In this latest, felicitous addition to the Isabel Dalhousie series,
our inquisitive heroine comes to see that there are very few of us
who are not flawed . . . herself included.
A couple who are old friends of Isabel's ask for her help in a
rather tricky situation: A successor is being sought for the
headmaster position at their alma mater. The board has four final
candidates but has received an anonymous letter alleging that one
of them has a very serious skeleton in the closet. Could Isabel
discreetly look into it? And so she does. What she discovers about
all the candidates is surprising, but what she discovers in herself
turns out to be equally revealing--and she finds that she has also
unwittingly upset Jamie, the father of her young son.
Isabel's investigation will have her exploring issues of charity,
forgiveness, and humility as she moves nearer and nearer to some of
the most hidden precincts of the heart.
"From the Hardcover edition."