Eva Shaw, the author of “The Finder” has written an intriguing novel. The genres for this book are Mystery, Suspense with a dash of Historical Fiction.The timeline is approximately 1946, and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters and events. The author vividly describes her colorful characters as unique, quirky, complex and complicated. Eva Shaw shows the betrayals, deceit, suspicious activity, unusual characters, missing people, deaths, and unexplained crimes.
The protagonist of the story, Beatrix Patterson has the ability to find people, the truth, and things. At the same time, events and happenstance seems to find Beatrix. Beatrix is a psychologist that is engaged to Thomas, and their special project is a huge house,with many possibilities.
Beatrix finds herself overwhelmed when there are several mysteries going on at one time. An acquaintance asks Beatrix to help him with his deceased father’s estate. Another person asks Beatrice to find his wife. Then there are dead bodies, and Beatrix is looking for motive and the killer. At the same time, there are questionable women’s groups, cults, and other unusual groups. Some of Beatrix’s neighbors are very strange. There are questionable activities going on. This is one book with twists and turns, and many unexpected surprises.