Summary

Phoebe Stanbury was killed in the summer of secrets....
One balmy June evening in 1881, Phoebe Stanbury stands before the guests at her engagement party: this is her moment, when she will join the renowned Raycraft family and ascend to polite society.
As she takes her fiancé's hand, a stranger holding a knife steps forward and ends the poor girl's life. Amid the chaos, he turns to her aristocratic groom and mouths: 'I promised I would save you.'
The following morning, just a few miles away, timid young legal clerk William Lamb meets a reclusive client. He finds the old man terrified and in desperate need of aid: William must keep safe a small casket of yellowing papers, and deliver an enigmatic message: The Finder knows.
With its labyrinth of unfolding mysteries, Claire Evans' riveting debut will be adored by fans of Kate Mosse, Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Jessie Burton.
©2017 Claire Evans (P)2017 Little, Brown Book Group
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Critic reviews

"Exuberant plotting and witty prose. Great fun." ( The Times)
"A darkly brilliant romp packed with intrigue and romance...curl up and prepare to become immersed."( Heat)
"Claire Evans has created a cast of deliciously sinister and mysterious characters. A hugely satisfying read." ( Good Housekeeping)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Rosie on 12-04-18

Mixed feelings!

The plot is not bad at all but such a shame about the narration. Characters portrayed very badly by reader. A better narrator may have made this more enjoyable.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By CharmayneFB on 26-03-18

So much better than I expected!

Somehow I wasn't expecting this to be a tale of murder, conspiracy, betrayal and intrigue going back centuries destroying families and creating new ones. The characters are drawn from across the globe and from every walk of life, not just the typical Victorian 'Upstairs downstairs' drama.

Great characters, great parallel storylines coming together at the end. Flawed characters grew on me as much as the good guys.

So glad I took a chance on an author I hadn't heard of and a book I wasn't sure about. Nice long story too. Looking forward to another from the same author.

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