~Written by Patricia Goodwin
When Two Women Die by Patricia Goodwin is an intriguing tale of two women who are viciously murdered 301 years apart near the same location in Marblehead, MA.
The year is 1690 and Elizabeth Treadwell and her dear friend Rosie Low are supporting one another through child rearing, gardening and chores while their husbands and most of the other men in Marblehead are away at sea. Their lives have become fairly routine and they looked forward to the day the men returned. However, something unexpected and horrifying was about to happen, something that would change their lives forever.
Fast-forward to Marblehead 1991 and Beth Treadwell and her closest friend Julie Low Peach are enjoying pizza while their 5 children are kept entertained by the pizza chefs. They talked about Beth's project on Marblehead's ancestry. They eventually parted ways so Beth could work on a video of the town's history. Both women's lives, similar to the first two, were filled with children and chores. Their lives too appeared typical to anyone who knew them. A fateful afternoon cruise around the bay would soon become anything, but typical.
Patricia Goodwin has a gift for captivating readers leaving them yearning for more. As the story transitions from 1690 to 1991 the similarities in events become pronounced and send chills down your spine.
I really enjoyed When Two Women Die and definitely recommend picking up a copy.
Available at www.amazon.com.