first Donna Fletcher Crow book. It was just the
change of pace I needed in my reading, and I have high hopes of reading
This stand.alone.read is not to be missed!
I enjoy this series as it is more than just your typical murder mystery. The book is full of Catholic history, culture, suspense and rituals.
I really did like Felicity and Anthony as characters and felt that they were developed extremely well by Ms. Crow and that they were truly "faithful" in their beliefs and life.
What a story! From the first few pages, I couldn't put it down; it is that riveting!
I give this book a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, and recommend it for
readers who enjoy a blend of contemporary mystery with rich historical
A Darkly Hidden Truth is an engaging and exemplary read.
I couldn't stop reading once I opened to the prologue.
I really enjoyed it! It's suspenseful and fast moving - two things I require from a novel.
The book keeps the reader guessing to the end.
I highly recommend this book. It is a well-written mystery and I learned a lot from it.
In addition to writing a great mystery, the author also does a great job of setting the scene in the monastery setting.
The book has a lot to offer even those who don't enjoy a mystery book, as the book is also chock full of history from the Catholic Church, and even those who aren't Catholic will enjoy the history given in this book.
Donna Fletcher Crow is one of my favorite authors. To be able to pen a second book in a series as captivating or possibly even more so than the first, illustrates what a talented writer she truly is!
The story is a solid one and will keep you wanting more!
I think Donna Fletcher Crow is an extremely talented writer who really knows how to tell a story that will grab you and keep you flipping pages until you find out who did it.
What a fun and different mystery to read.
...this book is filled with action and twists and turns and is truly a captivating mystery.
There's a lot going on in this book to keep you well entertained!
After tearing through it, I assure you it's as exciting as the first.
I don't like giving too much away, but you will love the story of Felicity and her adventurous journey.
A Darkly Hidden Truth is a wonderful story!
A Darkly Hidden Truth is a well-written mystery that takes the reader on a journey through history and liturgy with a dash of romance thrown in.
If you enjoy mysteries, and don't mind one centered on religion, definitely add this book (and series) to your to-read list!