A beautiful historical mystery for fans of Sarah Waters, Amitav Ghosh's The Sea of Poppies, and Jamaica Inn.London in the 1770s is bursting with opportunity.
It's a city fuelled by new ideas and new money, where everything is for sale - including entree into the ruling class. Making their way in this buccaneering society are Carey Ravine, a spirited young woman of enigmatic background, and her husband, the charming, endlessly enterprising Oliver Nash.
Carey and Nash share a historic connection to India and a desperate ambition to better themselves.
But as Nash's plans draw them into a restless association of gamblers and secret societies, Carey begins to question what's really hidden behind the seedy glamour of their lives.
Her unease grows with the appearance of a mysterious man whose appearance unearths a troubling secret from the past.
Carey finds herself forced to investigate the truth behind the stranger's claims-- - and to confront her own illusions about herself.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing
- Publication Date: 16/06/2016
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9781782069935