The Woman in the Water by Will Barton. Published by Endeavour

Life is bleak for those without financial security in 1761. After losing her baby, Lizzie Yeo is hired as a wet-nurse for the infant son of vicar Jonathan Harding and is secure until the boy is sent away to school. Next she procures a job working in an apothecary and while life is far from perfect, at least she’s found a way to keep a roof over her head and food in her belly. Then a woman’s body is found in the river,  just as Lizzie’s friend Nancy goes missing. Is there a connection? This is a stark and rather bleak (and probably very accurate) view of life in the 18th century. The setting takes center stage in this historical mystery

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