Release Date: January 30, 2018
The Burial Society is an organization based in Paris run by a woman named Catherine. She provides a service for women that want to escape to safety from domestic abuse. The Society provides them with new identities along with a safe haven from their former lives. Three years earlier, Mallory Burrows reached out to Catherine for assistance after receiving numerous threats. Mallory started receiving these warnings after her ongoing affair in Westport, CT. Catherine wasn’t able to help, and with the passage of time, Mallory is presumed dead. Catherine feels very guilty about her failure.
Three years later, Mallory Borrows’ family is living in Paris. Her daughter, Natalie, finds her father, Brian, murdered in their apartment. The police believe the murder is due to a botched robbery. Natalie and her older brother Jake are skeptical and begin their own investigation. Brian Burrows’ death catches the attention of Catherine from The Burial Society. Her curiosity, along with her prior connection to their mother, convinces her to investigate. Perhaps this can help soften her guilt about failing to help Mallory all those years ago.
Each chapter in The Burial Society is told in a different character’s point of view. This is a fun twisty mystery that is hard to put down. This is the Nina Sadowsky’s second novel.