The following book review was written by Bobbi King:
The Lost Ancestor.
By Nathan Dylan Goodwin. Published by the author. 2014.
The book is subtitled “A Genealogical Crime Mystery” and we see that this is another Morton Farrier, Forensic Genealogist, story.
Mr. Goodwin has published one previous novel called Hiding The Past, where he introduces Farrier, the investigative genealogist. This is the second volume in the series, and perhaps Mr. Goodwin is cluing us in that an entire set may be in the works.
In the gardened British countryside, Farrier is called to the home of Ray Mercer, where he asks Farrier to take on the mystery of the 1911 disappearance of his great aunt, Mary Mercer. Farrier agrees, and so begins the story, tracking Farrier’s progress, discoveries, search, and revelations. And the unexpected circumstance of being spied upon himself. Farrier becomes the target of unknown persons more interested in stopping his work than letting the mystery unfold.