By Charles Todd
From the brilliantly ingenious long island instances bestselling writer Charles Todd comes an unforgettable new personality in a very good new series
England, 1916. Independent-minded Bess Crawford's upbringing is way diversified from that of the standard upper-middle-class British gentlewoman. becoming up in India, she discovered the significance of accountability, honor, and accountability from her officer father. on the outbreak of worldwide battle I, she in his footsteps and volunteered for the nursing corps, serving from the battlefields of France to the doomed medical institution send Britannic.
On one voyage, Bess grows keen on the younger, gravely wounded Lieutenant Arthur Graham. anything rests seriously on his moral sense, and to provide him a bit peace as he dies, she gives you to bring a message to his brother. it truly is a few months ahead of she will be able to perform this responsibility, and whilst she's subsequent in England, she herself is improving from a wound.
whilst Bess arrives on the Graham residence in Kent, Jonathan Graham listens to his brother's final needs with impressive indifference. Neither his mom nor his brother Timothy turns out to imagine it has any value. Unsettled by means of this, Bess is ready to take her go away whilst unexpected tragedy envelops her. She quick discovers that gratifying this accountability to the useless has thrust her right into a maelstrom of intrigue and homicide that would endanger her personal existence and try out her braveness as now not even struggle has.
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