A Photographic Death
A Dehli Laine Mystery by Judi Culbertson
Review: Once an ardent photographer, Delhi Laine's passion was stilled one day when tragedy struck her family. Nearly twenty years ago while in England with her husband Dr. Colin Fitzhugh — Delhi had never taken his name, keeping her own — their two-year-old daughter, Caitlin, twin sister of Hannah, drowned in the Avon. The family was in England for a six week archeology seminar. One day Delhi, the twins and her four-year-old daughter, Jane, went to a park along the river. Delhi was photographing the picturesque beauty with the birds, trees and water. Hannah was asleep on the bench next to Delhi and Jane was playing with Caitlin. Delhi was distracted for a few minutes when she heard someone yell that a baby had fallen into the river. Delhi jumped in the dark murky river but could not find Caitlin. The police searched for the child but she was never found. Colin decided that this heartbreak was never to be discussed in front of the children or, indeed, anyone. Reluctantly Delhi agreed. Hannah grew up never knowing that she had a twin and Jane was young enough that she forgot all about Caitlin and the catastrophe. Now almost twenty years later, Delhi receives a letter from England with one piece of paper in it and words printed in large black letters: YOUR DAUGHTER DID NOT DROWN — in A Photographic Death, the third mystery in this series by Judi Culbertson.
Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of A Photographic Death.
Acknowledgment: Witness Impulse provided an eARC of A Photographic Death for this review.
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Location(s) referenced in A Photographic Death: England
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A Photographic Death by Judi Culbertson — A Dehli Laine Mystery
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