At a summons from Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy, midwife Sarah Brandt arrives at the elegant home of famed magnetic healer Edmund Blackwell to find his wife in labor - and the good doctor dead from an apparent suicide. Only Malloy sees what no one else wants to: that Blackwell was murdered in his own home.
After a successful delivery, the Blackwell baby falls mysteriously ill. Relying on her nurse's training and woman's intuition, Sarah discovers the source of the baby's sickness and uncovers a scandal that leads Malloy's investigation down a gilded path paved with greed, deception, and desire.
"Victoria Thompson shines.... Anne Perry and Caleb Carr fans rejoice!" (Tamar Myers, author of
The Hand That Rocks the Ladle)
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Absolutely! Excellent storyline, atmosphere and characters.
Mrs Sarah Brandt without doubt - a proud, brave and vibrant woman of breeding with a caring career and a spirit of adventure - I look forward to hearing more of her
I didn't! I found her accent something that I had to get over in order to continue to enjoy the story.
I could have...
- Mrs Maureen Cate