In a small boarding house in a quiet area of Chicago, an elderly man has passed away with little more than the name and number of one Ellie Foreman in his coat pockets. When contacted, Ellie wracks her brain for answers, but she has no apparent connection to the deceased. And between her work as video producer, her attempts to move past her ex-husband, and her struggles a s a single mom, she has too much on her plate as it is. Still, she’s determined to find out who this man was – and how he knew her. But what begins as a simple set of inquiries soon evolves into a terrifying revelation of secrets. From the political circles of today’s North Shore to the memories buried deep in the heart of Chicago’s Jewish community, Ellie uncovers a mystery whose roots reach back over half a century… and ultimately into the darkest secrets of her own family. The first in the Ellie Foreman series.
Libby gives an overview of the book:
Libby Fischer Hellmann is a transplant from Washington, D.C., where, she says, “When you’re sitting around the dinner table gossiping about the neighbors, you’re talking politics.” Armed with a Masters Degree in Film Production from New York University, and a BA in history...