When Charlotte Pittâ€™s sister is charged with murder, she
and her husband Thomas must work fast to clear herâ€”and find
the real killer
As Inspector Thomas Pitt works to resolve the case of a
dismembered woman, his womanizing brother-in-law, George
March, Lord Ashworth, is poisoned with his morning coffee at
the country estate of his cousins. The primary suspect?
Charlotteâ€™s sister, Emily, the murdered manâ€™s wife and
Pittâ€™s sister-in-law. Charlotte and Pitt take on the March
clan with the help of Great-aunt Vespasia, their formidable
relative and a member of the clan, to break through the wall
of deceit and silence. When Sybilla March, Georgeâ€™s
suspected paramour, is found strangled by her hair and Emily
is the one who found her, the case would seem hopelessâ€”for
anyone but the indomitable Pitts.
Their pursuit of the truth takes them down a path of
corruption, depravity, and murder, from the elegant
townhouses lining fashionable Cardington Crescent to the
horrifying slums of London.