A woman is discovered beneath the London streets, barely alive. Soon after, DC Josie Chancellor finds an abandoned, newborn baby close to Leadengate station. DI Will Wagstaffe puts woman and baby together. The woman is Kerry Degg, a burlesque singer. Kerry has bad friends, a dodgy husband and no idea about what it takes to build a family. As Kerry clings to life, Staffe hears only discord as he ventures from Whitehall’s clubland to Soho’s fleshpots trying to make his way through a labyrinth of trails that leads to another woman, seemingly forced - like Kerry Degg - to bear her child in captivity.
The narrator completely ruined this book (sorry narrator!). I bought this talking book because I have just finished reading a paper copy of another of this author's titles, and thought it was brilliant, so I thought a talking version would be good. What a mistake, having just finished it, I am left with no clue to the actual plot. In fact, I would have returned it to audible, but I had recently returned another that was so bad I could not finish (not this author) so I persevered hoping the narration would improve. It didn't!