When Jack Turner rents a lakeside cabin near Culpepper University to work on his doctoral dissertation, he expects to escape all distractions and focus on his goal. But like so many of us (me included), he begins to seek ways to avoid what he's supposed to be doing. When he decides to look through a bookcase in the living room, he makes a surprising find. Eventually his curiosity leads him to uncover further material, and now his surprise turns to shock.
Dissertation all but forgotten, Jack and his girlfriend, Rachel Cook, start on a dangerous course to learn how Jack's discoveries might relate to current-day citizens of the Culpepper area. As the WWII bombing of Dresden weaves its way into the fabric of the documents Jack discovers, he and Rachel have to decide between their personal safety and pursuing the links they've unearthed. Which choice is the right thing to do?
Dan Walsh has created another page-turning mystery-suspense to follow When Night Comes, though it's not necessary to have read the first book to love this one. I thoroughly enjoyed Remembering Dresden. The story caught me on the first page and didn't let go until the harrowing climax.
I give Remembering Dresden two thumbs up and recommend it highly. My thanks to the author for providing my review copy.