(From the publisher):
On April 1, 1930, Jonathan Ketchem's wife, Jane, walked from her house to the police department to ask for help in finding her husband. The men, worn out from a night of chasing bootleggers, did what they could. No one ever saw Jonathan Ketchem again.
But the Ketchems were far from forgotten. Over time, the family died off—except for Jane Ketchem herself (whom everyone but a few stubborn optimists/pessimists decided had been made a widow by Jonathan's disappearance). When Jane inherited substantial funds and a successful dairy business, she grew the money shrewdly enough to be able to endow a charitable clinic bearing the Ketchem name.
The clinic was a solid institution in the town when Clare Fergusson took the position of priest of Millers Kill Episcopal Church. Now the disappearance of the clinic's physician results in another seemingly unavoidable collaboration between Clare and police chief Russ Van Alstyne. Clare, a former army chopper pilot, has already proved herself a more-than-capable detective when serious local crimes brought the two together to work them out. Now they are at it again and still battling the mutual attraction that they can't acknowledge or allow because Van Alstyne is married.
Original title: Out of the Deep I Cry
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense