By Charles Todd
Global warfare I nurse Bess Crawford, brought in an obligation to the lifeless, returns in an exhilarating new secret during which a homicide attracts her inexorably into the points of interest of a crafty killer
It is the early summer time of 1917. Bess Crawford has lower back to England from the trenches of France with a convoy of significantly wounded males. certainly one of her sufferers is a tender pilot who has been burned past reputation, and who clings to existence and the photograph of his spouse that's pinned to his tunic.
While passing via a London teach station, Bess notices a lady bidding an emotional farewell to an officer, her grief heart-wrenching. after which Bess realizes that she turns out standard. actually, she's the girl within the pilot's photograph, however the guy she is seeing off isn't really her husband.
Back on accountability in France, Bess discovers a newspaper with a drawing of the woman's face at the entrance web page. Accompanying the drawing is a plea from Scotland backyard looking info from a person who has noticeable her. For it seems that the girl was once murdered at the very day Bess encountered her on the station.
Granted depart to talk with Scotland backyard, Bess turns into entangled within the case. although an arrest is made, she needs to delve into the depths of her very soul to come to a decision if the police will grasp an blameless guy or a vicious killer. Exposing actually dangerous—and will placed her personal existence at the line.
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