Vanessa isn’t her real name. Nobody knows what it is or where she came from. All they know is that The Woman in the Cupboard was found at the scene of a grisly double murder. And that she doesn’t speak.
Detective Mo Sterling and her partner, D’Angelo, set out to solve the homicide cases–the murders of prominent Philadelphians Mr. and Mrs. Dixon Granger, and soon find themselves in dark and unknown territory, a subculture of secrecy, potions, poisons and passions. As the woman called Vanessa regains her ability to speak and her memory, she recalls not only who killed the Grangers, but also who ripped her from her island home and forced her to be a servant in their kitchen.
When their investigation traps the detectives in a near-lethal web of international crime, Vanessa faces a dilemma. Should she help rescue the detectives and once more risk losing her own freedom? Or should she flee, avenge the wrongs done to her, and reclaim the life she should have had?
KUDOS for The Woman in the Cupboard
“Even the dialogue is fast-paced in a twisty, timely detective story. Merry Jones weaves together multiple plot threads and locations with ease, and has crafted a bold but wholly believable female investigator who we gladly follow to the surprising, satisfying ending. “ —Kelly Simmons, bestselling author of WHERE SHE WENT and NOT MY BOY