Review: The Unknown Beloved by Amy Harmon


Amy Harmon



From the bestselling author of Where the Lost Wander and What the Wind Knows comes the evocative story of two people whose paths collide against the backdrop of mystery, murder, and the Great Depression.

Chicago, 1923: Ten-year-old Dani Flanagan returns home to find police swarming the house, her parents dead. Michael Malone, the young patrolman assigned to the case, discovers there’s more to the situation—and to Dani Flanagan herself—than the authorities care to explore. Malone is told to shut his mouth, and Dani is sent away to live with her spinster aunts in Cleveland.

Fifteen years later, Michael Malone is summoned to Cleveland to investigate a series of murders that have everyone stumped, including his friend and famed Prohibition agent Eliot Ness, now Cleveland’s director of safety. There, in a city caught in the grip of a serial killer, Dani and Malone cross paths once again.

Malone is drawn to Dani and her affinity for the dead and compassion for the destitute. It doesn’t take long for him to realize that she could help him solve his case. As terror descends on the city and Malone and Dani confront the dark secrets that draw them together, it’s a race to find the killer or risk becoming his next victims.


I absolutely fell in love with this book from the very beginning. It transported me to the 1930s when life was so different. The story had just the right mixture of angst and mystery along with a beautiful love story.

● Dani Flanagan (25) & Michael Malone (40)
● seamstress / criminal investigator
● Chicago, 1923 -1938
● hunting a serial killer – The Butcher
● Michael is a no-nonsense hero
● Dani has a special gift
● age-gap
● slow burn
● historical fiction
● mystery / suspense
● features some real people

Amy Harmon is a favorite author of mine. She writes the most unique stories that keep the reader coming back for more. While at the library I saw a lady holding one of Ms. Harmon’s books and we got into a fun conversation while we waited to check out our books. I was able to recommend more books by Ms. Harmon after hearing what kind of books she liked to read. I had a great time discussing all the unique facets of Ms. Harmon’s books with this lady.

**Complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.**

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