The follow-up to THE THREE MISS MARGARETS delivers another delicious Southern cocktail of small town secrets, women of substance, and the power of the past to determine the future.
Having ruled their tiny Southern town with a velvet grip for decades, the sight of the formidable three Miss Margarets, Li'l Bit, Maggie and Peggy, gathered on a porch is a sign that all's well with the world, even if they are in company with the notorious Laurel Selene McCready, a wild child from the wrong side of the tracks.
But when Miss Peggy dies and leaves her entire fortune to Laurel, the daughter she never had, the townsfold are in an uproar. Not only has a girl everyone throught would amount to nothing suddenly become the wealthiest landowner in town, but she's inherited its biggest employer, Garrison Gardens - and a whole sea of trouble.
As Laurel stuggles with the sudden responsibility for her home town's future and the shady family lawyer's attempts to strongarm her into signing over power of attorney, she stumbles across a dark secret about the former first lady of Garrison Gardens, and her own path suddenly becomes clear.
Culminating in an unforgettable sleight-of-hand, Those Garrison Women reminds us that behind every great fortune there is a great crime - and an even better story.
Review: Following from 'The Three Miss Margarets, Louise Shaffer captivates the reader with exciting intrigue.
Those Garrison Women
Publisher: Random House Australia