By Charles Todd
Take pleasure in Charles Todd's 3rd novel within the Bess Crawford sequence: A sour fact. As an advantage, you get an excerpt from the fourth Bess Crawford novel, An Unmarked Grave, on sale June five, 2012.
attempting to support a lady in misery, global battle I nurse and unintended sleuth Bess Crawford learns that no sturdy deed is going unpunished.
whilst battlefield nurse Bess Crawford returns from France for a well-earned Christmas depart, she reveals a bruised and shivering lady huddled within the doorway of her London place of abode. the girl has nowhere to show, and propelled via an organization feel of responsibility, Bess takes her in.
as soon as within Bess's flat, the lady unearths quarrel along with her husband erupted into violence, but she desires to go back home—if Bess will decide on her to Sussex. understanding that the lady is being affected by a concussion, Bess supplies up a number of invaluable days of go away to commute together with her. yet she quickly discovers that it is a reliable deed with unforeseeable consequences.
What Bess unearths at Vixen Hill is a home of mourning. The woman's kinfolk has collected for a memorial provider for the elder son, who died of warfare wounds. Her husband, domestic on compassionate depart, is demanding, stricken by jealousy and his personal in charge conscience.
Then, whilst a bothered houseguest is located useless, Bess herself turns into a first-rate suspect within the case. This homicide will lead her to a perilous quest in war-torn France, an unforeseen best friend, and a startling revelation that places her in jeopardy sooner than a vicious killer should be uncovered.
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