In the gripping new novel by the author of The Fourteenth Letter, a lawyer in Victorian London must find a man he got off a murder charge – and who seems to have killed again . . . Victorian London, 1882.
Five years ago, crusading lawyer Cage Lackmann successfully defended Moses Pickering against a charge of murder. Now, a body is found bearing all the disturbing hallmarks of that victim – and Pickering is missing.
Cage’s reputation is in tatters, and worse, he is implicated in this new murder by the bitter detective who led the first failed case. Left with no other alternative, Cage must find Pickering to prove his innocence.
Did Cage free a brutal murderer? Or is there something more sinister at work?
PRAISE FOR CLAIRE EVANS
‘A darkly brilliant romp packed with intrigue and romance . . . curl up and prepare to become immersed‘ Heat
‘Exuberant plotting and witty prose. Great fun‘ The Times ‘Claire Evans has created a cast of deliciously sinister and mysterious characters. A hugely satisfying read‘ Good Housekeeping
‘If you enjoyed Kate Mosse’s Labyrinth or Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist, then chances are you’re going to love this new thriller’ Hello Magazine