This is the fifth book in Julia Keller's Bell Elkins series of mysteries set in Ackers Gap, West Virginia. In this novel, Keller weaves together two stories, one set in the present day, and the other during World War II. What does the death of an old man in a Alzheimer's care facility have to do with his participation in the D-Day invasion? "Keller crafts a cracking whodunnit with many a red herring, but her real accomplishment is the unflinching depiction of rural poverty and the ways the inhabitants of Acker's Gap hold on to their dignity despite few and terrible options."―Oprah.com. Please see other books in this series for more on the author.