The Sausage Maker’s Daughters by AGS Johnson is set in 1972 and 24 year old Kip Czermanski, a self-proclaimed feminist is being held for murder.
Growing up wither father and 3 older sisters in Wisconsin; Kip was labeled the family trouble maker. After her activist college years (Vietnam area), she settles in California, as far from her family and the small town life as possible.
Kip never dreamed that coming home for a visit could land her in jail for the murder of her brother-in-law Stan, who just happened to be Kip’s ex-lover. The local D.A has a grudge with Kip’s father (the owner of a national sausage chain). The D.A makes sure Kip is going to be tried for the maximum offense. Her attorney’s must dig through the facts, family secrets and small town gossip to find the truth – and it’s not what you might expect.
The story takes a lot of twists and turns, mixing suspense, humor, history and family themes to come to a surprise ending.