In the gripping new novel by the author of The Fourteenth Letter, a lawyer in Victorian London must find a man he got off a murder charge – and who seems to have killed again . . . Victorian London, 1882. Five years ago, crusading lawyer Cage Lackmann successfully defended Moses Pickering against a charge of murder. Now, a body is found bearing all the disturbing hallmarks of that victim – and Pickering is missing. Did Cage free a brutal murderer?
Cage’s reputation is in tatters, and worse, he is implicated in this new murder by the bitter detective who led the first failed case. Left with no other alternative, Cage must find Pickering to prove his innocence.
His increasingly desperate search takes him back to the past, to a woman he never thought to see again, and down into a warren of lies and betrayals concealed beneath Holland Park mansions and the mean streets of Whitechapel – where a murderer, heartbreak and revenge lie in wait.
PRAISE FOR CLAIRE EVANS
‘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
‘If you enjoyed Kate Mosse’s Labyrinth or Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist, then chances are you’re going to love this new thriller’ Hello Magazine
‘Claire Evans has created a cast of deliciously sinister and mysterious characters. A hugely satisfying read‘ Good Housekeeping
‘I stayed up far too late reading this night after night. IT WILL GET YOU HOOKED’ Herald Sun
‘Claire Evans’s debut novel is exciting, ingenious‘ Good Reading Magazine
‘Will keep you guessing’ Crime Fiction Lover
‘The Fourteenth Letter is well researched, well plotted, well written and a jolly good read’ Promoting Crime Fiction blog
‘A delicious and surprising debut novel. Thrilling’ Love It Magazine
‘Builds to a shattering conclusion – it will repay your patience over and again. this is a superb story, well worth the read’ Crime Review
‘A truly thrilling read, and I will be looking out for this author’s next book. Highly recommended’ MyShelf (blog)