Behind doors is another story. Behind doors you can do what
Sophia - rational, demure, and hiding a 'little weakness' - has
recently married the charismatic Mr Zedland. But Zedland has
secrets of his own and Sophia comes to suspect that her marriage is
not what it seems.
In cramped rooms in Covent Garden, Betsy-Ann shuffles a pack of
cards. A gambler, dealer in second-hand goods, and living with a
grave robber, her life could not be more different to Sophia's -
but she too discovers that she has been lied to.
As both women take steps to discover the truth, their lives come
together through a dramatic series of events, taking the reader
through the streets of 1760s London: a city wearing a genteel
civility on its surface and rife with hypocrisy, oppression and
violence lurking underneath.