Contagion by Johanne Dahme
In her fourth novel Joanne Dahme creates another page-turning tale in which a young woman named Rose strives to rid Philadelphia’s water of the deadly typhoid bacteria. Set in the late 19th century, Rose Dugan is a young wife who is actively involved in her community. But when her best friend is killed while working at Philadelphia’s Water Works' gardens, the mystery around her death pulls Rose in. Will she save the city from a deadly typhoid outbreak that is threatening the city’s water system? Will Rose unravel the mystery behind her best friend’s murder—a fate that was actually meant for her?
I haven't read many historical fiction books set in America before so I'm looking forward to learning more about the historical events and life there and the added mystery murder plot theme sounds brilliant.
I think that the cover is quite eye catching because of the hazy background mixed with the bright and shining face of the girl that makes it more striking. The red writing also fits in with the feel of the cover and the authors name in a simpler font fits in unobtrusively.
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