At the very beginning of , our narrator, Towner Whitney, lets us know that she is "a crazy woman."
In The Lace Reader , she has had struggles with mental health and with the family gift of fortune telling through lace reading. She's back in Salem after a long absence due to the disappearance of her aunt Eva. Although this is not a standard mystery, there are some mysteries along the way. Such as where is Aunt Eva? And where is Angela, another missing character? And most important, how did Towner's sister, Lyndley, die? An interesting and entertaining book!