About the Book
Newlyweds Sean Eagle and Meghan DeFord are no strangers to pain and loss. As cold-case detectives, they know intimately the anguish family members endure after the murder or disappearance of a loved one. But when a new case hits too close to home, it threatens to pull loose the fragile cords of their young marriage.
Sheila Menke was just a girl when her father left for work and never returned. An investigation revealed he had embezzled enough to start a new life elsewhere, but Sheila could never accept the court’s criminalization of her father. Meghan reluctantly takes the case, secretly fearing it will stir up buried feelings about her own biological father. And while Sean investigates the mysterious death of two young brothers, he longs to start a family. But Meghan worries that with a negligent mother and an absentee father as her parenting examples, she might never be fit for motherhood.
As they delve deeper into the past, both Meghan and Sheila must choose to either stumble along the road of bitterness and resentment or walk the difficult path toward forgiveness and healing. When the cases begin to break wide open, these young women are poised to discover that while earthly fathers may fail, there is one in heaven who is a father to the fatherless.
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In My Opinion
Those who have read Bringing Maggie Home will enjoy catching up with the DeFord women in Unveiling the Past. Meghan and Sean are partners at work as well as in life now. Diane is living with her mother in Nevada but keeps in touch with her daughter.
When Meghan and Sean are given the choice to work together on a case or split up in order to keep working both cases, the second choice reigns. This couple is now forced to work with other detectives. If that isn’t stressful enough, Meghan is also dealing with whether she wants to meet her birth father—a man who had no part in her life over the years.
As Diane attempts to bridge the gap between Sean and her daughter, Meghan discovers truths about herself she’s never believed possible. With their prominent faith, Sawyer’s continued character growth is phenomenal and the intricate stories lines come together to form a satisfying conclusion.
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