The Virgin of Small Plains
by Nancy Pickard
Review: This mystery set in Small Plains, Kansas switches back and forth between the present and past. In 1987, Abby and Mitch are two 17-year-olds in love, but when Mitch witnesses something appalling, he leaves town without warning.
Almost 20 years later, Abby finds Mitch's mom wandering in a farm field, near the grave of the Virgin of Small Plains, a young woman who was lost on the night of the blizzard in 1987. Abby becomes determined to find out the truth about the Virgin's true identity. The characters are realistic and compelling, and the setting is richly drawn.
Now I am reading her latest book!