Giulia Falcone, of Driscoll Investigations, goes undercover to the Motherhouse in Pittsburgh to help determine why a novice, Bridget, killed herself. The superior general of the Motherhouse, Sister Mary Fabian, insists Bridget was psychologically unfit to be a nun, but Bridget’s parents disagree. Giulia takes on the assignment reluctantly, for she left the sisterhood only a year and a half ago, and she is still coming to terms with her decision. Giulia soon determines something is very wrong. The remaining two novices are overworked and unhappy, and one is drinking. As nuns from around the world gather for the Saint Francis Day celebration, events spiral out of control, leaving Giulia in danger as she discovers the shocking truth behind the novices’ troubles. The novel boasts a complex heroine and a story that draws the reader into the world of the sisterhood. --Sue OBrien
About the Author
Alice Loweecey is a former nun who went from the convent to playing hookers on stage to accepting her husband's marriage proposal on the second date. A regular contributor to BuddyHollywood.com, she is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. She is the author of Force of Habit and Back in the Habit. The author lives with her family in Amherst, N.Y. Visit her online at: AliceLoweecey.com.