Tragedy strikes Pemberley, and Fitzwilliam Darcy must assume the role of guardian to his maiden sister, Georgiana. When Darcy's trust is betrayed by a childhood friend, Darcy decides to take affairs into his own hands - only to find himself blackmailed by his worst enemy and manipulated by a woman who would ruin his innocent sister's reputation to suit her own wants.
"Story okay, narrator not so much"
Despite a planned move, the mysterious death of photographer Bryn Wallace keeps American writer Nora Tierney glued to Oxford in order to clear her close friend, artist Val Rogan, who has been wrongfully accused of Bryn's murder. Or has she? Nora quickly becomes embroiled in the murder investigation, much to the dismay of two men: Detective Inspector Declan Barnes, the senior on the case; and Simon Ramsey, the illustrator of Nora's children's book.