By Charles Todd
International warfare I nurse Bess Crawford, brought in an obligation to the lifeless, returns in a thrilling new secret within which a homicide attracts her inexorably into the attractions of a crafty killer
It is the early summer time of 1917. Bess Crawford has back to England from the trenches of France with a convoy of seriously wounded males. one in all her sufferers is a tender pilot who has been burned past reputation, and who clings to lifestyles and the photograph of his spouse that's pinned to his tunic.
While passing via a London educate station, Bess notices a girl bidding an emotional farewell to an officer, her grief heart-wrenching. after which Bess realizes that she turns out general. in truth, she's the girl within the pilot's picture, however the guy she is seeing off isn't 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 someone who has noticeable her. For it seems that the lady 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. notwithstanding an arrest is made, she needs to delve into the depths of her very soul to make a decision if the police will hold an blameless guy or a vicious killer. Exposing in actual fact dangerous—and will placed her personal existence at the line.
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