Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick
By Amanda Quick
The New York Times bestselling writer of Otherwise Engaged and The secret Woman offers an all-new novel of intrigue and homicide set opposed to the backdrop of Victorian London…
The Kern Secretarial enterprise offers trustworthy specialist companies to its prosperous customers, and Anne Clifton was once one of many best ladies in Ursula Kern’s hire. yet omit Clifton has met an premature end—and Ursula is confident it used to be now not because of traditional causes.
Archaeologist and adventurer Slater Roxton thinks Mrs. Kern is off her head to meddle in such risky enterprise. however, he turns out good adequate to Ursula, even though she does locate herself unnerved through his self-possession and unreadable green-gold eyes…
If this mysterious widowed good looks insists on stirring the pot, Slater intends to stay nearby as they enterprise into the darkish aspect of well mannered society. jointly they need to demonstrate the identification of a killer—and to accomplish their target they could have to exhibit their inner most secrets and techniques to one another as well…
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For one thing, she was older, perhaps twenty-two or twenty-three, a good six years older than Sister Brigid. And for another, Martha seemed to live on a higher level. She was usually so serene. ” Sister Martha, she’d scolded, rounding on the culprit, carried a great sadness inside her. She couldn’t talk about her childhood, or her family, or what had led her to choose the religious life as the other novices did. Her memory went back no further than three years, when she’d been brought to the infirmary after a terrible accident and had awakened not knowing who she was or where she’d come from.
Her heart gave a leap. It might be that nice Mr. Wilde, coming to call, or a friend who had heard from him that she was back in Hawkshill. Nerves fluttered in the pit of her stomach. Breathing deeply, she opened the door and stepped onto the porch. When she saw the horse and rider, she felt a shiver of alarm. The man on the horse looked as though he might have stolen it. The horse was a magnificent beast—black glossy coat, streaming mane, muscles that moved and rippled as it climbed the slope. Its rider was the opposite.
Without waiting to take aim, she swung it in an arc and caught him a glancing blow on the shoulder. He staggered and cursed, but still came on. There was no stopping this man! She swung the paddle again, missed, and sent the crock of flour she’d set out on the table tumbling to the floor. A fine brown powder floated up. He gave one of his infuriating low laughs and lunged for her. She swung at him again. This time her paddle collided with the pan of strawberry jam and sent it spinning. It hit the mantel with a resounding thud and exploded in a shower of gooey crimson rain.