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Publisher's Summary

At once a compelling murder mystery and a moving exploration of love and grief, critically acclaimed author Nicola Upson's eighth Josephine Tey mystery is a force to be reckoned with.

In the summer of 1915, the sudden death of a young girl brings grief and notoriety to Charleston Farmhouse on the Sussex Downs. 

Years later, Josephine Tey returns to the same house - now much changed - and remembers the two women with whom she once lodged as a young teacher during the Great War. As past and present collide, with murders decades apart, Josephine is forced to face the possibility that the scandal which threatened to destroy those women's lives hid a much darker secret.

©2019 Nicola Upson (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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Fabulous!

This book had me enthralled. What a murder mystery! My Husband and I finished it at 0500 and were up all night listening to it. She just writes a great story and this has been one of the best series I have ever read. Please get this series. You'll love it.

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Great performance, very good story!

Excellent book that shows how important the gay rights movement is. Nicola Upson does a fantastic job at the psychology of people a few unsatisfactory and unexplained red herrings. I did not like the ending. plus I do not like why Josephine and Marta have such a fragile relationship.

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This is the first mystery I have read by Nicola Upson. It offered a unique perspective and an unexpected resolution.

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Women Might Like this Book

I wasn’t in the mind-set to read this book. War and complicated female relationships. I didn’t have the patience. FF through most of it, however some women might really enjoy the stop.

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A rather confusing story about the relationships between same sex female couples and how far they'll go to protect each other.

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The story moves much too slowly for me.

Narration is stilted and the story left me wanting it to “just get on with it.”