The number-one New York
Times-bestselling author returns with a brand-new Sherbrooke
novel, featuring a cast of witty and outrageous characters and two
wonderfully complex mysteries.
In April 1831, her grace Corinne Monroe wants her widowed son,
Lord Julian, to marry her best friend''s daughter, Miss Sophie
Wilkie. Julian last saw Sophie when she was twelve years old,
silent, skinny, and always staring at him. However, his mother is
nothing if not persuasive, and Julian reluctantly accompanies her
to London to meet the young lady.
And he knows that whatever happens isn''t going to be good.
Lord Devlin Monroe, Julian''s nephew, is very fond of his
intriguing reputation in society: he delights, he frightens, he
brings on delicious shudders. He''s enjoying an extraordinarily
pleasant bachelor life until Miss Roxanne Radcliffe and her niece,
Miss Sophie Wilkie, appear in London society, and he finds himself
wondering how he could have enjoyed midnight alone.
Julian and Devlin must discover what really happened three years
earlier when Julian''s first wife, Lily, was found dead. If they
don''t find out the truth, their lives could be ruined. And there
is another, even more perfidious, danger that lurks in the shadows,