Perdita follows the investigation by professor Garth Keller of an elderly woman’s claim that she is one hundred and thirty-four years old. Using Marged’s diaries, the story alternates between the 1800s and the present day. The reader is drawn into Marged’s life and it soon becomes clear that both the past and present are connected by a mysterious figure known only as Perdita. This is the same figure Marged claims prevents her from dying. With compelling characters, and a fascinating blend of Canadian nautical history, romance, and even Greek Mythology, Perdita is sure to appeal to a wide audience. There were a few loose ends which left me a bit frustrated so hopefully there is a sequel in the works.